Create a Rusty Card with Alicja

Hi dear Lindy’s fans,

It’s Alicja here to show you my new mixed media project with step by step instructions. I created a layered rusty card with a touch of steampunk. It was definitely a challenging one for me because I’m not an expert in this kind of work! I’m sure that it is really good to experiment with different styles and techniques so I’ve decided to give it a try!

Here you can see how it looks.

First, I grabbed a piece of watercolor paper and cut it to the card size. I applied paper texture paste through a stencil and let it dry.

I got very nice textures for the background, so it was a perfect time to start coloring. I began with Steampunk Sepia spray…

…and continued with Marigold Yellow Orange spray and Oh Canada Crimson Squirt. I sprinkled some water and let them mix together and dry.

I picked a few chipboards with gears in steampunk style and painted them using Antique Bronze magical shaker.

And created a layered composition.

I wanted a bit of rust effect on my card, so I mixed the Cattail Copper Brown and Red Hot Poker Orange magical powders with paper texture paste and applied it in some places. After drying it has a matte finish.

I thought I would be nice to have some yellow there, so I’ve decided on Yellow Rose of Texas to make another paste and carefully painted it on the brown paste. It’s fantastic because you can create your own pastes adding any color of magical powders or shakers you want!

The next step, I had to prepare my embellishments. I used resin castings in shape of lightbulbs and painted them with white gesso and after drying with Yellow Rose of Texas powder.

Then I made some lines using a black permanent pen. I also added a liquid glass medium on the top to make it shining and glossy. I loved the result, it was perfect for my card.

As a final step, I added a black wire and word stickers

Some close-ups:

Lindy’s Products

Other Products

  • Finnabair Paper texture paste, Renesans Heavy body gel, Deco art Liquid Glass, chipboards, resin castings

I hope you have enjoyed my rusty card.


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