Sunday 5 November 2017

2017 #16 Rust: Autumn Flutterby with ETS {Clare Messenger}

2017 Topic 16: Rustification

After this one you'll be rummaging around for any kind of textured paper to have a go! Clare has tested out one of Seth's ideas with brilliant results! Enjoy!

Hi everyone, it's Clare Messenger with you today, and I'd like to share with you a rust themed project using Tracy Scott's Set #11 butterfly.

After watching a You Tube video of Seth Apter printing with textured wallpaper I decided to have a go.  I just loved watching the layers grow and couldn't believe how much it transformed the plain, blank MDF panel!

Using Paperartsy Fresco Acrylic Paints I painted a base colour of Slate Grey.  I started to add different colours using the wallpaper.  It took some time for the texture to build but I persevered and I was so glad I did! The print was gradually gaining more texture, depth and colour. I changed colours frequently, adding in more of one colour, changing my mind about colours I'd used, it didn't matter!  I just kept on pressing down with my painted piece of wallpaper.

I even used a smaller piece of the wallpaper along with a versamark ink pad and some rusting powder.  I adore the speckled effect it left behind.

The Butterfly, flowers and small circles were stamped onto a piece of card where I used Rusty Hinge Distress Inks and Peacock feathers Distress Oxides.  I heat embossed with a frosted crystal embossing powder, twice, to add more texture to the butterfly.

I added metal embellishments and carefully painted them with Prima Finnabair Art Extravegence Rust Paste.  I also added the pastes to the frame the panel and dabbed some on to the flowers and the butterfly along with a little aqua Treasured gold.

I had so much enjoyment from this project, watching it grow and evolve.  I cant wait to try this with some different colours, I think I will be on the hunt for some more textured wallpaper so I can try out some different patterns. So go on, dig out those rolls of wallpaper and have a go!

Thank you for reading my post,

Crafty Hugs,

Oh Clare this is wonderful! Love how that background technique turned out! Just goes to show, even pretty butterflies can be rusty too!! Thank you for this I'm sure I have some of that wallpaper lurking around somewhere.....

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Craftyfield said...

The layers of textures are fabulous! I love the colours too, rusty but still colourful.

Helen said...

fabulous, Clare!

Kirsten said...

That looks amazing, I love the textures.

Mac Mable said...

Another fabulous inspirational post. Great texture and fun techniques....Thank you x

Words and Pictures said...

I've got a book of wallpaper samples picked up for free and waiting for some "free time" - love the results here, and I'll definitely have a go one day. Fabulous rusty butterfly!
Alison x

Susan Battensby said...

What a fabulous piece, love all your textures and all the colours.

Hazel Agnew said...

This is a masterpiece Clare. It looks like a woven tapestry and makes me smile so much. I need to have a go at this. The colours and textures blend so beautifully. Just stunning. Xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Wow! This looked great 'small' on my phone - looks absolutely brilliant on my computer screen! Chrisx

Unknown said...

Lovely! 😊

Cathy said...

Love all the texture and colours, Cathy x

Clare said...

Thank you for your lovely comments ❤️

Corrie Herriman said...

Beautiful !
Corrie x

Ruth said...

Awesome results, just scrummy rusty gorgeousness! x

Annie said...

Love the rusty layers and textures Clare TFS

Annie x

Etsuko said...

Fabulous panel Clare. Love the gorgeous Tracy images and the great rust effect. xx