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 :)

9 comments:

penibear said...

That's a gorgeous effect - Gonna have a go at that later - thank you!:)

gerri newfry said...

this looks absolutely wonderful! i'm tagging it on delicious.

Jane said...

Brilliant!!!! I love that your choice of materials doesn't ruin the foam stamp -- I've had some unhappy results with modeling paste which so quickly hardens to a concrete-like substance on the foam stamps which can't be scrubbed too hard without having them fall apart. thanks!

Linda Cain said...

WAY COOL!!!!! TFS!
Linda C

Hels said...

Cor, loving this technique - thanks for sharing!

Jaqi said...

BRILLIANT EFFECT, AND YOU MAKE IT SOUND SO EASY.
You never cease to amaze me with the brilliant techniques you use and the fantastic results you get. I always want to reach into the picture and pick it up it looks so good, what an inspiration you are, Thank you Jaqi

Kari said...

Wow! What a great techinque!!! You did a fantastic job!

Chok Keun said...

OMG!!! Love these!!!

Catharina Maria said...

Love Love Love your art !
Rini the Netherlands