Friday, 6 April 2018

Rust It! - A Vintage Journey April 2018 Challenge

Hello Everyone and Welcome

Its good to be here again to introduce our new challenge that starts today over at A Vintage Journey. Lovely Autumn is our host this time and her chosen challenge is
'Rusty and Crusty!'
'Many of us love rust and enjoy looking for new ways to get tat authentic look of crusty peeling metal. For this challenge include some rust in your vintage, shabby, mixed media, art journaling, industrial, timeworn or steampunk project, whether it be the real thing, a faux technique or just a rust colour on your project.'

I have been in my 'happy place' using texture paste, paints and those fabulous baked textures to create an 'art panel' rich in texture, dimension, colour and rusty tones. 
Much like my last project I neglected the camera during the creativity so not many process shots to share but quite a few close ups.
  The background panel is a wooden plaque primed with gesso and roughly covered with the dregs of a pot of crackle paste. For the colour I used Tim Holtz distress stains and distress paints along with some DecoArt media fluids-- mainly rich warm tones. I couldn't resist sprinkling a few of Seth Apter/Emerald Creeks Baked Texture EP's around either. Patina Oxide, Ancient Amber, Deep Sea. Dirty Sand and of course Chunky Rust were all part of the creativity recipe.
The cracks from the paste aren't that visible probably due to all the layers of paint and stains
but it does create some great texture which the baked texture EP's loved melting into and on top of .
To create the rusty edges I used Rust it' paint by Pinflair .
along with a couple of DecoArt Media fluids
and yes you guessed it some Chunky Rust Baked Texture EP
which adds lighter rusty tones to the darker 'Rust It' paint aswell as some texture. 
The smaller panel is mdf covered with Sand paste /Grunge paste and painted with 'Rust it'.
I 'baked' again too using the same blend of flavours I had used so far - just look at them -whats not to love and that's even before they have seen heat!!! 
And when they have....
You can't fail to be impressed.
They really are so unique unlike any other EP's I have used previously
just what the creative world has been waiting for. To find out more about them be sure to click here
The centre circle is covered with an image from an old technical drawing book, lightly inked with distress ink and then triple embossed with Vintage Beeswax which gives a fabulous encaustic appearance. There are also sprinkles of Patina Oxide, Chunky Rust and Ancient Amber embedded into the melted beeswax.
For the finishing touch I added a few pieces of Metal hardware painted with rust it to embellish .
I hope I have offered some creative inspiration with my 'Rusty Crusty' project. If you haven't already be sure to stop by A Vintage Journey to view my fellow Creative guides inspirational projects.
We really hope you will be able to join in with this challenge as we always look forward to seeing your creativity and we appreciate that you share it with us .
Who knows you could be chosen as one of our 3 Pinworthy winners who receive a Pinworthy badge to display on their blog and have your art pinned to our Pinterest Pinworthy Board.

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:
Creative Artiste #37th Challenge : Anything Mixed Media Goes 

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by today and stay with me till the end , for all your kind words and support and for all the follows . All are very much appreciated .
See you again soon
Take care
keep on the happy side


  1. A fabulous design Amanda - lots of wonderful colour variations and brilliant rusty and crusty areas too. Love it xxx

  2. I love the focal image from the technical drawing book and setting it against all that wonderful texture is just perfect. Absolutely wonderful tactile piece of work . Love. Tracy xxxx

  3. I am absolutely inspired! This piece has so much wonderful texture and layers of rusty goodness, all leading up to that fabulous focal image, which I love! The vintage beeswax really highlights it and gives amazing contrast to everything around it, especially the rusty hardware. Awesome project!

  4. What fabulous textures you have created Amanda, in some areas it's as it your rusted technique is so crusted that it could break at the slightest touch.
    Amazing creation, thank you for sharing.
    Best wishes and much creativity this weekend Tracey x

  5. Oh my goodness, it's rust and crust galore! LOVE this amazing texture and all the flecks of colors! Glorious!

  6. Totally love this my friend!❤️

  7. Your panels look just like pieces of rusted metal Amanda! what a great mix of colors and textures - love your dial focal point! Julia xx

  8. Absolutely amazing rusty and crusty effects Amanda, fabulous work and brilliant finishing touches!! Yo have used those baked textures to their glorious best!

  9. Fabulous rusting and crusting with the Baked Textures, Amanda - this is so cool!
    Alison x

  10. Wow, wow, wow Amanda, what incredible textures and fabulous rust and patina effects, this is truly amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

  11. That surface is indescribably delicious Amanda. It must be incredible in person.

  12. Looooove the texture on this! And those closeups with all of the color and details? Drool.

  13. WOW!!! Amazing textured details on this wonderful project have used the new baked powders perfectly it

    Hugs Annie xx

  14. WOw that is some texture!!! Awesome work Amanda - love this! xxx

  15. Superb texture and the richest of rust! Incredible project, Amanda! Pinned! Hugs!

  16. Amanda, I could climb through my monitor and grab this! :) The texture is astounding and I just love how you incorporated BT powders. The focal image is incredible and works beautifully with the metals. Love love every detail! Big hugs, Autumn

  17. Fabulous! What a work on textures and the rusty look is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge!

  18. Just gorgeous. The colors, the texture, the creativity is great. Will have to try these techniques! Thank you.

  19. Love all the layers, colours and textures - AWESOME xxx

  20. Beautiful piece! I love all the rust you created with the baked texture paste - amazing 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a Happy Weekend! J 😊

  21. You make the baked texture look really good. Love how you built up the colors and layers. thanks as always for sharing.


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