Hope everyone is in a rustic Autumn mood?....because that is exactly what we are challenging you to come up with over at Our Creative Corner this month!
I really love Autumn and find it very inspiring with all those textures and colours we see in nature right now. So I decided to bring those textures and colours into a challenge here and see all that rustic creativity here at Our Creative Corner!
We want to see a huge variety of items here, so make anything you like, but add some RUST!
Now you can take this Rust-ic creativity to any level you like - You can use just some rusty autumnal colours or you can really go for it and work with gorgeous, rough textured, grungy, real or faux rust.
So.....How 'rusty' are you?....
This is how rusty I am....!!!
I decided to decorate a large MDF heart. I cut an oval out of thick card and used that as a template for the center. Around it I applied a thick layer of texture paste. I lifted out the oval and began to add swirls and texture to the paste.
When dry I painted it all with Chocolate Pudding Fresco Paint. I then spread a very thin layer of crackle glaze over the oval and then when that was dry I covered it with a thick layer of Guacamole and Bora Bora Fresco paint. I then dry brushed the edges of the oval with Chocolate Pudding Fresco Paint and Decoart Traditions Red Oxide paint.
The letters were grungeboard alphabet covered with Decoart Crackle Paste and then covered in Decoart Traditions Transparent Red Oxide paint.
They were then stuck to the heart and then covered with Decoart Media Antiquing cream in Patina Green and English Red Oxide. These were wiped away slightly with a baby wipe when dry.
Then they had some Guacamole Fresco paint dry brushed over them
Transparent Red Oxide
Decoart Media Antiquing Cream
English Red Oxide
The flowers were tiny die cuts that were covered with Guacamole and BoraBora Fresco paint and were dabbed with a little Quinacridone Gold Decoart Traditions paint. They were then covered in Decoart One Step crackle before being inked with Walnut Stain Distress ink to highlight the crackle.
I couldn't resist adding some actual rusted items too - a key and some of my favourite rusted wire....
I do hope you will come along and join us this month at Our Creative Corner!
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