Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I have been itching to do a Steampunk inspired piece even more so than I usually want to because of a new product I got during Christmas: Rusting Powder!
I started with my leftover red paper and used the TH embossing folder Riveted Metal.
I painted the first piece with silver DS and then Metallic FolkArt copper. When dry I then added glossy accent to adhere my rusting powder. I sprayed the powder with vinegar to activate it and set it aside for an hour to let magic happen. (while it was drying I did add some AI-Pool for the patina part). Awesome!!!
For the other red paper I just applied glossy accent and the powder, again activating it with vinegar (TIP:Work in a well ventilated area! The vinegar stinks). When the powder was dry I sprayed the entire piece with Smooch Spritz-Copper
Next I started on the clock piece. I used the TH Weathered Clock die and my leftover piece of cardboard from Christmas. I painted it with gesso and then dabbed DP-Bundled Sage to part of it. After it was dry I sprayed it with the Smooch spray and Perfect Pearl Mist-Perfect Copper. Then edged the entire clock with black StazOn ink.
All this rusting turned out really good IMO! So I adhered all the papers to my canvas and added the "Unique" muse token with a brad. I glued the metal corner pieces after applying a small amount of Rub N Buff, and got started on the gears and cogs. The chipboard cogs are from Creative Embellishments.
3 cogs were rusted with the rusting powder, 3 other cogs were painted with the metallic copper, some were left raw and I used metal ones as well.
I put some dimension dots on the clock so I could fit the gears under it (I like to make it look like they actually can work) and adhered all the gears with glossy accents. I added the sentiment, "live the life you've imagined" with some brads and foam dots.
The first picture is my layout of where I thought everything would go and the second is the end result.
I have to say I would recommend the rusting powder to anyone that likes what it can do. Like what you see? Leave a comment because it sure brightens my day! Carpe Diem!
This project will be shared with the following:
Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes HERE Love me some Steampunk mixed media.
Our Creative Corner-Christmas Leftovers HERE (I used paper leftovers and a canvas leftover-I was trying to make waves, it didn't work so I scrapped this piece and that is how I got this canvas and a piece of cardboard that was the backing from my calendar for 2014)
Artful Times-Time HERE. I used a clock and a lot of time to get the rusting powder to do it's magic.
SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge-3's My Lucky Number HERE (I used 3 different rusting techniques, 3 cogs were colored with Metallic Copper FolkArt paint, 3 cogs were embossed and rusted)
Creative Embellishments-Inspiration Board HERE. I used the brown, greens, and reds from the picture and the chipboard gears/cogs are from CE