April 11, 2009
faux rust...no rust involved
I have had a few emails about the last faux rust I did, I have to tell you that it was thought up on my trip away.
Karen Dimmock allowed me to play with a jar of Matisse Irridescent medium, and me being me and not just using it as paint, I smeared a good amount on with the back of a palette knife and stamped into it with a foam stamp...
next I sprinkled a little red embossing powder (I used 2toned terracotta), heat with heat gun, allowing it to bubble and blister, once touch dry, smear a little black stazon across with your finger (don't use the pad directly...be warned that you might get paint on it, so use a digit), now simply use your fave. red gold acrylic paint and a sea sponge and give it a dab here and there...heat again and there ya go!
Matisse is a great brand but if you don't have any, just use any pearly paint...if it needs to be thickened to hold the stamped impression, you can add impasto or structure paste...or if really desperate...PVA :)