Sunday, March 20, 2016

Rusted Star

Don't you know that you are a shooting star...

This was so fun!  Can't wait to play more with the rusty look.  I have a couple things in my Amazon cart... real industrial stuff... but I thought I'd try some lower-budget rust and metallic effects with things I have already.  I'm totally stoked on this, though!  I wish I had the week off so I could go-go-go!  (I like how my mojo shows up when I need to shut the shack down for the week.  To quote my teen, "Really?")

Supplies and notes:
  • Cardboard star from Hobby Lobby, on extreme sale
  • First painted with DecoArt metallic paint in Espresso
  • Next rubbed with DecoArt Metallic Lustre in Brilliant Turquoise
  • Then dabbed with Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint (on my finger)
  • After that, I snipped some shanks off of brads and roughly tossed them into a small dabby-dab of Spiced Marm.  Before I glued the brad-heads on with Glossy Accents, I dotted the star where I planned to attach the brad-heads with Black Soot Distress Paint.  After the brads were affixed, I used a tiny brush in Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Stain Distress Paints to accent where the "rivets" were rusting
I want to enter this into the current Corrosive Challenge which is AG.  Also, I haven't played at SanDee & Amelie's in a while... I lost their bookmark when I upgraded my compute in December... haha, I found them :)


  1. Wow, what a great project Mimi! I love the eroded metal effect, you would never know this started out as cardboard! hugs :)

  2. What an amazing job with the paints and some cardboard! Love the effect, Mimi!

  3. Your metal star looks awesome! Love it!
    Thank you for sharing it with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenges!

    Claudia x

  4. Isn't rust awesome sauce? I sure do enjoy it and your designs is fantabulous! Great rusty transformation and the faux rivers are splendid! Genius idea to place the black soot before adhering the rivers. Such depth!

    And thanks for joining us at SanDee&Amelie's Steampunk challenge! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  5. i'm glad i'm not the only one who gets in the groove jusssssssssssst when it's time to shift gears. yeah. *REALLY* oh teen-ish one, lol!!! :) :) :) this truly is impressive tho... YOWZA! that rust effect is PERFECT. can't wait to see where else you will take this idea...

  6. Oh, what a cool look you've achieved here, like aged metal! Fantastic!

  7. woooowww that DecoArt metallic paint in Espresso I never have
    and you have it sweety ??
    woooww really artistic...and Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint too I dont have
    it looks real like a real metal Mimi
    I love this project Mimi!!