Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Rust


I love rusty stuff. I love the colors and the layers. For my tag, I wanted to try to recreate rust using special effects on paper. I took five layers of paper: gray, white wallpaper, corrugated paper, a piece of brownish waxed paper, and a suede like burnt orange colored paper. I layered them and then tore into them, creating a hole. Once I had the hole. I tore little pieces out of the different layers, shredding some of them. Next, I took fine grit sandpaper and sanded down through the layers that I had made. I used the Tim Holtz distressing products and a bright orange paint to color the layers, being careful to keep the gradations appropriate. To finish the rust, I added some Martha Stewart embossing particles. The holder is a circle of copper wire. I added the little plaque that says 'live in the moment'  at the bottom as a reminder that, "we art rust and unto rust we shall return..."

19 comments:

  1. Lovely lot of layers. great exture and rustiness! x

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  2. Amazing effects, looks really rusty. Love the contrast with the shiny new copper wire, Jane xx

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  3. This is so authentic and I love the information about the papers used

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  4. Wow, this is just amazing to me! :0)

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  5. So many layers, so creative!

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  6. Wow what a great effect you have achieved!

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  7. Amazing - really effective technique! Carolyn x

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  8. Totally brilliant. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. You have done a wonderful job with your tag, great way you made the layers.
    Anni

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  10. Wow! that's a fantastic effect - love it :o)

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  11. Thanks for sharing this technique - the result is fantastic

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  12. Fabulous tag... Love all the texture & layers.. Brilliant... May x x x

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  13. Now that's a great tag. Got to be my favourite interpretation.

    Regards from

    Pat x

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  14. Wonderful tag, Martham, I absolutely love the textures you have achieved.Great technique, thanks for sharing.
    Jane x

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  15. Martham I have never seen this done before. What a fab technique. It looks so real - like you could actually hurt yourself on the decaying metal. Love it.

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