Thursday, September 24, 2015

Feeling Distressed with Dreamweaver and Stampendous

Hello! This week, the Stampendous team has been feeling a little distressed....but in a good way! We are sharing all sorts of projects that share various distressing techniques. I used several techniques on my project. I love the distressed look, so this theme was right up my alley.


I started off with a piece of wood that was pre-cut to my background shape. I used Andy Skinner's Faux Rust Technique along with Deco Art paints. You can check out a video for that HERE. After I completed that step, which by the way, really looks like rust and made me very happy...I started on the oval which is made of chipboard.

I painted the oval using various Deco Art paints, and then I used the Gears stencil and Gold Embossing Paste. I used my embossing gun to quicken the drying process and because I wanted it to get bubbly. I painted Prussian Blue paint mixed with the Ultra Matte varnish to give a wash over the whole piece. I wiped it away from the gears, but not completely. Again, adding to the aging process.

Next, I used a second piece of chipboard to make my sentiment piece. I gave it a wash of Payne's Gray and stamped "Follow Your Art" from the Charmed Art Perfectly Clear set. Then I used the Seasonings Embossing Enamel (I love that stuff!) around the edge of the square. Then I sprinkled some on to some thin cardboard (think, gift box) and melted a big puddle of it. I used a hole punch to cut 4 circles which became my nail heads.

I needed something else, so I decided to use the same thin cardboard and I used a rectangular Spellbinders die to make it. Then I used the super cool Spoonful of Rust embossing Plus Kit. I just dumped it all over the cardboard, and heated it from the bottom with my embossing gun. Then I glued everything down with Glue Dots and a couple of foam dots for dimension. I drilled the holes at the top with my drill, and added some bronze colored copper wire. Now I just need to hang it up! Below is the list of gals posting along with me today. Please be sure to give them all a visit. Thanks for stopping by. Have an inspiring day!
Alison Heikkila (that's me!)

14 comments:

Jean said...

Love the color and texture!

Louise said...

Great piece Alison! Love all the techniques you combined!

Laurinda said...

I am loving those rusty bits.

barbara macaskill said...

I love this beautiful piece!! I am absolutely in love with these distressing techniques and can't wait to get the stuff to do it! THanks for sharing!

Lea said...

Love this, Alison! It really does look rusty and vintage and right up my alley! Oh, and your nail heads look fab! They finished it off perfectly!

Mary Holshouser said...

Love this
I would hang something like this on my front door.
It would tell people that I like to create and beautify
thanks for sharing a wonderful project.
Illinois

Stampendous said...

AWESOME! Love, love, love the patina gear panel and fantastic rust painted plaque, it did turn out like a rusted piece!

TracyM #6773 said...

FABULOUS piece!!!
LOVE the colours and textures of the background and each element embellishing it - THANK YOU for sharing!!!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

This is a fun piece. I like the browns and blues.

Sue D said...

Very cool--I like how you made the gears.
sue in Ohio

BurningRubber said...

This is so full of texture and beautiful color. I would be so happy to have that in my studio. It looks awesome.

D.Ann C said...

SUCH a cool piece! I'm in love with the gears on that oval!

willireb said...

What a great piece. The colors really work together and the texture add so much. I'd love to give these techniques a try.

Karen L K said...

What a great looking project! I love each different piece and it was interesting to see how you made each part.