Monday, October 30, 2017

Topic Rust with Lin Brown stamps for Paper Artsy

2017 Topic 16: Rust

As soon as I heard the theme RUST, I thought: that's for me! I LOVE the color of rust. It also made we want to try the Rusting Powder from Paper Artsy!!

I did make some mistakes with the Rusting Powder. My first try went (partially) into the waste bin; I sprayed too much water, so the powder colored it rusty around the stamped image as well; yes I actually tried to use it on a stamped image. I could save only a part of it to make some ATC'S from. 
Rust = metal? No.. the rusting powder can be used on any surface, even on fabric. You'll discover where I have used the powder when you read on. 

YES, some home decor, A4 size. The chicken wire has been patiently waiting in my stash for several years.... 

I started the project on a piece of fabric, cotton, covered partially with white gesso. I left some edges, so it would create a frame around the main part. When dry, I added the stamping with black StazOn (on the wrong side!!) with a stampng tool.  I could not understand why it was so difficult to stamp a dark image on it, even after the third try, until I realized that I stamped on the backside.....

....BUT that's a happy accident as far as I am concerned, as I could add color more easily to the beautiful foliage stamps from Lin Brown. I used some watered-down Brown Shed Fresco Chalk Paint to color it. 

The outlines of the stamped image were done with a black marker. The gesso at the back kept it from bleeding too much! 

A close-up of the sponging in the background with PS074 and PS021, just to add some interest to the background. Do you see the structure paste on the base board with PS021? These were 'colored' with Rusting Powder, too. 

Maybe you can see the rust better on these:    

As you might have guessed: I also rusted the chicken wire by applying black structure paste to it, and make the powder stick to it before it had dried ... I sprayed it only after the paste was dry, to make sure the powder wouldn't run off from the moist. It really is like magic, it's real rust, and you wouldn't want this on metal that should not get rust on them; it smells like rust too! I sprayed it with a fixative after I was happy with the rusting effect. 

The edges around the frame is where there was no gesso at the back, and I could easily color that with wetting it, and adding distress inks.


I particularly like the way the foliage has turned out!!

AND the rust! 

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Irish saying : "May flowers always line your path! "

Nuance for the background...
I must confess... the embossing powder on the black stamping happened by mistake. I stamped the script with versamark and discovered that the black ink also had white embossing powder on it.. it was not dry completely. BUT I kind of liked it, so decided to heat emboss it this way.

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Colorful and easy!

Playing with Nuance is so rewarding.. and then the stamped images just complete it. 
Does the card need more? Yes, maybe a sentiment, to be added when you know whom you'll use the card for. 

Magenta products used:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Reminder for TIMI challenge!

Another week into October, so I have the reminder for you to join in! 

For more info, see the Craft Stamper's blog... I can tell you there is a gorgeous prize to be given away from IndigoBlu.   

A red and black ink on the same stamp? See what you get! So easy, so striking! The stamp is from Hero Arts!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

How to Give a Book a New Life as Bookbox !!

Today is the last time I will be posting as a design team member for Art Anthology!  yes, sadly, as I step down from the design team after being there for a year..
...but don't be sad, there are very talented new design team members already there!
Thanks Stayce for having me, I really had fun working (playing) with your beautiful product! They will stay in my stash and I am sure I will USE them!

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Mini Album Makers Challenge
2. SSS Monday challenge : Not a card

This time I chose to alter a book into a bookbox. 
It was a looooooot of work!

I gave myself some homework: and I must say: mission accomplished...
I wanted to know whether I like to work on a white or black surface better?! I still don't know the answer.. I like them both.

 I chose to use the colors from the current moodboard:

For a step-by-step of the process: SNAPGUIDE!!

Some photo's of the project: I had fun!


Have a play and show it to us on our Facebook group Art Anthology’s Adventures in Art !

Longing for the birds...

When it's wintery outside, there are no birdsongs.
I long for that, the twittering of their songs.

LOVE this design; it's so versatile, and very suitable for masculine themed projects too.  

The background has been made with Nuance colors, the white accents with an acrylic marker. The extra color in the stamped images has been done with watercolor pencils. 


Magenta products used:

Friday, October 6, 2017

A new TIMI challenge!

Again, a month has flown by.. so time for a new TIMI challenge!

For more info, see the Craft Stamper's blog... I can tell you there is a gorgeous prize to be given away from IndigoBlu.  

I love this stamp by Impression Obsession! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Close to nature...

Stamp is from Penny Black! It's so gorgeous to be able to stamp up the stamp multiple times with a stamping tool. 

I am entering this in the challenge on
1. Penny Black - close to nature

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

TWTT at Magemta - backgrounds!

We have a Tuesday with the Team blog (TWTT) post today on the Magenta blog! 
On one of the Tuesdays each month, we will feature DT member's tips and/or tricks in regards to a crafty topic. 
This month, the team is sharing different tips and ideas on ways to
create backgrounds.
"smooshing of Nuance to paper with an acrylic block"


I am sharing a background technique too:

 Sprinkle very little Nuance powder onto your acrylic block (3 colors) and mist it with water. 
Put your cardstock on top of the acrylic block, and turn the stack so you can see what is happening. Move the color by pressing in areas, until you are satisfied with the blending and coverage. 

Now for the difficult part: let it sit for about 10 minutes, so the water and color can get saturated by the paper. This will prevent it from having puddles of muddy color on the side you lift off the block as last.  

Finish the card as shown.  

Produits Magenta utilis├ęs:
Magenta products used:

Swirly Flower

Monday, October 2, 2017

Colour in my world - Indian summer colors !

The back cover of my (full!) art journal. 

I tested Paper-Artsy's rusting powder on the diecut word TIME, and it worked out great. I applied it over wet texture paste, and had to wait for the rust. It really smells like rust, so I imagine it's real rust! 

I am entering this in the challenge on : 
2. Art Journal Journey - Colour in my World
3. FB group Creative Ladies (closed group) - structure, first word in a book on page 16, indian summer colors : challenge chosen by Willy Duit. 
4. TIOT - clocks/time
5. Stamping Sensations - Autumn Glory
6. Country View challenges - Autumnal hues