Monday, May 30, 2016

Club Scrap: Team Challeng: A little Rust

Well it is time for the Team Challenge.  We were charged with creating and using Rust elements in out project.  I love Rust and I love metal.  So, I had a great time creating with this kit and Challenge.  Warning this is a long post, as it is technique laden.  

 But first some housekeeping.  You should have arrived from: Jennifer at the "Scrappy Side of Me". If you are lost, you can start at the beginning by clicking: Here.

Each card showcases a technique or two to create Rust.
Lets take a look at the cards, and then dive in!!

Card 1:
This technique used DecoArt Products and is a technique that Andy Skinner demonstrates in several videos.  YouTube: Rust Tutorial.  I have most of his products so, I created several panels the same way as he did, but I did not like any of them.  So I changed it a bit.

I started with embossed chipboard.
Mixed up black acrylic paint, added a glaze to thin it down.
Note that it is not completely covered.
Used Quinacridone Gold paint by DecoArt: Fluid Acrylic to paint the chipboard.  It is easier to see here that the black paint had not completely covered the chipboard.  Next I used a texture paste that had sand in it, and rubbed it in, allowed it to dry.
If you look close you will see the texture.  On another sample I added Teal Acrylic paint to highlight some of the areas.  I added the smallest amount to this card base as well.  Better seen in the finished picture.
Background finished.  I stamped and embossed the license plate with Versamark and mixed an assortment of powders to get that rusted look, then stamped 4 Dad in Black and embossed in clear. All that was needed was a piece of twine, mounted it onto Gold Cardstock and then onto an A2 card Base in Grey.  Finished with a Red Glitter Heart and added the key onto a chain
Close up of the Rust.  
Card 2:

I used the same background that I had created for one of my guest cards as well as Personal Post.  The directions for the background is located Here.

The technique for this card is rust, and this is by far my favorite of them all.  

I started out with an assortment of die cuts in black fun foam.  
Next I pounced brown Acrylic paint on to the fun foam, and sprinkled it with cinnamon, Yes Cinnamon right out of the spice cupboard!!
Make sure to rub or pat it into the paint.  The more paint the more texture.
Next, add Decoupage or Mod Podge and while still wet add more cinnamon.  
Then heat with your heat gun, carefully so as to not melt the foam.  
This causes the decopage to bubble up and traps the cinnamon giving a rough texture. 
After heating they might curl and be misshapen but that is ok.
Add a touch of teal paint and seal with a matte varnish!

Stamped the Sentiment in Brown, heat embossed in clear, but out with a die from Sizzix, added a key and ribbon.  Arranged the car and cogs, Finished!!

Could that rust look any more real???

Card 3:
This one looks the most complex, but is actually the easiest.  I cheated and used paint that is designed to create rust.  The only trick here, is the paper makes all the difference.  Different papers produce different results.  In this example, I used the grey paper that was included in the Kit.  

This is what I used: Rust Metal Paint and Rust Activator by Modern Masters.  I purchased it from Amazon.  

This Paint is very thin.  I painted it onto white cardstock so you could appreciate the coverage.  Thus, it is important to chose your paper with this in mind.  Since I was making a card, I used grey card stock. 
Two coats of paint, dried between each application
Added solution. Let dry, added more and


Stamped and embossed another License Plate:
To get this embossing powder mix: I used 2 parts Orange Blossom by Ranger, 1/2 part black, a touch of Gold, 4 parts Clear,  2 parts Watering Can by Ranger.  Then I added pinch of Bronze chunky,  a little pinch of chunky clear.  Up close it looks rusted and pitted.  

I made more cogs, the same way as in Card 2
Ok for the lettering:
Back to the thin white paper with the rust effect paint, and I added the rust activator.
Then I added Carmel and Jade Patina Alcohol inks.
Backed this with fun foam and die cut the Hello  
On the home stretch.  I die cut "Friend" from Gold paper, Cut an A2 Card Base from the same grey paper that I had used for the Rusted paper.  Using a piece of Wire ribbon created a collage in the corner with the Cogs, Arranged the Hello onto the license plate that was backed with more Fun Foam, glued everything in place!  Done!!!
Another View.  That is a lot of rust:
We made rust embossing powder, embellishments with Cinnamon and fun foam, Painted or Mixed Media Rust, and lastly an amazing Chemical Reaction with Rust Effect Paint and Activator.  I have had enough rust for a while.  
So, Your last stop is at:  Deb at DebduzScrappin

Don't forget to visit; Club Scrap and Pick up your Creative License Kit.

Happy Crafting,


  1. Josette, I love the rusty metal idea and your cards are absolutely great.
    Thanks for all the tips and tricks.

  2. That rust really looks real! Beautiful cards!

  3. So many great techniques! Love your projects!!

  4. Fun techniques - love your rust :)

  5. Fun techniques - love your rust :)

  6. Those are so cool! I love that you decided to rust your metal! =)
    The Leaf Studio

  7. WOW Josette! You really made that look like rust! Well done!

  8. Oh my! I always learn so much from you! I love rust too!

  9. Your techniques are out of this world! Amazing!!!!

  10. Fantastic cards! Thanks for the tuts!

  11. Love love Love these! The rusty stuff is amazing! Great tutorial too.

  12. Love your rust techniques. Awesome cards and WOW!

  13. Really great techniques here. Lots of choices. Great cards!