I recently attended a workshop with Andy Skinner and learnt how to rust using DecoArt products. I found this video (one of many of Andy's) very useful in showing how the antiquing creams can be used on different surfaces.
Many of you know that I do love working with paper clay and I have quite a number of moulds for flowers, leaves, cogs, etc. So I decided to use the creams on the paper clay and see what happened - and I was delighted with the results!
We were working with a purple/lilac theme at A Vintage Journey for this month's challenge and so I had to mix two colours of DecoArt paints (red and blue) to create purple. This was painted directly onto the paper clay leaf.
When dry I painted on White Antiquing Cream and let it dry.
In the video Andy explains that the antiquing cream doesn't set until it is covered with a glue medium so you can rub it off in areas to get a more haphazard look.
And then the magic ! I painted on Quinacridone Red here and there and hey presto! gorgeous rusting !
Finally you can give everything a buff with a soft cloth. Now who would think this was paper clay!
You can see that the leaf in my product is slightly different in that I managed to buff away more areas of the product but this just added to the rusty feel.
I really was thrilled with the way these leaves came out and also experimented with the Patina Antiquing CreaM - just FaBULOUS!
Watch my posts over the next few weeks as I am sure you will be seeing more!
And many thanks to Andy Skinner for getting me started! Click the link HERE for Andy's blog and a link to his YouTube videos.