Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Vintage Journey Guest Designer-- Rusted Porcelain

Hello, friends!  Today I am honored to be invited back as Guest Designer at A Vintage Journey. The theme this month is to use the contents of the Creative Guide's Travel Bag which consists of a Substrate-board, a Main Color-lilac or pale purple,  a Technique-rust effects, and a Product-metal. I decided to make a tag using some rust techniques I was working on. I was hoping to get a look of rusted porcelain, and pretty happy with my outcome.


I started by using my Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate die to cut the cardboard from a steno pad backing.  I added some torn vintage book pagees and gesso and colored it using Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet and Rusty Hinge Distress paints.  I added Glass Bead Gel and DecoArt Crackle Glaze and allowed to dry over night.I applied DecoArt Raw Umber Antiquing Cream to the crackled area and wiped off with a paper towel to allow the cracks to show.

To get the rusted look, I dabbed on Rusty Hinge and added a little Walnut Stain Distress paint, then dried. After that, a dab of DecoArt Media Quinacridone Gold paint and DecoArt Americana Cadmium Orange, followed by Ginger alcohol ink. It was too glossy, so I painted on DecoArt Dura Clear Ultra Matte Varnish.  Once this dried, I patted on a little more Walnut Stain paint. I added some stamping using Tim Holtz Attic Treasures in Potting Soil Archival ink. It was a too dark, so I patted on Picket Fence Distress stain with a cosmetic sponge to lighten the stamping a bit. I blended on Ground Expresso Distress ink, spritz and flicked, and dried.  I painted over the crackle with Ultra Matte varnish to take back the gloss.




The silver metal flower from my stash was given the same rust treatment.  I layered up two of the butterflies from Tim Holtz' Butterfly Duo.  I added Rusty Hinge Distress paint and spritzed with water before embossing with the enclosed embossing folder, then proceeded with the same rusting technique as used on the tag and flower. The rusty nail is authentic and from my stash--isn't it grungy???





The rusty chicken wire is left over from a previous project and is made using Tim Holtz Mixed Media Thinlits and "rusted" with a homemade concoction of powders and embossing puffs.


To balance out all those hard surfaces, I added a little hand dyed vintage trim and seam binding.  I used Distress sprays in Wilted Violet and Ground Expresso to color them.



Here's what my finished tag looked like, but I felt like it needed a little something, so I added "rusted steel" backing. I thought it balanced that tiny piece of "chicken wire".  It's actually some cardboard packing material I found in the trash. To make the crusty rust, I swiped on Soft Gel Medium and sprinkled it with a mix of cinnamon and instant coffee.









I would like to enter my tag into the following inspiring challenges:
-Mixed Media Place Creative Gym # 17 Coffee
SanDee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenge March 2016 Anything Goes Steampunk/Industrial
Our Creative Corner The Return of the Challenge Oct. 2014 Go Rustic!
Word Art Wednesday Challenge # 221 Anything Goes
Die Cut Divas Something Spring I used a Tim Holtz Butterfly Duo die.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Make Your Own Background
Time Out Challenge # 51/ 2nd Birthday Easter and/or Spring I'm thinking butterfly against a spring sky.
Country View Challenges March Industrial
Creative Artiste Challenge 12 Anything Goes
Card and Scrap Challenge # 113 Shabby Chic/Vintage
-Altered Eclectics March Altered cardboard from steno pad, waste packaging and packing material, trim and metal piece from my stash.
Through The Craft Room Door Challenge March 8-14, 2016
Scrapy Land Challenge #37 Anything Goes I used 3 different Sizzix dies.
Craft Stamper Make It Take It Challenge March Anything Goes I used Tim Holtz Attic Treasures stamps on my background.

Thank you for stopping by today and for all your wonderful comments!  I read and appreciate each and every one of them!
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

48 comments:

  1. I could not wait to read each and every detail of this post!!! The crackle is AMAZING and your photography here is great! I love this and it may be one of my favorites ever, but every time you make something I feel that way! The rusty chicken wire is such a fab accent! Love, love how the rust is only along the edges and not the entire pieces. I would have never thought to do that, but it looks so realistic. Awesome and congrats!!!

