Thursday, 30 October 2014

'Any old iron', for ATP Exchange

A new challenge theme starts today over at the Artists Trading Post Exchange.
 ' Any Old Iron',  was chosen for us by Ruth.  There is a picture for inspiration and  the theme is   based on 'rust', rusty colours like oranges, browns etc  Find all the details and see the inspiration picture here.

I chose to go down the Rusty route.
This is my book in its first stages with pieces of embossed card that I stuck on for added texture. Then added more texture using a Tim Holtz stencil

Making progress here.  The words were stamped and embossed. Now the colours,  Painted first with Paper Artsy Fresco Finish paints, French Roast and Very Berry. Next Distress Stains-Bronze.
Vintage Photo, and Weathered Wood  Distress ink, added where I needed some contrast.
Now my version of rusting. I sprinkled Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder, in a few places and got out the heat gun. Now this did blow around a bit, but you will agree, rust is never  a  well defined shape when you see it.

On the left is a close up of the rusty effect I achieved. on a metal embellishment.

The stamped, embossed image in the opening is from a Stampers Anonymous set.  Water coloured before shading  with Vintage Photo and Weathered wood distress inks.
Tim Holtz stencils were  again used to add texture.

Products used, that are available from the Artists Trading Post  were........
Note Book
Distress Inks
 Embossing powder
Distress stain
Paper Artsy Fresco paints
Stampers Anonymous Stamps

Thank you for taking time to stop by, I do always appreciate the comments you leave for me.


  1. What a wonderful book alteration, the cover is fantastic. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Wow what a stunning work of ART , it really looks fantastic!!!


  3. I love this rusted creation of yours Yvonne, would be cool to see it for real!


  4. This is a stunning book cover Yvonne with so much texture to admire and wonderful colours surrounding the image

    Love Chrissie x

  5. Brilliant Yvonne, love what you did! Looks like a fantastic challenge too!

  6. Love all the texture on your book front, and the rusty metal piece looks very cool!

  7. Yvonne, this is fantastic! Your rust effect is absolutely amazing, it looks so real! What a wonderful project! hugs :)

  8. totally amazing rust, very realistic Yvonne, lovely project

  9. Just fabulous Yvonne, what a great project!
    Val x

  10. Fabulous book cover. I love the rust effect you achieved, very realistic looking.
    Jean x

  11. I think this is so beautiful Yvonne, love where you went with the theme....I need some vintage photo distress powder!! Gorgeous. Ruth x

  12. I'm catching up, seems you've been very busy the last days. These are wonderful creations.

  13. Wonderful cover, Yvonne! Love the amazing rusty effect and the stenciled. Brilliant!
    Hugs, Mar

  14. I love how you created the 'rust' on your cover Yvonne. It has lots of texture and the colours work so perfectly. I love that stamp and you've made me want to dig it out again!
    Julia xx

  15. Love the structure and color of this wonderful piece ofbwork. It looks great. Thanks for showing Anneke.

  16. Gorgeous book cover Yvonne! Love the combo of Frescos you've used. The rusting on the embellishments is fabulous! Sue C x

  17. I adore all that marvellous rusting Yvonne. Great details and textures.
    Thank you for sharing the step by step

    Hugs Annie x

  18. Fabulous alteration. Love the textures and finishes.
    Avril xx

  19. Fabulous transformation! Your rusting is just gorgeous! X