Happy New Year Art fans! Brandy here so share a project I made with my new Rust Texture Collection Set!
This set might just seem like three little jars of paint…but the magic you create with them is amazing! If you’ve been thinking about investing in a rust collection, now is the time!
The perfect colors have been chose, even the grit has been added!
In just about an hours time, I was able to alter this journal cover into something that looks like it’s been around for a while and seen a lot of weather! 🙂
HI Friends and welcome to Art Anthology Blog today. Karan here to host the blog today and I am sharing my second, but last post for 2017 with Art Anthology and i have a beauty of a project for you.Recently i cam across these nestled treasure boxes at the dollar store (Dollarama) They come three to a box when you order them from Multicrafts, but i think they are sold individually at the retailers. I thought they would be perfect for a mixed media project. So here is what i have for you.
The boxes comes like this: the smallest one measuring approx 5.25 x 3.25 x 3.
You can check out the video below, but here are a few images for you
I gessoed the entire box outside, at this point i was not concerned about the inside.
this smaller box had a joint in the top where the lid was joined and to me that was fine, i thought it added some character, so start by adding 2 coats of gesso.
I then used the 6×9 Keyhole Stencil along with the Bone stone effects to begin my first layer of texture
You will need to heat set this to dry.
Using gel medium chose your embellishments for the cover. The chipboard i moistened with water as the top of the treasure chest had a bit of a curve in it and i wanted the chipboard to take on the curve and this helped.
Add another coat of gesso to everything, including all the embellishments, right on top of the texture paste too. Heat set to dry once again. It should look like this.
Now comes the fun part! Here are the materials i used to achieve the finished look.
So we have used the Bone Stone effects, once the chest was dry, i gave a light coat of the sea foam heat set to dry again
I then added in some patina effects especially on the metal embellishments and chipboard, where i wanted more texture and detail to show. Heat set to dry again
Now you can add the mists, Siesta Key, Grass , i had my heat tool pretty much running in one hand and mist in the other, i added water when the color was too much, and dabbed off with a baby wipe
Below i started to use the Rust Amber Sorbet Medium, i love this stuff, it is amazing! I used a small paint brush and did like a white wash effect over all the texture created from the stencil. I also added in some Minx Decadent to add more shadow and depth to some areas
Its Karan here today, to share with you my first post and first project here on the Art Anthology Blog. I am pretty excited to share this first one with you. I created a vintage clock using the assemblage clock from Tim Holtz.
The clock itself, comes pretty plain and quite shiny, and looks like this, it does have a removable back and a glass front. I kept the glass front on, but removed the back during the altering process.
I created a snapguide for you to view some of the steps, I need to figure out a video setup so and as soon as i figure that out, i hope to be doing videos instead of snapguides.
Here are some detail images, i love how this turned out and im loving the stone effects and Minx. Never mind the Sprays and, oh wait, i love it all, LOL!!
i have quite a collection of metal embellishments and pulled a few out that i felt would work for this project. You can seriously use anything from your stash.
Brandy here to share an adorable piece, perfect for the coming winter.
I had an old metal embroidery hoop in my stash and have been dying to use this image of the a little winter fairy guy…this is what I came up with!
I gave the background paper more interest by adding some Seafoam Velvet Medium and Sandstone Stone effects with my Lotus and Dot Matrix stencils!
Those yummy aged looking clumps around the edge of the hoop are from alternating Seafoam Velvet Medium and a rust colored embossing powder. Worked perfect! 🙂
I love how the piece turned out. I also love how just adding a few Art Anthology products to your project can make it phenomenal!