Today I have for you the project with a product that I have been discovering again - Rust Effect Pastes. As soon as they appeared in the stores, I liked them very much. However, in the plethora of new products and artworks, I put them somewhere on the shelf and they rarely visited my desk. Now they have come back and I can not live without them! My discovery is that they fit very well metallic papers, that glisten too much for me. But when we use a little bit of pastes, papers become a perfect background for rusty projects. Here, I additionally used the embossing folder and aged the background with sandpaper.
All my composition is resin and metal elements covered with black gesso. Thanks to gesso, all media like pastes, paints, etc. stick better. I used also papers, only to "soften" this industrial look. I think everything is perfectly balanced. After placing all the elements, I reached for rust paste again. I applied it in several places and at the end I used the Opal Magic paints. They added a bit of shine to my artwork, the effect of light patina and a beautiful contrast.
I made a video for you, where you can see step by step how the project was created.
Remember the quote from my project - „Less perfection more authenticity”! This will help you focus on the fun and creation. Enjoy!
Products I have used - all the images linked to Mixed Media Place online store: