Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Rusting Powder?!?

I have been itching to do a Steampunk inspired piece even more so than I usually want to because of a new product I got during Christmas: Rusting Powder!

I started with my leftover red paper and used the TH embossing folder Riveted Metal. 

I painted the first piece with silver DS and then Metallic FolkArt copper. When dry I then added glossy accent to adhere my rusting powder. I sprayed the powder with vinegar to activate it and set it aside for an hour to let magic happen. (while it was drying I did add some AI-Pool for the  patina part). Awesome!!!

For the other red paper I just applied glossy accent and the powder, again activating it with vinegar (TIP:Work in a well ventilated area! The vinegar stinks). When the powder was dry I sprayed the entire piece with Smooch Spritz-Copper
(Forgot to take a picture of that piece so here is what I have leftover)

Next I started on the clock piece. I used the TH Weathered Clock die and my leftover piece of cardboard from Christmas. I painted it with gesso and then dabbed DP-Bundled Sage to part of it. After it was dry I sprayed it with the Smooch spray and Perfect Pearl Mist-Perfect Copper. Then edged the entire clock with black StazOn ink. 

All this rusting turned out really good IMO! So I adhered all the papers to my canvas and added the "Unique" muse token with a brad. I glued the metal corner pieces after applying a small amount of Rub N Buff, and got started on the gears and cogs. The chipboard cogs are from Creative Embellishments.


3 cogs were rusted with the rusting powder, 3 other cogs were painted with the metallic copper, some were left raw and I used metal ones as well. 

I put some dimension dots on the clock so I could fit the gears under it (I like to make it look like they actually can work) and adhered all the gears with glossy accents. I added the sentiment, "live the life you've imagined" with some brads and foam dots. 
The first picture is my layout of where I thought everything would go and the second is the end result.


I have to say I would recommend the rusting powder to anyone that likes what it can do. Like what you see? Leave a comment because it sure brightens my day! Carpe Diem!

This project will be shared with the following: 

Craft Your Passion: Anything Goes HERE Love me some Steampunk mixed media.

Our Creative Corner-Christmas Leftovers HERE (I used paper leftovers and a canvas leftover-I was trying to make waves, it didn't work so I scrapped this piece and that is how I got this canvas and a piece of cardboard that was the backing from my calendar for 2014)

Artful Times-Time HERE. I used a clock and a lot of time to get the rusting powder to do it's magic.

SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge-3's My Lucky Number HERE (I used 3 different rusting techniques, 3 cogs were colored with Metallic Copper FolkArt paint, 3 cogs were embossed and rusted)

Creative Embellishments-Inspiration Board HERE. I used the brown, greens, and reds from the picture and the chipboard gears/cogs are from CE
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66 comments:

  1. That's Steampunk at its best! Wow! Love this!

    The panel done with the rusting powder looks totally awesome and I love how you have combined all the elements used on your creation! Thank you so much for sharing this fab piece of Steampunk art with us at SASPC and OCC! What a little paint can do from a piece of leftover cardstock! Wow!

    Hugs,
    Claudia x

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    1. Thank you Claudia! It means a lot coming from you. I was actually surprised at how well this turned out because it wasn't what I I visioned in my head but that is art. It takes you down a road only known while creating. Loves it! Hugs to you dear!

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  2. Not sure my comment went through.
    I love it and you did such a wonderful. Job. Thanks for sharing the how-to. I love steampunk but am challenged at how to do it.

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    1. Debbie, I was the same and have only been doing Steampunk for about 6 months (but in my head I have been crating SP for years. Lol) All I can say is: have fun with it. If you aren't having fun it isn't worth doing. If you want to try a Steampunk challenge go to Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge. The team is so sweet and there are great ideas there. Hugs!

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  3. Beautiful Niki. So realistic. I love how easy the rust powder sounds to use. Mine is a 2 step messy pain. I love how the layout came together

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    1. Thanks Janine! What rust powder do you have? Is it sold at AlleyStamp? I know some people that want some rusting power.

