Thursday, 23 July 2015

Rusty old plane!

On your Travels is the theme this month at Country View challenges and here is my second creation. 

I found a couple of tags in my box from play sessions just waiting to be used. The base tag is distress inks with a water flicked over it and a little stamping. I can't quite recall what I did for the smaller tag - looks like I was playing with distress inks and stencils with a few stamped splodges! I added some additional vintage photo ink over it and layered it to the base tag with foam pads.

I took some die cuts (plane and clouds - thanks Chris Warner!) and an artful arrow and decided to use some of the techniques I learned at the recent Country View Crafts workshop on Eroded Metallics. Brenda Brown took us though lots of ways of creating metallic effects using Deco Art products.
Here are some useful links:
Brenda's Deco Art Posts - there are several - well worth a peek - here a couple if you missed them.
No 1 and No 2

Here are some close ups of my rusty embellishments - not quite as Brenda showed us - I didnt have the exact colours and, well, I always like to change things a little bit!

Rusty clouds.....

 Rusty plane..

 Rusty arrow...

Have a great day.
Nikki x


  1. The rusty bits look like real metal and it is amazing the finish that you achieved. Terrific quote to add the tag.

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Your tag looks amazing with the rusty die cuts! Brilliant! Xx

  3. Wow, I can never get my rusting techniques to look that good! Brilliant tag Nikki although that rusty plane is quite worrying lol
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  4. Brilliant Nikki! Your rust technique is amazing, followed those links but I guess you have to pay to learn these techniques?? I love your background. Hope all is well with you. hugs :)

  5. Wow! I wish Brenda lived nearer! This tag is amazing - you really got that rusting going - it looks like the real thing!! Chrisx

  6. A wonderful tag Nikki, that is a super technique.
    Yvonne xx

  7. Love those close ups showing the texture and colour, they look superb! Adore your tag Nikki xx

  8. Wow Nikki, I think I am in rust heaven - gorgeous work! Anne xx

  9. Oh, Nikki - I'm so sorry I've been MIA - what a tag to catch up with though... fabulous rusty effects and I just love how the rusted elements look against that wonderful layered background. Brilliant!
    Alison xx

  10. Oh such rusty delights, Nikki!! Love this tag!! XOXO-Shari

  11. Love, love your rusty elements xxx

  12. A fabulous tag Nikki and I just love the rusty elements....they look amazing.

    Not long now tip we finally meet

    Hugs Annie xx



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