Branka here and today is my turn to bring you an Inspirational post.
I like to use faux rust elements in my projects and there are so many tutorials out there about how to achieve the rust effect but the one I would like to share with you today is probably my favourite. It's cheap, easy to do and quick technique with awesome results.
For this technique you would need:
- black gesso (black acrylic paint is optional)
I am using my Decoart media black gesso but you can use any brand you have
- Americana Decor chalky finish paint in Rustic (you can use any acrylic paint in brown tone but I found that this one works best for this technique)
- Golden Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold Open acrylic paint (you can use any Quinacridone gold paint you have)
- Cinnamon (ground cinnamon from the spice rack)
- something to protect your working surface
- a brush or a cosmetic sponge
- heat tool
This technique will work on any surface you want to rust. For this particular tutorial I am using a wooden cog from my stash.
First step is to put a coat of black gesso all over the item/s you'd like to rust.
Next step is to dab a layer of Rustic Americana decor paint or any other brown acrylic paint using your brush or a cosmetic sponge. Since, you want to imitate rust make sure to vary the intensity of the paint coverage.
While the paint is still wet, sprinkle a random layer of cinnamon over the surface. Gently tap the surface to press the powder into the wet paint, creating a good bond.
Allow this to dry (you can use your heat tool to speed up the process if you want) and then dab a small amount of the Quinacridone Nickel Azo Gold (or any other Quinacridone Gold paint you have) over your sprinkled areas to mimic the rust effect.
Here is the final result:
It looks yummy, isn't it? And it smells yummy, too.
Here are some of the projects where I used this technique recently.
Rusted vintage baking tin mold.
Rusted corrugated cardboard butterfly.
Rusted filigree metal butterfly.
Rusted cardboard frame.
I hope I have inspired you to try this wonderful faux rust technique and to join in our 'The Colors Of Autumn' challenge at Stamps and Stencils!
Hugs! Branka xx