Friday, 3 November 2017

2017 #16 Rust: Rusty Christmas with Zinski Art {by Bryan Evans}

2017 Topic 16: Rustification

Bryan, our reisdent geezer is always good at testing out new ideas, and he patiently tried Versamark with rusting powder (brave), but he did say glue was much easier, which is the intended adhesive for Rusting Powder...but you'll never know unless you try right? But oh my, his rusty backgrounds further down kick some seriously rusty butt....

Hi everyone, it's Bryan here from Geezer Crafter with you today, and I'd like to share with you my projects on Rust using the new Christmas stamps from Zinski Art along with some Rusting Powder and Fresco Chalk Acrylic paints.

I wanted to try the Rusting Powder as I find rust fascinating, I found lots of inspiration from Pinterest, A rusty metal look can be easily achieved along with the extensive range of Fresco colours. The little figures from the stamp set are fab to use, easy to cut out and colour. 

This was my third attempt with Versamark to adhere the Rusting Powder, I was over spraying with a mix of water and vinegar, and loosing the definition of the stamp. Got there in the end.. 

I found that Tacky Glue worked really well for me to adhere the Rusting Powder to the edges of the torn sentiment. In days of old Father Christmas was dressed in green robes, he was known as the Bringer of Spring. Hold tight Santa...

My brayer and glass mat are my favourite tools, my 'masterboards' are made up of...

Rusting Powder 

Warm rich tones of Rusting Powder with the Mahogany...

I created a background with Infusions Rusty Car.
I enjoyed stamping off the card on each section of my concertina card. Don't fold the score lines until you have finished stamping!!

I wanted to create an illusion of large flakes of decaying, breaking down metal..

I am looking forward to seeing your rusty makes!!. I found my favourite way to adhere the Rusting Powder was with Tacky Glue, I am going to try using a fan brush and all manner of different tools to apply the glue. This I find really interesting and exciting, allowing me to be free and expressive with my art. If you like working on fabric, how about stamping and colouring, great for tree hangings and bunting. 

Until next time, Bryan.

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Those cheeky faces peeking out - It would also have been fun if you had made little opening and closing rusty doors that they were hidden behind. Love those Zinskis! and your brayered rusty backgrounds are amazing! Don't know how you could bear to cut into them!I'm sure you'll get lots of people mixing their paints and rusting powder this weekend! Thankyou Bryan ~ Leandra

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Kirsten said...

Fun cards!

Artmadnana said...

Ooh yummy, rich colours. Love this different take on Elena's stamps.

craftimamma said...

Neat ideas Bryan and the mahogany and rusting powder background is awesome!

Flo Langley said...

Lovely rust effects Bryan. Really enjoyed reading about the different processes. TFS.
Flo x

butterfly said...

Fab rusty papers, and I love the jingle bells stamped in rust.
Alison x

Helen said...

Loving that rusty paper!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great ideas with these cute little fellas, Bryan! Leandra made me laugh with the idea of a rusty butt, maybe caused by sitting on rusty park benches too long! Great project, you really made me want to buy those stamps!

Lucy x

geezercrafter said...

Many thanks for your comments. Bryan.

Hazel Agnew said...

Such fun Bryan. Love your style. Tongue in cheek gorgeousness! Very effective. Keep on making me smile! 😀

Mac Mable said...

Such fun and thank you for the fabulous inspiration and for making me smile too x

craftytrog said...

Fab and fun!

Corrie Herriman said...

Great stuff !
Corrie x

Steven said...

Fun makes, brilliant!!

Annie said...

Love those sweet stamps and the great sentiment but more importantly I love your rusty backgrounds Bryan

Thanks for sharing

Etsuko said...

What a fantastic project Bryan!! So lovely Elena's images and great effected the background. xx

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