“Rust it Out” inspired by Stampington Magazine

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“Young Ginger” Metal Effects Rust Paint Assemblage

Can’t live without my magazines! Somerset Studio is my favorite and I read it cover to cover.  The May/June issue has a section titled UPCOMING THEMES.  “Rust it out” captured my attention.  I love anything rusty!

Stampington is looking for artwork of all sorts that feature rust and I was immediately inspired to tackle an assemblage using my Dollar Tree foam core and rust paint.  The story that formed in my head was a young royal girl looking out her window.  I visualized a long braid and foam core sections cut up to simulate the braid.  The title, “Young Ginger” popped in my head and I visualized her braided hair adorned with a fanciful crown looking longingly out her window.

I purchased citrine points at a local rock shop and covered the tips in gold leaf and attached them to a gold headband that I had taken apart.  I found the paper flowers at a garage sale recently and like the look of flowers brightening the crown.

Lucky me,  had the print background as a plate in a book I got at Goodwill.  I like the story it tells!

The last step was the magic of Modern Masters Metal Effects two step system.

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Coat the paper with two coats of oxidizing iron paint.  Let it dry completely and apply the rust activator.  Magically, the rust appears in a few hours.  I love how it turned out.  Now I will send an image of  “Young Ginger” to the editor-in-chief of Stampington and see what happens!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove Playing with Rust Paint!

 

 

 

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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