Friday, July 10, 2009

Crafty Notions

I really feel I must sing the praises of Crafty Notions. I put in an order yesterday morning at 6:10 and received my goods this morning – how’s that for service!
The reason for ordering so early is because I was copying the link to the website for one of the students on our Textured Surfaces workshop who had been asking about the Creative Sprays that were used in some of the samples.
And when the home page loaded this stuff jumped out of the screen at me:Now how could I possibly resist this. *LOL*
So as soon as I got home this afternoon I started to have a play.
The instructions tell you to use acrylic wax or acrylic matt medium for the best results and you can use it on fabric, paper or metal.
For these two samples I used Goldens Matt medium through a Thermofax stencil onto some used transfer painted paper. While the adhesive is still wet you sprinkle the Rusting Powder on the surface and then spritz with water or white vinegar. I used white vinegar. The rust effect works really quickly.I also ordered puff paint so in the next sample I used it through my ‘rusty words’ screen onto a piece of Lutradur previously rolled with gesso and sprayed with silk paints. The Rusting Powder was sprinkled on the top before I used a hot air tool to puff up the paint. I could have waited until it was dry and ironed from the back but I also wanted to zap some holes in the Lutradur.
Although I only used the puff paint through the screen the rusting powder didn't just adhere to this it wouldn't shake loose from the background at all, which was good. Not sure if this was due to the gesso or the Lutradur surface itself.I knew from previous sampling that the words on this screen were far too small but I do have the habit of just grabbing the first thing that comes to hand when I want to try something out. :)
I gave the piece another spritz with vinegar a few minutes ago and its starting to look even more rusty. Will photograph it for another time.

The stencil I have used in the next samples also comes from Crafty Notions. In this first batch I have used puff paint stencilled onto Lutradur that has been rolled with gesso.After expanding the paste they have been sprayed with Creative Sprays in Rain Beetle, Copper and Autumn Gold .The same stencil has been used with puff paint but this time the Lutradur has been coloured first with silk paints.And again sprayed with the same Creative Sprays as before.And lastly these, Metallic Flakes, also from Crafty Notions, but not in with this order. Have had these for a little while now but haven’t got around to using them – need to find a special project to use them on.

12 comments:

Heather said...

What a fantastic collection of samples. They are all wonderful but my favourites are the puff paint stencilled on to gessoed Lutrador. I just love those textures and colours. Thankyou for sharing all your working methods with us. I'm off to take a peek at the Crafty Notions website.

Julie said...

I'm with Heather on the favourites. What a beautiful lacy effect. The rusting powder looks fantastic. CraftyNotions are just up the road from me - I feel a visit coming on!!

Vicki W said...

So cool!

Doreen G said...

Lynda you have me on overload--I haven't finished reading all your book yet and now you are giving me more stuff to try.

Linda Moran said...

This new rust is fabulous!

Connie Rose said...

Wow, Lynda, I'd love to try that rusting powder. Wonder where it's available in the US? My immediate thought was to use it with potato dextrin or flour paste resist. Very cool!

Judy Alexander said...

Great samples. Love your work. I gave you a blog award. You can see details on my blog.

neki desu said...

interesting product!i wonder if iron dust works
i've only ordered once from them and were very fast, slower on the back ordered product but overall i'd give them an 8
great samples btw.
neki desu

Wil Opio Oguta said...

A new product I have to try out :-) Thanks for the link Lynda!

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Lynda, did you experience much difference between Puff Paint and Xpanda print? I am very curious....

Megan W. said...

I love what you have done with the Lutradur® C&T is now offering Lutradur® Mixed Media Sheets. http://www.ctpub.com/productdetails.cfm?PC=1312
I would love to send you a pack to give away or review on your blog. meganw@ctpub.com

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