Thursday, 30 October 2014

Any Old Iron @ Artist Trading Post Exchange Challenge

Welcome everyone.............its great to have you visit me here at CNCT and huge thanks to those who entered our Halloween Challenge over at Artist Trading Post Exchange. Your entries were amazing and the Winner  and Top 3 will be announced on the 1st of November.
Today I am sharing my DT piece for Ruth's challenge, which is a photo inspired, based on the fabulous texture and colours of "Rust". This really is a wonderful challenge and you can view all the details by clicking HERE. 
You will see that I went a bit mad with the rust theme!!!!
 My background was created using aluminium foil, multi-medium, tissue paper, acrylic paint, Crafty Notions Acrylic Wax, CN Rusting Powder and white vinegar. The photograph below is the first's a fairly lengthy process and not one to be completed in an afternoon or evening as each step must dry thoroughly.
 This is the finished background...full of rusty goodness and it's very pliable, not hard like you would expect. (It's very important to seal it with acrylic wax)
 To create the rust on the fabric I took a piece of Ranger Cut 'N'Dry Foam and applied the acrylic wax to my Tim Holtz SA Damask Stamp. I then applied the stamp to the fabric, sprinkling the rusting powder on top. (TIP :Remember to tap off the excess  RP on to a sheet of paper so you can return it to the jar.) The fabric was then spritzed with white vinegar and left to dry.......fabulous rusting and texture, looks better IRL.
 The heart is a Tim Holtz die cut- Petals and by placing 2 together you have a large heart. 
Once again acrylic wax was applied and then sprinkled with rusting powder, spritzed with white vinegar.
 Two Paper Artsy Hot Picks Stamps ( HP1109EZ) were inked with Ranger Jet Black Archival ink and applied to wooden tags. Rusty Hinge DI was then applied  to the tag once the ink had dried and an Idea-Ology Mini Gear completed the look. 
 I love Idea-Ology trinkets and these arrows are such a great size for larger projects.
Some Vintage lace was applied around the rusty heart using extra sticky double sided tape
 I also used Idea-Ology Hinge Clips,  Arrows and the gorgeous metal Butterfly
Rusting is such fun and you can achieve amazing effects and textures. To view the inspirational makes of my DT sister's please click HERE

Would be great to have you join in the challenge with us and there is a voucher for the winner to spend at Artist Trading Post who have a vast array of Mixed Media Products for your use, some of which I have linked within my post. 

Best wishes and catch up soon xxx

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  1. Great make Annie, it looks really old and rusty. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Great textures and colours, lovely creation.

  3. Fabulous Annie, a wonderful piece and this looks like a great challenge!

  4. Such an artsy make Annie...great background too!
    greetings, Alie :-)

  5. This is amazing Annie, I love the rusted fabric.
    xxx Hazel.

  6. Ooh this is fabulous! Such authentic rust - so cool - I love everything about it! xxx

  7. I love your "rusty" project, Annie! I love the texture and the rusty fabric is a great touch!

  8. You always amaze me with what you create and this is no exception. Love it and that rust background is fabulous!

  9. OH MY!!! LOVE the texture you created from the tissue and foil! The rust is gorgeous as well! Beautiful cover!

  10. What a fabulous idea using a stencil with the rusting technique...this is another must do for me! I love how the fabric and all the rusting has worked so beautifully. Wonderful project Annie. Ruth x

  11. Wow, what an amazing piece of art Annie. Love all the rusting elements. Hugs Mum xxxxx

  12. That's a fantastic piece of art with gorgeous details.

  13. Wow Annie, talk about rusty heaven! This piece is gorgeous and I love that there is so much rust, I especially love how you rusted the fabric, it is amazing! A wonderful make. Hugs, Anne xx

  14. A great take on Ruth's challenge Annie! I love how you rusted the fabric too. A fab background which shows a great deal of patience on your part!
    Julia xx

  15. A super rusting technique and textures, it 's a fantastic piece and I love all the details and the lovely lace heart.

  16. Anonymous10/30/2014

    A stunning creation.
    Annie, I love rust and absolutely love what you have created here.
    I have to say that I have never used acrylic wax when using the CN rusting powder. I was introduced to rusting powder via The Altered Element (sadly no more) and have never sealed the rustiness. Very interested to read that you seal the rust. Is there a particular brand of acrylic wax I should be using?
    When rusty art has a feminine twist that is so appealing. Beautiful attention to detail on your hanging.

  17. Not sure what happened to my last comment! Your rusting is absolutely stunning Annie! Your piece is gorgeous too, just love it! x

  18. Anonymous11/01/2014

    Fabulous rusty project Annie! Love the rusted fabric and the petals to form the heart. Sue C x

  19. What a fantastic piece of rusting here Annie. Love the lace heart too. Jenny x

  20. Wonderful rusty textures and colours x

  21. This is fabulous, just want to touch!! Hugs Chrisx


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