I had a play with rust powder, ivory powertex and bister. The balls weren't meant to be there, but I had a little accident and knocked the pot over and that's where some of them landed!
This one has Decoart modeling paste through a stencil directly onto the mdf. Rust powder was mixed into the ivory powertex and spread over the mdf. Again the sand balls weren't meant to feature! I spritzed them both with a 50 / 50 of lemon juice and water. I again forgot to pick up some white vinegar.
Once they had been left for 24 hours and completely dry I sprayed them with yellow and then brown bister, drying in between colours.
This one has had the same treatment.
Close up after a third colour of bister has been added and dried.
Again a third colour of bister and you may also be able to see some cracks developing.
For the next layer I sprayed on some perfect pearls mist in green, it sort of gave it a patina look as it has a shimmer.
And on this one I sprayed with perfect pearls mist in bisque, which is like a champagne gold colour.
And finally I went over the sand balls with treasure gold.
I went over both the stenciling and sand balls with treasure gold on this one.
Close up of the sand balls after being treasure golded and you can still see the rust on the left.
Hopefully you can see how this catches in the light and you can still pick up the rust.