Saturday, 30 January 2016

Rusting powder on a corrugated scrap

Hi everyone, I've been playing with a new toy, rusting powder.

I had a piece of a cardboard box and tore most of the top layer off to expose the corrugations.
I sprayed with antiqued bronze distress stain, well actually I painted this on as the nozzle was blocked! 

When this was dry I painted on some collage glue then sprinkled on the rusting powder, tipping the excess back into the jar. Next, spray with white vinegar and set aside to dry. I love the rusty texture as it is really rough and scratchy.

I'm linking up to a new to me mixed media challenge at Anything but cute.
You can create any project but you must use a wet medium. So distress stain and vinegar count hopefully! The rusting powder is my new item.

I stamped the tiny you onto tissue paper and attached it with glue n seal.

The heart was cut from a snippet of metal sheet. I painted it with snow cap alcohol mixative then coated it with glossy accents. I decided I wanted a red heart so I coloured it with an alcohol pen.

The bird was punched from a scrap of watercolor paper and coloured with distress inks.

The love diecut was coloured with platinum inka paste watered down and painted on.

I'm also linking up to the challenges at Simon Says Stamp Monday where love is in the air with a touch of red.

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday where it's anything goes.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
The playground gates are about to clang shut, so I'm rushing over there too.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop. You only need to use 1 snippet to play along.

SU bird punch: Memory Box woodland branch and heart delights dies: Couture Creations Love script die; Dusty Attic rusting powder; antiqued bronze distress stain; Happy Little Stampers thinking of you stamp; versafine ink; tissue paper; glue n seal; platinum inka gold paste; distress inks.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Di said...

Wow Cathy - a fabulous card! And the rusting powder sounds such fun - certainly gives a really great result!


Di xx

Donna said...

Hi Cathy. Love your new toy - rusting powder sounds like fun to me!
Gorgeous card. X

Mrs A. said...

Well that ended up being a 2hr delay whilst I went off to find where I could lay my paws on some rusting powder!! Lol. A few other items fell off the shelf at the same time. Needs must and all that.
Love your rusty cardboard on here. Looks very authentic. hugs Mrs A. (following u following me.)

Loll said...

So very cool!! Love that background Cathy. Haven't tried rusting powder but will need to look into getting some. :) xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is fantastic! I love everything about it. So much texture and the sparkle and bright red heart too. Is rusting powder like embossing powder? I must check into that, it looks great.

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful! Love the details and layering of this sweet bird! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Oh this is such a fetching design and the rusting powder is right up my alley (mostly used in my Steampunk designs)! Isn't it wonderful to play with? So many possibilities! Wonderful texture you have achieved and that bird and sentiment are awesome sauce! Your heart sure does pop with the vibrant red. Fantabulous!

Thanks for joining in our "Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Redanne said...

Cathy, the rusting you achieved is superb and it works so beautifully on the corrugated card. I love the contrast between the rust and the beautiful blue bird and the wonderful pop of red with the lovely heart. A beautiful piece of art!

Thanks so much for joining in our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute, it is always lovely to see 'newbie's' joining in! Anne DT xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Never heard of rusting powder but your background looks awesome! Love that card!

Anita in France said...

What a cool background, Cathy ... the texture is fantastic ... that simple little bird and sweet bright heart are fabulous against it! Hugs, Anita :)

sarascloset said...

This most definitely qualifies as mixed media, Cathy! I love your little birdie and brilliant heart against that rusty corrugated board. Thank yo for sharing your art in our Ring Out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this beautiful and cute creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Samra said...

Thank you so much for joining our Ring out the Old, Bring in the New challenge at Anything But Cute!

Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

roffeycreations said...

Love your bluebird on the rusty background.... Mxxx