Friday, 27 May 2016

All About Rust Paste - Instant Vintage: Altered Camera Tutorial

Hi again my dear ones!
I heard a couple of times that you have some questions about my Art Extravagance Rust Paste Set - you were wondering how to use it, how to apply it... so here I am coming with the answers for you!

First of all - Rust Paste Set is really fun and easy to use.
This set of coarse, water-based pastes is made to imitate the rust effect and it works instantly, so it is perfect for these projects in which you can't wait for the real rusting reaction. Of course it is only an imitation, but in reality it is perfect for creating matte, rust-like texture and adding dimension, great for steampunk, grunge and masculine project - can be applied on all surfaces, especially if it is primed with gesso.
To get the best effect you should apply 3 colors of the paste on one project with a sponge, palette knife, texture tool or paintbrush to create multi-tone effect.

To make it all easier I decided to create a tutorial for you - I hope it will show you how simple it is to use and how great effect you can get in almost no time!

Here is the effect: 

How it all happened?
I took one of my vintage cameras - a very plain and simple "Ami 66" - and started the rusty makeover adding a coat of Art Basics Heavy Black Gesso on top of all the plastic and metal elements. This helps with gluing elements and adding paints and pastes.

Next, I used my favorite Art Basics Heavy Body Gel to alter the camera - I used Mechanicals, pieces of chipboard, Art Pebbles and more - finally I dried everything with a heating gun and added a bit of texture gluing some of my Art Ingredients Mini Art Stones in the selected places. I dried the camera and put a coat of gesso again.

Now it  was time to apply the Rust Paste - you can see the whole process with comments and tips in the video below - enjoy!

Here is the list of the products I used:

And here it is - an absolutely rustic and weathered old camera in less than few hours :) Instant vintage - how cool is that? Just think about all the possibilities and creative options...

I hope everything is clear now and you are inspired to experiment with your own projects. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to leave them in the comments.

If you feel encouraged and would like to see more ideas and projects how to use the Rust Pastes, hit {this link} - you will find there some really amazing works & tutorials by my Creative Team - all featuring my magical Pastes. ;)

Have a great, creative weekend!
sending hugs


Robin Sanchez said...

Great tutorial I can wait to use my Rust Paste!

barsik said...

Perfect! Thank you for tutorial!

zandra said...

Thank you for sharing the process, I love it!
Hugz, Zandra

Heather Thompson said...

Thank you!!!!

Wilma said...

Thank you so much!!!!!

Wilda Almodovar said...

Thanks for sharing, it looks soo beautiful !!!

barbara macaskill said...

Thank you for all the great tips for using these pastes! I have them and LOVE them!!! Will be using the tips offered to get even better results! TFS!

Marci said...

This work of art is amazing!

Miranda Edney said...

Ohhhh love! i am using these pastes on everything lately! can't get enough! You are the best!@ <3

Diana said...

my rust paste just arrived!! can't wait to play! thanks for such an awesome tutorial!

Jessica Gregg said...

I don’t comment too much because I’m always to excited to go play with my new toys after learning about how to use them from you!!!! But Thanks so much for your awesome tutorials about all these cool finnabair products! You are truly an amazing mixed media Queen!!!! Talented, a creative mixed media genius.. and an awesome teacher to boot. Please never stop tutoring us haha!
When I find finnabair products, I instantly visit your blog for tutorials and inspiration!!! Thanks again for the time you take to pass along your creative genius and knowledge and for allowing us fans of your work the opportunity to get inside your head for just a moment to see your creative process . Very inspirational and I love seeing what you’re doing. With much admiration and appreciation, Jessica Serrano-gregg

NancyO. said...

This is a keeper ! Great video for using rust effects . My husband loves cameras so this will be a fun project to make for him ! Thank you for sharing !

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