Saturday, March 27, 2010

Book Study - Corrosive Effects

Continuing with our Study of Julia Andrus' book "Paper Transformed" with the NGS group. This week is the project "Corrosive Effects". A great way to make paper look like corroded metal.
Julia says to mix sand or embossing powder with a mixture of patina colored acrylic paint and acrylic medium. I mixed cardinal red with burnt sienna and used some embossing powder that I accidentally mixed different colors together. Paint this mixture on your paper, I choose some store bought die cuts and some I did myself.
The purchased die cut started out black, so I decided to add a second layer of the paint mixed with embossing powder. Also painted a die cut heart that I had first dry embossed.
Next, if desired, stipple on other patina paint colors. I chose this acrylic metallic paint to stipple on my paper elements.
Here are my finished pieces, they look like old rusted corroded pieces to me.

I'm having lots of fun with the projects in Julia's book.


Unknown said...

Wow this really looks like rusty pieces, I am going to have to play with that! love rust!!!

Rosie Rowe said...

Very cool effects Carol - and I love that you show n tell, so I have no regrets at not having that book!! I live vicariously through your blog! =))

Carol said...

You'll miss out on a lot of extra great tips if you don't get Julia's book. Plus she has some fabulous projects where she uses several of the techniques together to make cool things. I think Julia's book is well worth the money. And her photos are gorgeous. Just saying.

Deb said...

Love these! I'm going to try it today with some chip board cutouts.
Thanks for "showing" the materials you used!


Rosie - I got a used copy of the book (in great condition) through Barnes and Noble. I consider it "sharing" and recycling!!