Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Rust and Decay

I have used and loved Tando Creative products for some time now and you can make fabulous projects with them!
 This is the Mini Mask Binder for storing Tando's mini stencils.

 It has a standard size ring binder mechanism.

 I also used some of the chipboard pieces from the Industrial Elements kit designed by Andy Skinner.

I roughly got an idea of the pieces I would use and where and then got stuck into decorating and creating textures with DecoArt Media paints and Mediums.
Firstly I used a craft knife to take the edges off the folder to make it look more naturally aged then I applied DecoArt Media Texture Sand Medium and Crackle Paste (white) randomly to the outer surface. This has to dry naturally so you have to have patience for this part, if you try to heat the surface the crackle won't work.

This is how it turns out (the thicker the Crackle Paste, the bigger the cracks).

Using an Andy Skinner technique I added a 'rusty' look to the edges of the folder over the Texture Sand - Firstly I put on watered down DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Payne's Grey when dry I added a watered down layer of Quinacridone Gold Fluid Acrylic, I also let this drip down.

 I also painted the inside with the same colours, Payne's Grey and Quinacridone Gold, and stamped a crackle stamp on the surface.

The outside needed some colour so I added a layer of  blue (Primary Cyan Fluid Acrylic).

 For the cog decoration, I added a little bit of Texture Sand (this gives a real 'rust' effect).

When dry I added more 'rust'. I put on a watered down layer of DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Payne's Grey patchily to the elements.

Then I added a watered down layer of DecoArt Fluid Acrylics in Quinacridone Gold this is such a quick and easy way to get the rust effect.( I also used crackle glaze on the book plate shape).

 I added these rusty elements to my finished folder (gluing them in place with DecoArt Matte Decou-page Glue) To give a final touch I used DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Rose Gold just to the edges of the cogs and bolts to make them look more metallic.

  Here's a few close ups

I also made a quick video to show you what I am going to use my new folder for.

Materials used:
Tando Creative Mini Mask Binder
Tando Creative Industrial Elements
DecoArt Media Texture Sand 
DecoArt Media Crackle Paste (White)
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics in Payne's Grey, Quinacridone Gold, Primary Cyan
DecoArt Metallic Lustre - Rose Gold
Stampendous Andy Skinner stamp set -  Toxic - ASCRS06

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