Monday, 17 September 2012

A-Z techniques- R

The current letter for the A-Z techniques on ArtVentures is R. For this one I chose to do the Rusted Metal background.

I took some heavy weight cardstock and applied strips of crumpled tinfoil randomly over it, then applied a layer of gesso and sprinkled salt and sand over it. They were left to dry over night.

Normally I used acrylic paints for this, but decided to try reinkers instead. I used Ranger archival inks and Marvy inks, painted over the background. The only drawback to this is that they took a long time to dry, but that could be due to the fact that is was very humid here when I was making them.

To complete them I cut out a leaves from a Cuttlebug die on gold metallic paper, and embossed a Tim Holtz R die with gold embossing powder.

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