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  2. oooooh! Sara Emily, this is fabulous.... Absolutely love your background and how you used here colors! Your butterflies are perfect! WOW!! Xxx Lynn

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  3. Big congrats on your GDT spot at AVJ, Sara! I don't love your tag, I ADORE it! The rust effect you have managed to achieve here is the best one I've ver seen! What a genius idea to use a mixture of coffe and cinnamon! How super creative and talented you are, my friend! At first, I thought you used the real rusted elements! Oh, those crackles are awesome! I am keep staring at your stunning tag and can't take my eyes of it! Simply breathtaking piece of art work, my friend! Lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  4. Hi Sara Emily... Sorry I haven't been commenting much. This is superb...,I adore all your techniques and the result is fabulous. A wonderful interpretation of the travel bag. The base tag rust and porcelain effects are a wow and yes the nail is a fab addition. Great work! Xx

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  5. Wow Sara, this is exquisite, a superb make for the DI travel bag theme and such a wonderful tag with fabulous techniques. Thanks for sharing your amazing art and talent with us again at AVJ.
    Have a great weekend.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  6. Wow Sara Emily, I am totally in love with this tag!! You have merged these elements together in a glorious harmony that just sucks me right in!! The touches of lilac, yum!! Love how you did your background, the bead gel really adds a wonderful texture and a great base for a rust technique! A huge congrats on your Guest Designer spot too, how lucky are they to have you as an extra source of inspiration!! Love it my friend! hugs :)

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  7. Oh wow, this is amazing!! I love the rust!! It looks amazing!! The texture and the colors are fabulous!! The techniques you used are so awesome!! Wow!! This is spectacular!! Congrats on your GD spot!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  8. How wonderful to have you as GDT Sara - and your tag is really fabulous! I love the lilac in the background, it works perfectly with the rusty bits and that nail for the butterfly body is incredible. Fantastic use of the items in the travel bag and a wonderfully inspiring post too! Hugs, Anne xx

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  9. Thanks so much for Guesting over at AVJ Sara Emily - and for sharing all of your techniques here - I've got to spend some time reading all of this!! Julia xx

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  10. All the texture looks really fantastic! Great project, love the colors too. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

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  11. Gorgeous tag Sara! the whole design of this is stunning! I love how you 'rusted' the butterfly, it looks amazing!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  12. BETTER THAN THE BEST????? Well????? ABSOLUTELY. You little imp you - this is OVER THE MOON GORGEOUS. Seriously SPELL BINDING. I just can't hard draw my eyes away from it. That crackle and rust are done to sheer PERFECTION. Ummm.... hello??? Did I say that this is BETTER THAN THE BEST Sara???? Oh and you are pretty near the top of the BEST list too by the way!!!!!!!!!!! XXj.

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  13. My new fave of yours, but you know my heart loves rusty. Gorgeous die cuts and that real rusty nail is the perfect touch to the rusty butterfly and the rusty added bits. I agree with everything everyone else has already said and add that you are awesome sauce! Huge congrats on your GDT at AVJ! You sure are makin em proud! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  14. Gorgeous details and wonderful rusty elements...thanks for the step by step...so fun to read your process of creating! A beautiful tag! Thanks for joining us at TTCRD this week, hope you'll join us for more of our weekly Anything Goes challenges.
    Denice - TTCRD DT

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  15. Wonderful Sara, amazing rust techniques and love the cinnamon encrusted 'metal' grate, one of my favourite aging ingredients from the kitchen! Deb xo

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  16. Oh wow...this is amazing! Your rusty nail is the perfect accent for your butterfly! I love everything about this tag!!

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  17. Where is my fainting couch? This is incredible! The texture, the crackle, the faux rust...the gorgeous color palette...and that rusty nail!!!!!!!! Wow, Sara Emily...this is truly one of your very best ever! I love it!