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  4. A fabulous piece of work, isn't rusting powder brilliant. Love your layout and colours. Thank you for sharing it with us on Artful Times.

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    1. Thank you Wendy! And yes it sure is brilliant and I will definitely have to do so many more projects with it! Next I plan on trying it with gesso and texture paste.

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  5. Absolutely fabulous Doc!! What an amazing job you did with the antiquing and the rusting, the effects look so real! I just love your steam punk, rustic make! Incredible!!

    OK, switching to DT mode now...Thank you so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner for our 'Christmas Leftovers' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

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    1. You always make me laugh Pamellia! I found OCC through you, so thank you! And to know Claudia is there as well is awesome. The rust does look real! It is amazing stuff and so very easy to use. Congrats on hosting your first OCC challenge!!!

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    2. Hey Doc, just came back for another gander at your fabulous project! Thanks for the congrats, how sweet!! I have bookmarked this page for inspiration, I just love what you did here!! big hugs :)

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    3. Well I can't wait to see what you create Steampunk style. So glad to inspire you because you do the same for me. {{{{hugs}}}}

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    4. Couldn't find a contact button for you Doc...any chance you could shoot me an email when you get a chance? pamellia1162@gmail.com

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  6. Great Rust Effects and a very good looking artwork.
    Dear Greetings
    Sabine

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    1. Thank you Sabine! I just smiled the entire time I was making this. Well except when I sprayed the vinegar for the first time in a small space and kept coughing. Lol. Lesson learned. Hugs!

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  7. Another fantastic creation! Love your rusting powder effect and the great elements you've added.
    Mar x

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    1. Why thank you Mar! Hehe. Sometimes I surprise myself, okay I surprise myself all the time. Still a newbie here.

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  8. I love the colours in this piece, the clock in particular really sings to me, the warm rusty oranges.. You really are such a talent, love your work!! Take care and big hugs xx

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    1. Oh wow. That is very sweet of you to say Georgie! Thank you so very much. I think I am blushing. Hehe! Your stuff is amazing and congrats on your win! Hugzzzz!

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  9. Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again next week. Helena x

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    1. Thank you Helena! Can't wait to see what next week brings. :)

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  10. this is awesome! very cool techniques :) Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments!

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  11. I absolutely adore this project. The colors are fabulous. Wonderful use of chippies. Thanks for playing along with us this month at Creative Embellishments.

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    1. Oh! Well thank you very much Kathleen! I am very very happy with this piece. Hugs!

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  12. Amazing project! I love steampunk and that cool riveted background. Love every detail. Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments.

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    1. Thank you Nicolle! This is the first project I used the EF with and am happy with the results.

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  13. OMG its totes amaze!!! I WANT THE RUSTING POWDER!!!! its fabulous!

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    1. Thanks! The powder is so very easy to use and makes great rust!!

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  14. Beautiful !!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

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    1. Thank you Agnieszka! I will definitely join again and again! Hehe!

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  15. An amazing piece of work.So beautifully creative.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion and hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

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    1. Thanks Lisa! This is my favorite Steampunk piece I have ever made and I really did Craft My Passion. :)

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  16. That really looks great... thanks also for your comment on my blog... thanks also for starting to follow it, I started following you now too! ENJOY your art..

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    1. Thanks Ellie. It is so nice to get new followers. I will definetly enjoy my art. You as well!

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  17. O, just something else, I see that you thank people for their comments here, they won't see it, as they are nit subscribed to receive the comments on your blog... just saying, so you can use that time for something else,:) If you want to thank them you can, by answering the e-mail you get about the comment and/or (if they have a no-reply blogger account) you will have to go to their blog and thank them there.

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    1. Oh. Okey dokey. I like to thank people for leaving their lovely comments. I have "met" so many people by doing this. Hehe! Blog land is amazing. :)

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  18. About your question about the craft room challnge- it seems the blog is only for invited people?! So the answer is, I cannot access it either, strange..

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    1. Yeah it is strange. I guess they changed the forum and now it is only by invite. Weird.

