Friday, 1 September 2017

Rustica at That's Crafty Challenge Blog

Hi Everyone
We have the start of another challenge fortnight over at That's Crafty Challenge blog and our theme is
We want to see your rusty projects, there are so many ways to create rusty effects so we'd love it if you shared yours with us, here's mine.

I have created a 20" x 4" canvas and added many rusted surfaces. My rusting has all been done using Pentart rusting powder and vinegar. 
The top half of the canvas is actually a piece of calico fabric that I rusted, I love the variation that you get on the fabric.

The fabric once rusted, I left it for a couple of days, was stapled onto the canvas. I added some rusted washers that had also had the rusting powder treatment.
I added some cotton in green which I have wrapped around many times along with a piece of rusted string. 
I have also stencilled on the words using Seth Apter Stencil and one of Seths Paperartsy paints for a patina look.

The centre of the canvas I have wrapped with rusty wire which I didn't rust it was already rusty, I have also added some more rusty string with a fabulous rusty knot.

Here you can see the bottom of the canvas which I first Painted with Seth Apters Green Patina paint, this photo represents the colour better than the photo above. I first sprinkled it with the rusting powder and sprayed with vinegar and left it to do it's stuff. Once that was done I dribbled vinegar down the canvas and sprinkled the rusting powder into the vinegar and again left it to do it's stuff. 
I stencilled the numbers from one of Seth Apters stencils using rust paste. 

I have left a lot of rusty open space to show off the textures, I had to really stop myself adding further elements but in the end managed to walk away and just leave the simplicity of the rusty textures.
The team have come up with some fabulous rusty creations to offer you even more inspiration. so why not come and play along with us this fortnight and also be in with the chance to win a £20 voucher to spend online at That's Crafty online store, who wouldn't want £20?
For all the details and be whisked away to our latest challenge you just need to go HERE
Thanks for stopping by
Amanda X


  1. Hey CC this is DIVINE, absolutely love this one...I hope you have this hanging on your wall in pride of place :)
    Donna xx

  2. Love the contrast between the rust effect and patina, it's a fabulous colour scheme. You've achieved every aspect of rust within this piece Amanda and I love it's whole dimension. Spectacular!! Hugs Tracey xx

  3. Magnificent, Amanda - your rusty canvas is superb. I love the dribbled rust over the vivid Green Patina and that wonderful wiry division between the two colour segments. I'm so glad you left it in its glorious simplicity. I can picture this on the walls of a gallery.
    Alison x
    Alison x

  4. Fantastic canvas the combination of the rust and turquoise is superb . Absolutely love this . Tracy x

  5. Great creation. Loving that blue and the rust looks amazing.
    Bev. x

  6. Wow Amanda, this looks amazing and the patina combined with the rusty effects is stunning.
    Fliss xx

  7. Honestly, its just are so skilled and creative x

  8. I love what you did Amanda, such an amazing result of the rusted fabric, and oh the lower part of the canvas is gorgeous, too. So beautiful the green patina paint is ,as background for the rust-fabulous !!!!
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

  9. Wow Amanda - that is amazing - a work of art! I would be happy to have it on my wall - great design and wonderful rusting xx


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