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  18. Congratulations Sara Emily - as I am sure I have told you - they are lucky to have you. Wonderful tag. The two things I love most about your delightful creation is one - the background and two - the nail. The nail looks so old - like from an old coffin. I am keeping this post on my computer so I can read over and over how you did this!
    Your secret pal!! xx

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous. So glad you did a step-by-step on this.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

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  20. Oh my what a wonderful multi media tag!!! Thanks for joining in the fun at Die Cut Diva's.

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  21. I love your Tag. Thank you for your participation in the Challenge Mixed Media Place

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  22. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

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  23. So pretty. I love the rusty texture, it's fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

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  24. I bet it smells just as good as it looks with that spice. Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas, CarolG

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  25. Hey Sara! Thanks for contacting me about the challenge on AnythingButCute. I'm so sorry that I posted wrong. I'll watch out for future challenges and hopefully get it right the next time :-) Love your art!!
    xo
    Michelle aka MiSchra

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  26. Lovely tag, Sara! Thank you for the step by step tutorial on how it was made - gorgeous details and such wonderful colors! Thanks for sharing with us at the {Scrapy Land Challenge}! Hope to see your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    de
    {Creative Smiles}

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  27. Stunning tag !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT

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  28. Very grungy ! Super effects !

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  29. Great work you did there!!Love the vinatge rusty look!!Thanks for the tutorial too!!Thanks for sharing us in MMP!!

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  30. Love all the texture and colours, beautiful tag
    thanks for joining our challenge over at
    http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/
    Debbie DT

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  31. Awesome rust and background, Sara! A great tag!!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

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  32. I absolutely love everything rusty! This is GREAT!!
    Thank you for playing along with us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!
    xx Zoey

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  33. Fantastic work, I love some of the techniques you've used and the resulting effects. So pleased you joined in at the Creative Artiste Mixed Media challenge Janet DT x

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  34. Really cool tag and I bet it smells good too! xxx

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  35. Stunning Tag. Love all the texture and details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT

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  36. Sara Emily!! This is gobsmackingly gorgeous!! I love that purple with the rust- terrific combo!! You are so talented my friend! xoox

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    1. omgosh! I got so excited about reading your process that I forgot to sat Congrats on being the GD at AVJ!! xoxo

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  37. Wow, this is amazing and your right, it really does look like rusted porcelain!! The crackle effect is the background looks incredible and the rust detail on the butterfly is beautiful. Its a spectacular tag and I'm so glad you shared it with us at TIME OUT!!

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  38. How did I miss this! Such fabulous texture - I hope it's not too late to tell you how much I loVe this! Congratulations on the DT spot! Hugs, Chrisx

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  39. A terrific tag indeed! Thanks for joining us at Our Creative Corner!

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  40. Beautiful tag. Stunning details. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  41. Fabulous tag .... great texture. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge. Linda xx

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  42. Oooh, Sara!! WowWeeeeee, I love this hun!! That rusting coming in from the edges with the texture is just delicious, and genius. I do need to catch up on your work and will do soon hun. Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place xx
    Love and Hugs
    Gee
    xx

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  43. Omg, this butterfly is the absolute best! Subtle and strong at the same time... beautiful. Thank you for playing along with us at SASPC!

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  44. wonderful wonderful make Sara - the rusting is amazing - I love it to bits - thanks so much for joining us at Countryview challenges this month and good luck! Hugs Rachel x

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  45. Hey Sara...just going back in your blog and found this rusted porcelain piece. This is so cool! I love how you're creating such visual effects with the Distress stuff. Very cool tag. That rust looks REAL!

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  46. Wow, your tag is amazingly stunningly beautiful Sara Emily!!!!!!!
    I've just read your fantastic post about texture on Anything But Cute, thank you SO MUCH for taking the time to write and share with all of us this wonderful article, so detailed and great. Hugs, Corinne xxx

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