Tuesday, February 8, 2011

CCC #31 - Rusted Enamel Technique

Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #31 (pg. 41)
This is actually the 2nd time I have used Tim's Rusty Enamel technique and I love the way it looks.

For Studio L3's challenge I used the rusted enamel technique for the backgrounds of a tag (first photo) and an ATC (2nd photo). The first one is my favorite because you can really see the effect. The second one I did on a piece of cardboard and ultimately it was too dark to really show off the technique. My advice for this technique is to start out with a light background, use a bright color to cover the piece and a very dark brown for the rusting part.

 Time is an Illusion

The Circus was in Town

This photo is of a Grunge Book I made last year. It was the first technique I tried from Tim's book and I instantly loved it!

11 comments:

  1. Both your tag and book are fabulous Marnie and thank you for the great tip. Annette x

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  2. I love all 3! thanks for the tip, I'll try playing around tomorrow.

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  3. Fantastic pieces. I especially love the tag and that great green enamel background.

    Marilyn

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  4. Wow, Marnie, your rusted grunge looks incredible! You've really mastered the technique, and designed such great pieces to complement it! I LOVE your vintage sensibilities-- the "Time" tag is steampunk perfection, and the "Circus" card is chock full of great imagery. And that grunge book is FABULOUS! Great job!

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  5. Love your rusted parts and the rest of your grunge too.

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  6. Wow! fabulous job with this weeks technique. I love all your projects :)

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  7. Three fabulous projects!! Very cool layout in your grungebook! Great idea to try this technique on cardboard! And I love, love, love your steampunk tag!! <3

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  8. Awesome artwork Marnie! I love your tag! x

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  9. Fabulous pieces, love them all! Cheers!

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  10. It's all wonderful. The first is my very favorite.

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  11. Marnie your work is just amazing! And you get so much done! I really need to work my way through the Compendium...

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