Thursday, April 28, 2016

Rust Technique: Create Stand Up

Hello my fellow chipboard lovers!  Today, I have a neat project for you.  I wanted to make this cool Stand Up Sentiment look like a heavy piece of rusted iron.  I used the Andy Skinner rusting technique with DecoArt products to achieve this effect.  What do you think?

Lay out your chipboard pieces to get an idea of your design.

Run paper through Xryon and adhere to front of CREATE chipboard.  Turn over and cut away excess paper.

Adhere paper to reverse side and cut away the excess paper again.  You will notice in the photos that I am not adding paper to the dovetail sections.

Cover the base piece with the script paper.  Cut away excess paper, paying particular attention to the dovetail openings.

Cover the reverse side and cut all excess paper away again.  Use sandpaper to remove and smooth the edges nicely.

Paint Art Deco border piece and both sides of the wings with DecoArt Americana Carbon Chalky Finish paint.  Edge the base and CREATE with the carbon paint, also.

Paint both sides of wings with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Iridescent Gold and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Gold.  These fluid acrylics are translucent and the iridescent gold  will reflect off of the black nicely.

Randomly apply DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste over the word piece and let dry.  Begin adding a mixture of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Payne's Grey and a white tinting base with a sponge to the word, leaving some of the paper showing through.  Randomly sponge raw sienna over the border piece.

Randomly sponge DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Gold over the raw sienna color on the border.  Leave a lot of black showing.  Finish painting both sides of CREATE.  

Begin brushing on DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Gold over the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Payne's Grey color to achieve a rusted metal look, something along the line of rusted iron.  In the photo below, you can see where I began adding the color over the grey color.

Darken the paper on the stand with DecoArt Media Raw Umber Antiquing Cream and use a damp paper towel to rub it on.

Adhere the border piece along the front edge of the stand, as shown.  Coat the base with DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Ultra Matte Varnish to protect it and preserve the antiquing cream.

I glued the wings to each side and the back and the CREATE sign was glued to the base.

GSL Supplies used:
Stand Up Sentiments (Create)
Art Deco Border and Corners
Wings Assortment

DecoArt Americana Carbon Chalky Finish Paint
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Iridescent Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Quinacridone Gold
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Raw Sienna
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Payne's Grey
DecoArt Media Raw Umber Antiquing Cream
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Ultra Matte Varnish 
DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - White Tinting Base
DecoArt Media Texture Sand Paste

I hope you enjoyed my  project today and are inspired to make one of these fabulous sentiment stands for yourself.  There are many words to choose from, so check it out at Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts.  I am sure you will find the perfect sentiment for yourself or a friend.  And I hope you will give the Andy Skinner rusting technique a try, as well.  

Have a wonderful, creative weekend!


1 comment:

  1. Just fabulous Barbara. Superior rusting!!! Loved seeing your creativity. Xj.