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  19. and uo have a no-reply blogger account, so if you ask people something, they cannot just answer the e-mail about you question, they have to do it via your blog. If you want to change the settings to be able to receive answers directly, please e-mail me, then I'll tell you ..

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  20. I started to comment yesterday on this piece but was so drawn by it that I kept going back to look at various parts of it and never got around to commenting.
    It is just the kind of thing that appeals to me and I am in awe of what you have done. In short, it is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us with such a stunning piece of art.
    Hugs, Neet (Artful Times) xx

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you so very much Neet! I had a blast designing this piece and playing with the rusting powder.

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  21. Merciful heavens, Niki, this is extraordinary!! The beautiful coppery colors and all the shine and texture and dimension, yummo!! You are so amazingly talented!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Haha! Thank you Darnell! You are a doll! I am so very happy you were able to pop on over, especially with how busy you are spreading your blog cheer. Big big hugs to you!

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  22. Goodness! This is a masterpiece! So much detail. That rusting powder seems awesome stuff. xxx

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    1. Thank you Craftychris! It sure is amazing powder and easy to work with. I know Dusty Attic carried it but am not sure if they still produce it.

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  23. Beautiful work and amazing technique!!!!


    Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments :-)

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    1. Thank you Brandi. I think the powder did most of the work. lol! Love the stuff!

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  24. Awesome job! It's so cool ! I love steampunk theme and I think ...I need rusting powder! lol !

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    1. Haha, I agree Ann! You can use it for anything, not just Steampunk.

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  25. So Yummy!! Love it! Thank you for playing along with Creative Embellishments!!

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    1. Thanks Tammy! Now I need more chippies from CE!

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  26. Wow, that's so cool! Looove the media work!
    Thank you for joining us at SASPC. :)
    Agnieszka

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    1. Thanks Agnieszka! Stwampunk is the best and you aren't limited at all. Loves it. :)

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  27. WOW - I am in love with this - super uber in love. I am so amazed at how you have created all the rusty textures and bits of visual interest. Absolutely awesome. Thanks for leaving such a lovely comment on my blog too.

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    1. Thank you Candice and thanks for popping over! If you haven't tried the rustinf powder you should give it a go. :)

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  28. What a fabulous piece of art! I've played around with rusting things and it's fun to see how they come out. Love the way yours looks. The background piece with it's industrial metal style is truly amazing and who doesn't love gears! Thank you for joining us over at Our Creative Corner. Look forward to seeing more of your art. xxx Happy Crafting, Laurie

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    1. Thanks Laurie! There are so many rusting techniques I have tried and this one, IMO, is the best and easiest. Gears go with anything. Lol. Hugz!

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  29. Niki, Congratulations on your well deserved win at Our Creative Corner! I love rust so I'm going to have to investigate this rusting powder! This is such a perfect steampunk piece!

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    1. Thanks Sara and I am so happy to have placed in the top 3 at OCC! I know that Dusty Attic made the rusting powder I have but they discontinued it. :( Although there are many rusting products to choose from. Love me some Steampunk!

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  30. Oh, yah! It's a duece! I see you won on Artful Times, too1 Way to go! Thanks for the info on the rusting powder! Discontinued???You said you got it at Christmas! Which Christmas??? Are you like me--get something and hang onto it for a few years before using? I have some UTEE which I am sure is beyond it's expiration date--4 jars of it!!!!

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    1. This Christmas from an Etsy store called Moments of Tranquility. I looked to buy some more and it says out of stock. Sorry I said discontinued, oops. I meant they didn't have any right now. :) Yippee for another win! That has never happened to me before. So cool! UTEE is awesome! What are you going to use that would take 4 jars? lol! I know what you mean though.

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  31. Congrats on your win at OOC. You most certainly deserved it. I had already "picked" my winners, and yours was one of them :) Love all those rusty techniques you have used. I can't get my head around actually waiting for things to rust naturally :) and I'm going to have to give these methods a go :)

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    1. Why thank you RosA! Yours was well deserved also. I have a new rusting technique I want to try but it is a lot more involved so I have to experiment for a bit. Love learning new techniques! Happy crafting!

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