So as the sun was shining this morning, I decided to have a play with a few rust techniques as demonstrated by Andy Skinner, or a variation of!
I passed all the pieces of card through an embossing folder to give them some tooth. I sprayed this one with black media mister and painted over with quin gold, after a coat of ultra matte varnish to seal it, I used a graphite pencil to further bring out the textures.
I did exactly the same on this one as I did on the one above. I actually wish I'd have added more of the mister to start with a darker background.
This piece is literally a coat of the AS dirty wash (quin gold, mixed with paynes grey, mixed with ultra matte varnish) and rubbed over with the graphite pencil.
On this one I used antiquing creams. Base coat of medium grey 6, coat of patina antiquing cream, wiped back, sealed with ultra matte varnish, a coat of white antiquing cream, wiped back, coat of ultra matte varnish and finally a watery coat of the dirty wash just to tone down the white antiquing cream.
Added texture sand paste to the embossed card, coloured with a mix of tinting base and paynes grey. Added carbon black around the edges, a layer of paynes grey wash all over and then a coat of quin gold. Finished with a coat of ultra matte varnish and again used the graphite pencil.
And finally I used black and white antiquing cream for this piece. Base colour is dark grey 3, a coat of black antiquing cream, wiped back and sealed with ultra matte varnish. A coat of quin gold, followed by a coat of white antiquing cream, wiped back and sealed with ultra matte varnish and finally a coat of the dirty wash, again to tone down the white and a rub over with the pencil.
No sure what I'm going to do with them yet, but was great to get messy and grungy again.