Friday, 6 April 2018

Rusty and Crusty with Texture Paste, Paint and Seth Apter's Baked Texture

Rusty Wall Panel with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics and Seth Apter - Emerald Creek Baked Textures - by Nikki Acton
It's the first Friday of the month so another double post day for me! First up we have a new challenge at A Vintage Journey and this theme is perfect for me! Rusty and Crusty!! Our host is the creative genius Autumn Clark.

Now first up I must say my inspiration for this came from the wonderful designs of Lisa Rasmussen - who I have been seeing all over Pinterest - if you want some male card ideas - I recommend you pay her blog a visit. 

I made this while away at a craft retreat, so sorry, no process photos. I began by formulating a composition and collating my pieces - the 6 inch wooden panel as the base, some corrugated cardboard, some wire mesh, greyboard cogs and bolts (That's Crafty), Tim Holtz hardware findings keyhole die cut in greyboard, some cheap plastic chain and 2 strips of greyboard.
Each were given varying amounts of texture paste / texture sand paste and allowed to dry. I covered them all in black gesso and once dry dry brushed with white gesso for contrast and to highlight texture. 

Rusty Wall Panel with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics and Seth Apter - Emerald Creek Baked Textures - by Nikki Acton
Next I began adding paint - Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics in Quinacridone Gold and Transparent Yellow Iron Oxide plus PaperArtsy Green Patina. The corrguated card was roughly painted brown with some blue highlights.
Rusty Wall Panel with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics and Seth Apter - Emerald Creek Baked Textures - by Nikki Acton
The combination of the texture sand paste and Deco Art paints makes for great rust - thanks to Andy Skinner for this one. Finally I took some versamark and added around the edges of the panel and the keyhole before apply patina Baked Texture.
Rusty Wall Panel with Deco Art Media Fluid Acrylics and Seth Apter - Emerald Creek Baked Textures - by Nikki Acton
Thanks for stopping by - don't forget, if you haven't already, to visit A Vintage Journey for more inspiration and to, hopefully, join in our Rusty and Crusty challenge this month.

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25 comments:

  1. A rusty masterpiece Nikki, I love how the corrugated card looks under the rusty mesh and the texture you created on the cogs, bars and edges looks fantastic. The rusty keyhole makes a fabulous centrepiece too. LOVE this!! Hugs, Anne xx

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  2. Each individual piece looks amazing Nikki and fit together into a brilliant design. Love it xxx

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  3. Another Knockout project! Nikki. Design, composition, execution and the overall rusty crustiness are all superb! Absolutely LOVE! ♥ x

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  4. This piece is such an amazing work of rusty texture! I love the idea of the layers and finishing off with paints to highlight all the texture. That keyhole piece is perfection!

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  5. Wow! Brilliant textures and colours! Chrisx

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  6. Oh how darn delicious.. I thought I recognised those cogs!! Your panel has so much texture to take in Nikki, I love every crusty inch of it (in the nicest possible way!!) and the addition of the key hole makes it a real treasure.
    Creative Hugs for the weekend Tracey xx

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  7. This is just wonderful in it's rustiness Nikki! Love the textures and colors on your collaged pieces! Julia xx

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  8. Love the corrugated element, works so fabulously with the rusty mesh. Gorgeous rusty piece Nikki. Tracy ❤️

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  9. This is sooooo cool Nikki, the combination of rust and patina just really sings to me and I love how the paint over sand paste and Seth's baked texure just work together so well!! Stunning and of course thanks for adding it to MMM too!

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  10. The layers of texture look "yummy"! Lovely make, Nikki.

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  11. What glorious textures, Nikki - and fabulous layers of colour building up to a brilliantly distressed patina. Beautiful work!
    Alison x

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  12. Wow!!! These textures are incredible. Love your project. :)

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  13. Amazing textures and fabulous rust techniques Nikki, this is fabulous! Deb xo

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  14. Rust and patina at their best Nikki. You always rock it!

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  15. Totally love your Rusty and Crusty challenge make Nikki xx Fabulous colour combination and amazing textures.....stunning

    Hugs Annie xx

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  16. fabulous crustiness! Thank you for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Monthly! =)

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  17. Oh, YES, Nikki, this is truly sensational! The colors are spot on, and that rusty crusty texture is drool worthy! Great design! Hugs!

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  18. Nikki, this is such an incredible composition and I'm smitten with your addition of teal. WOW! It's so very beautiful and creative! I wish I could feel the texture and inspect more thoroughly. Big hugs, Autumn

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  19. superbe texture ,merci de votre participation à notre défi steampunk Sandee & Amelie's, à bientôt Nate

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  20. Awesome rust and design, Nikki! Such a brilliant little steampunk masterpiece! Love it!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Hugs,
    Claudia xxx

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  21. Wow, what an exciting project! Who would have thought rust could be so very attractive :-) And all that texture, gorgeous.

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  22. Yummy definitely rusty and crusty xxx

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  23. Fabulous and awesome Nikki! Many thanks for sharing with us SanDee's and Amelies Steampunk Challenge!

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  24. The colours in this are amazing, those new Seth Apter powders are perfect for the theme.

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  25. the baked patina texture is fantastic i know what my next purchase is. Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge

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