Saturday, July 11, 2009

Still playing with the Rusting Powder I bought from Crafty Notions – this time on metal shim.
All have been spritzed with white vinegar. I have tried water but it didn’t seem to work too well.
This is puff paint sponged lightly on to the metal.Moulding paste through a stencil on this one. The reason for the patchy look? The vinegar was lying on the top, it had really gone rusty enough but I poured the vinegar off on to the work surface then laid the moulding paste side face down in the puddle with the result that when I went back later and picked it up some of the rust had been rubbed off. Lesson learned. :) Puff paint again, this time through a Thermofax screen. This time I left the vinegar to work its magic for a while then I got the hot air tool out again and dried it off. And although the shim starts to change colour slightly with the heat the vinegar just takes it that bit further.These next two lots of samples are my favourites.
Spirit soluble paints were dripped on to the surface and tipped so they ran into each other. Rusting powder has been sprinkled on while the paint is still wet and I also sprinkled on some of the metal flakes, spritzed it with vinegar, then heated with the hot air tool. Definitely a mask or outdoor jobbie if you try this.Same paints for this one but this time I heated the paints until they were dry causing this effect.I then applied the Rusting Powder using Matt Medium and once again heated it before spritzing with vinegar and leaving to dry.I thought I may have to coat the surfaces to stop the different mediums used from rubbing off but this doesn’t seem to be necessary. Obviously the rust feels a little bit gritty and the metal flakes come off if you rub them too hard but other than that everything seems to stay put. Not sure what the effect will be if I do use a coating on the surface but may give it a go to see what happens

11 comments:

Linda Moran said...

Lynda - this last set is absolutely amazing - jaw-dropping wild!!!! I have no clue how you do this - but I have a marketing suggestion....an e-book we can pay to download????? I will be looking to purchase your book - are you out now or do you have more? I am absolutely entranced with your work - would like to explore some of these techniques with marbled fabric.
Again - WOW!!!!!

Sharne's Bit 'n' Bobs said...

ANOTHER item for the shopping list when I go to NEC in August! I love seeing your experiments, as I have now started ny school holiday I am hoping to have some 'me' time to play.

Julie said...

Wow, Lynda, I can't believe these surfaces, the colour range is amazing as are the textures. Very exciting!

Heather said...

The colours you have achieved and the textures are just amazing. I specially like the samples where you used paint with the other products. I am trying not to be a butterfly brain - flitting from one method of working to another - but posts like this make it impossible! Again, thankyou so much for sharing all your working methods with us.

Doreen G said...

Your samples are just getting better and better Lynda--I love the last photo-- but then-- I love all the others as well.

Judy Alexander said...

These are so cool. It would ba hard to pick my favorite. Can you stitch through these surfaces?

Helen Suzanne said...

beautiful samples Lynda
ps. congratulations on the recent book, I love it :D

Sandra said...

These are magnificient pieces!

Aussie Jo said...

Fantastic colour changes Lynda, thanks for the photos on all your experiments.
Love your book too, fantastic job and great samples.

Wendy Coyne said...

I like the 'patchy' one. When you come for your visit, I will take you to crafty notions wharehouse, Sarah lets you rummage through her shelves - you wouldn't believe the treasure :)

Carol said...

I don't have the least understanding of the processes but I just love the effects. Divine colours, shapes, forms. So beautiful!