Rusty Joy - Mixed Media Canvas (5in x7in)
Diamond Metallic Turquoise paint - (Art Alchemy used in photos)
plain black lightweight card
Kuretake - Gansai Tambi calligraphy watercolour in Red Gold (alternative: Cadence finger wax in Antique or Aztec Gold)
Kaisercraft - wood veneer title - Joy
Authentique - 'Petite Diction' sticker words
Porter's Paint - Liquid Iron - White Base & Liquid Rust
Rusty decorative piece of metal
Small Canvas - 5 inch x 7 inch
Cut 2 of the C4U Gear Corner Dies in plain black card
Glue a rough piece of corrugated cardboard to the small canvas. Make sure the edges are torn lengthwise
Prepare the entire background by painting the canvas & corrugated cardboard attachment firstly with light green Mixed Media Acrylic Spray and then roughly with metallic paint in a similar turquoise colour.
Glue the black corner die cuts (over the corrugated cardboard) to the left upper corner & the right lower corners
Glue wood veneer cogs & gears in a circular shape
Once dry, use Porter's Paints Liquid Iron, white base paint (or any other rust effect paint system) to paint the entire piece covering most of the elements and roughly covering the sides
This must now dry to the touch
Now apply Porter's Paints Liquid Rust over the entire piece liberally.
Leave overnight & watch it all rust up - Amazing process!! - like magic!
Once rusted, using dimensional tape that you have edged with black paint. Mount the rusty decorative piece of metal
Edge the canvas with Archival Ink stamp pad in Cobalt, smudge this colour into the canvas.
Using Cadence Mixed Media Spray Ink in Blue add some shading in and around the base of the wooden cogs
Set aside the canvas and now work on the title
Paint the entire title dark blue using either Cobalt Archival Ink Pad or the blue Cadence Mixed Media Spray (either will work). Paint the edges black
Mix a little metallic turquoise paint into the Nuvo Mother of Pearl embellishment mousse and apply some antique patina to the title (Cadence light turquoise finger wax would work here also)
Add some extra gold highlights with Cadence 'Antique Gold' finger wax or Kuretake Gansai Tambi red gold calligraphy paint
Finalise the piece by adding the title and some additional words from the Authentique 'Petite Diction' sticker page