Thursday, April 22, 2010

My version.... Faux Rust

So making some cards, and the Gadget and Gears Alterations die is CALLING MY NAME! In honor of 'earth day' I did want to recycle, so I'm using some craft paper here. Gives the piece even more texture.
Direct to paper, rub on some Wild Honey Distress ink. Leave some 'white space' as next you'll rub on some Rusty Hinge. Mist with water. Wait, wait, wait. Let those colors meld. THEN using a Cut n Dry rub in some Vintage Photo ink. let it blend a tad. THEN hit it with the heat gun....

The first photo shows off the effect.

I ran the piece through my BIGShot using the Gadget and Gears Alterations die. Oh MY I LOVE that die!!!!
VERY lightly rub on some Vintage Photo ink. Then apply some Vintage Photo Distress Embossing powder. You don't want complete coverage (or maybe you do, your choice, different look). Heat it, melt it, wait, then rub off the release crystals.
Ta Da! Just enough 'grit' for texture, without taking away from the background.
Now, off to finish the card! Stay tuned.....

And the completed card:

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