I started with six pieces of chipboard cut to 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inches and choose an accent texture for each card. Glue each accent down with a nice glue like fabri-tac.
Add a coat of gesso to each card and let dry.
For a little more interest, I used a few AA stencils to add texture to each card. I used a part from the Tic Toc, the Dottie, and Blocked stencils.
I also decided to add the squares of canvas to the one card, so I gesso that too.
Now to get some color going, I spray a few sprays of Peacock Colorations Spray and then a few spray of water on top. Let it dry or use your heat tool.
After playing around with some chosen embellishments...I think I'm headed in the right direction. :)
Now for a coat or two of gesso on everything else!
After giving the cards several sprays of water, I used a paint brush to dab some Panache Minx Shimmering ink around, paying particular attention to the edges of the embellishments.
Love this color. The water really makes the ink spread all around. Dry each card before continuing. :)
After I dried them, I used a few sprays of French Toast Colorations Spray, followed by a few more sprays of water. Just do a few random spots.
Now I used smeared Kenyen Copper Sorbet with my finger around to accent some texture.
Here's what I came up with for rust effect! I just mixed some very fine sand into my Kenyan Copper Sorbet. It took a little more than twice the amount of sand to paint ratio.
With my homemade Art Anthology rust mixture, I packed it into random places on each card, using my fingers.
This step becomes very subtle by the end of the project, but I experimented with the yellow tones that might be found with rust. The glitter in the Vegas Gold Sorbet is fabulous!!.
Looks pretty neat. :) But I'm not satisfied yet!
I want more blue in the background, so I dabbed my paint brush that has a small bit of Panache Minx Shimmering ink on it, around in the less colorful places.
Deciding I want lots more color, I alternated sprays of Waimea Bay Colorations spray & dribbled Radiance Minx Shimmering Ink over the "rust" grit. Just let the minx soak in.
Boy, that did the trick. The orange minx looks awesome! Now, a few inspirational title stickers, and I'm all done!
I just love the crusty, sand mixed, sorbet with the shimmering minx.
I hope this inspires you to get your fingers messy and try out this technique! Stop by our Facebook group page, Art Anthology- Adventures in Art, for more inspiration...or to share your own!!!