Tuesday, 16 October 2012

RUST

Bonjour everyone!  Sorry I had to miss you all last week but your rain tags were amazing!  For my rust tag I distressed some corrugated card with alcohol and distress inks then sanded it.  I tore a piece of soft metal for one corner and again used alcohol inks to make it rusty.  I fastened this with two snaps.  Then I added some cogs treated in the same way and some wire for the fastener.  As a finishing touch I burnt some holes in the tag using the end of a joss stick (this is great fun to do!).  Rain has finally arrived in my corner of France so I'm now in danger of going rusty too!  Have a good week everyone!  A bientot!  Carolyn x

18 comments:

  1. Loving all the rusty techniques!...fab little tag! :)

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  2. Great! Using the cardboard is a fab idea! Really works well.

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  3. Gorgeous work... Love the rusty look of those fabulous elements... Just visited your blog .. Beautiful.. Hugs May x x x

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  4. Lovely tag, love the thought of the joss sticks! x

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  5. This is very special! ;-)

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  6. Love your rusty effect and can't wait to try the joss stick idea :o)

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  7. Fabulous colours, textures and effects, hard to believe this is cardboard! Jane xx

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  8. Beautiful. The brads even look welded.

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  9. Fab little tag.. nice effects!

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  10. Using corrugated paper is a fab idea. The little cogs are cute too. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. Fantastic tag Carolyn,love the rusty things you have added..
    Anni

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  12. I love the celestial feel of your tag. Blessings!

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  13. OOh - so clever use of distressing! The metal bits look fantastic and those holes from the joss stick are the prefect finishing touches.

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  14. Bonjour Carolyn your tag looks great really authentic.

    Regards from

    Pat x

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  15. Lovely RUST tag, Carolyn!
    Jane x

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  16. Hope you haven't seized up Carolyn! That alcohol ink worked a treat on the metal. Who knew there were so many ways to create faux rust finishes?!

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