Good afternoon, Evelyn Walter here with my mixed media artboard ‘home’ project.
Some time ago, I got the wonderful Architextures Mixed Media Paper Artboard. Now I had a project in mind for which it was perfect to use! Recently, I had a play with one of the Naturally Aged Paint System Kits – White Rusty Metal (you can find a video tutorial for that on the Tattered Angels YouTube Channel!) and I wanted to make a project with the faux rusty enameled house number plate.
I kept it pretty clean to make the focal point, the plate, to stand out perfectly.
If you want to find out, how I put this together, please watch the video!
7gypsies Architextures Mixed Media Artboard
Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kit White Rusty Metal
Grunge Board Numbers, Screw Brads
Modeling Paste, Fiber Paste, Triple Thick Gloss Glaze
Acrylic paint black
Distress Ink iced spruce and vintage photo
printed saying on cardstock
paint brushes, palettte knife, make up sponge, distressing tool
spray bottle with water
To create the faux enameled house number plate, I first added a layer of modeling paste with distressed edges to an MDF plate. Then I used the Naturally Aged Kit White Rusty Metal by following the instructions attached to the kit. I added the black painted Grungeboard numbers and glued some screw brads to the corners to make the plate look more realistic.
To imitate the enameled surface of the plate, I gave the area of the plate not covered in rust a generous coat of glossy glaze.
I wanted to create a house wall for the house number plate. For this, I added a pretty thick layer of fibre paste and created an uneven surface with my palette knife. The Mixed Media Artboard is perfect for wet mediums; it barely deforms and dries evenly. I pressed the number plate into the wet paste to glue it down. For a old and a bit dirty look of the wall, I used the Glimmer Mist in Stone from the Naturally Aged Kit White Rusty Metal. At last, I added a printed out saying and toned down the edges with Distress Ink to frame my Artboard.
Here’s my complete tutorial:
I hope you enjoyed the process and that it’s encouraged you to try the Faux Finish Naturally Aged Kits.
Thank you for stopping by!