Monday 6 November 2017

2017 #16 Rust: Aged Star canvas with ESC {by Nikki Acton}

2017 Topic 16: Rustification
Rusty Star Canvas with PaperArtsy ESC08 stamps and Seth Apter PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paints - by Nikki Acton

It's always interesting to see what Nikki gets up to when she is on a Rust kick, and I think this topic is probably her safe place! She has many tip and tricks up her sleeve, if you haven;t tried a Vaseline resist before, then now's your chance!

Hi everyone, it's Nikki Acton here from Addicted to Art with you today, and I'd like to share my rust creation using the fabulous Christmas stamps from Scrapcosy.

I love creating worn paint effects with rust being one of my favourites. When the Seth Apter ranges of PaperArtsy paints were introduced late 2016 and early 2017 I knew they would be perfect for rust / patina effects. Raquel's Christmas stamp set ESC08 with the bold imagery seemed a great fit!
Rusty Star Canvas with PaperArtsy ESC08 stamps and Seth Apter PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paints - by Nikki Acton

As Raquel herself showed in a recent post the star stamp can be made 3 dimensional really easily! I used Fresco Chalk paints - Terracotta, Mahogany, Smoked Paprika, Toffee and French Roast to create a rusty toned background before stamping the star.

My evening photos under the room lights don't quite show the true colours!

Having created the rust effect, I stippled some waxy hair product over areas of the star and then covered with Buff Fresco Chalk Paint. Once dry wipe away and you get the chipped paint effect. (Thanks to Andy Skinner for the hair product tip.) I added a little extra Mahogany and Terracotta in places.

Rusty Star Canvas with PaperArtsy ESC08 stamps and Seth Apter PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paints - by Nikki Acton

Once I had my rust head on I had to add a little patina too - so I used this as the background panel for my star. Another rusty mix in the background, this time adding candle wax in vertical strokes before covering in Green Patina Fresco Chalk paint. Once dry, wipe away and the resisted wax reveals some rust under the patina.

All the same Seth Apter paint colours were used on the canvas frame too. A little Grunge Paste was added first to create some texture. This time I have dry brushed the Green Patina over the textured surface for subtle hints.

Rusty Star Canvas with PaperArtsy ESC08 stamps and Seth Apter PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paints - by Nikki Acton

And finally the banner - love the vintage feel of this - stamped over Buff Fresco Chalk Paint and a little Mahogany and Green Patina added.

Rusty Star Canvas with PaperArtsy ESC08 stamps and Seth Apter PaperArtsy Fresco chalk paints - by Nikki Acton

I am looking forward to using the baubles and bow from Raquel's stamp set too; I can see these being used in the same way or for a more modern Christmas look. But if, like me, you like a little rust - grab Seth Apter / PaperArtsy chalk paints and go for the rusty / patina version! 


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Wow that star truly is the centre of attention and rightly so! It looks wonderful! Sp easy to get the dimension with that stamp, but the whole project is awesome! Another amazing creation Nikki, thankyou! ~ Leandra

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Kirsten said...

This is gorgeous, it looks as if it's been rusting away at the back of an attic for years and years!

pearshapedcrafting said...

This looks incredible Nikki! I also think it looks like an aged treasure! Chrisx

Corrie Herriman said...

Wow ! This is stunning !
Corrie x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous and 'rustic'. Pun intended! 😂

Keren Baker said...

Ooooh. Absolutely love this! x

Redanne said...

I just love it when Nikki does rust, this is incredible and the star looks so 3D!!

Hazel Agnew said...

Live this Nikki, great piece. Xx

Flo Langley said...

Stunning! :)

geezercrafter said...

Amazing project, love the star and how it pops on the stunning background.

Cathy said...

Wow! I thought that star was a metallic ornament it looks so real! Love the patina background too, Cathy x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous Nikki ! The star really looks stunning with the rust and 3D and you created an amazing background for it too. Jennie x

Words and Pictures said...

Spectacular rust effects, Nikki - you handle those paints brilliantly to create rust, weathered paint and worn patina, and you've put them together perfectly for your distressed Christmas panel. I love that star!
Alison x

Unknown said...

Love it looks so rusty. Handy tip about using hair wax! Given me the inspiration to use it, thanks. Xx

Ruth said...

Simply stunning Nikki! Love!! xx

Helen said...

Fantastic Nikki! that star is just incredible.

Miriam said...

Beautiful project Nikki.

SewPaperPaint said...

This is incredible Niki! I love the deep turquoise in the color mix and how you made the stamped star 3D. Big wow! Hugs, Autumn

Mac Mable said...

Great process to achieve the rust effect and what great detail on your fabulous project x

Julia Aston said...

I can't believe that star isn't metal AND that it's a stamp! wonderful job on rusting it and making it dimensional - the wire circle accents it wonderfully!

Annie said...

absolutely fabulous rusty details here Nikki xx Love the background but the star is a huge favourite

TFS Annie xx

Etsuko said...

What a brilliant project Nikki. Absolutely superb these rust effects, I love Raquel's the big star on the patina background. xx

Scrapcosy said...

Amazing! The rusty effect on the start is gorgeous, it looks so real! My star couldn't be on better hands for this type of technique! You're the boss on rustyness! :)

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is brilliant, Nikki, that star looks amazing!,

Lucy x