Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Rusty, May project for the Miixed Media Monthly challenge #48

Hello lovely visitors and welcome. Hope you are all enjoying some sunshine! This being the first of the month, I have two posts going live today, and here is my one for the Mixed Media Monthly challenge where our theme this month is "Rusty".
I love rust, so this was a joy to create, and even better, our sponsor this month is Emerald Creek

 who are offering a prize package of 3 of Seth Apters Baked Textures and 3 of their other powders, - so what are you waiting for, - do play along!! And remember, do add our graphic, - here it is:
On to my project:

I created a canvas for this challenge and started with an abstract background painting using Golden Fluid Acrylics, Oxide ink and a Distress Crayon.
Next I added interest by using a scrap of the new Tim Holtz Collage papers (Aviary), some washi and ofcourse a couple of the Baked Textures which Emerald Creek had kindly sent the designers. I got Rust and Rocky Road and used them together for my projects. Below a close up of the amazing effect these powders can create:
My next step was to create some rusty embellishments:
This was a chipboard piece from my stash. I covered it in embossing ink and then added first Rust and then Rocky Road to get the effect.
This piece was a stamped image from a stampset designed by Seth Apter (Eclectica ESA08 by Paper Artsy). I stamped it in black archival ink, cut it out, covered it with embossing ink and then triple embossed with the two powders, added some patina effect with the help of a Distress Crayon and voila, a rusty lock.
Well, obviously a lock needs a key, and luckily I found a chipboard one in my stash and it got the same rusty treatment.
Then all I needed to do was add some background stamping, using stamps from the same stamp set by Seth Apter and I was done.
And here the same canvas in a different setting:
I am sure many of you will have played with these Baked Textures already, but having been away on a blog break, this was my first experiment with them, so I named my canvas Experiment (using another stamp from the same set).

Well, that's it for today, - thank you for your visit and do hop over to our challenge blog to see what my talented teamies have created and to get all the details of the challenge. Hope to see you there!


Margaret Mifsud said...

Oh Wow!! This is gorgeous Astrid!! I love the colours, such a fabulous mix, and the rusting looks spectacular. I haven't actually purchased any of these powders yet but every time I see something like this I really, really want some!! The effects that can be achieved with them is just yummmm!!! Love this piece!! hugs xx

Valerie-Jael said...

Fantastic canvas and love all the rusty bits, so beautiful. Have a great May, hugs, Valerie

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I do so love rust too, never enough hours in the day to play around with it as I would rustify everything within sight if I was given half the chance. Your canvas is marvellous especially like the way the bird is enlightened by the spotlight of the greeny/blue hue. Fabulous creation Astrid.
Wishing you a wonderful day.
Hugs Tracey xx

butterfly said...

I love the glowing colours of the background painting, and your rusty elements are so brilliantly crusty and aged - amazing!
Alison x

My name is Erika. said...

Wow Astrid. You really created some gorgeous rust effects. They are really appealing, which is interesting because most people would not be so fond of rust, would they? This is a beautiful piece. And just to let you know, yes I did eat a lot of authentic Japanese food. I only had 2 non-authentic meals the whole trip. More to come for certain. Hope you had a fantastic visit with your family also. It must have been hard to leave them but probably good to be home too. Hugs-Erika

Dorthe said...

Wow , amazing Astrid, so love your canvas , with the adorable bird, and the gorgeous powders from Seth Apter , making such fantastic rusty effects ,--- I need to try mine out, too -
Love the colors you played with , too .
Dorthe, xx

froebelsternchen said...

What a FANTASTIC and unique project this is ! You are such a pro! Your use of materials and colours always amazes me!
Have a wonderful May dear Astrid! Thank you for your lovely visit on my blog !
Hugs, Susi

Marilynn Solis said...

I love the simplicity of your rust effects. Thanks for sharing. Love these colors.

Meggymay said...

A fabulous canvas Astrid, the rusty bits are perfect details and the colours are lovely.
Yvonne xx

Annie said...

a stunning canvas Astrid xx Love the rich colours and marvellous rusting........Still to play with Baked EP's

Sending best wishes

Annie xx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Yummy rust on the key and rock...great texture too, and the softness of the bird is a fab contrast.

Redanne said...

The rusty elements are gorgeous Astrid, I love the beautiful colours you created on the base canvas too, so perfect for your rusty elements to sit on and the little bird is beautiful. Love this piece! Hugs, Anne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh my Astrid! This is wonderful, the gorgeous colours and your fantastic 'rusty' embellishments are perfect additions!Hugs,Chrisx

Helen Wallace said...

Always a delight to visit your blog and learn something new. I've not seen the Seth Apter pastes, but you certainly worked your magic with them. The rusting looks vintage and authentic - wonderful work. Thanks for the inspiration.

Kate said...

The rust on this piece is AMAZING! I love it.

M@miogée said...

C'est SUPERBE !!!

Mrs.B said...

A gorgeous canvas, background looks fabulous, love the rusty additions.
Avril xx

Julie said...

Beautiful colours and amazing rusty texture Astrid. Love your design. Cretive hugs J x

Seth said...

Wonderful Astrid. The background, the texture and those risky embellishments have come together so perfectly.

Susie Bentz said...

It is beautiful Astrid! Love how you turned a stamped image into a 3D lock!

Marjut said...

Your canvas is amazing!

Aira Hashimoto said...

Simply amazing‼️ Thanks for sharing

Caroline said...

Had to come by Astrid. Rust is right up my strasse & your creation is beautiful. All the amazing layers, textures & of course the rusty elements. I have managed to get 3 of Seth's new baked powders, still experimenting....Tyfs

Wanda Hentges said...

Astrid, I love your canvas!!! The colors, the textures, everything about it!!!!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Astrid, I really love these colours together, and the textures are wonderful. xx

Paper Wishes said...

This is a really lovely piece it has a feel of The Secret Garden. The rusting is fantastic on the embellishments - they look like metal.

Heather Maxwell said...

Astrid, this is so amazing starting with the fabulous background (which was excellent all by itself) but then it gets better and better with each addition! I love the hint of rust on the canvas itself. Nice bit if interest. The rusted embellishments are totally wonderful too! Really beautiful work! ~Heather

Magdalena's Attic said...

Such an extraordinary piece you have created Astrid! Who would have thought that one can achieve such realistic rust effect by using embossing powders... I’m truly impressed and inspired at the same time. Fantastic work!

Carol said...

Beautiful canvas love the colours and your rusty embellishments xx

Ann Barnes said...

Oh my Astrid, those rusty and crusty pieces are gorgeous! All that amazing texture and color and atop your beautiful canvas they are showcased wonderfully! Thanks for sharing!.

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