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Naturally Aged Kit – Rusty Pipes card

Every self-respecting crafter knows that 7gypsies are all about the old and found and vintage but… did you know that Tattered Angels have their own way of making the new look old? They have a collection of Naturally Aged Kits. ‘What are they?,’ you ask. Well… they are sets of 4 different paints that work together to create a one-off faux finish; you can choose from wood faux finishes, vintage metal faux finishes, faux finishes that look like natural stone and architectural finishes like brick, stone and concrete. If you follow the instructions attached (yes, no improvising here… sorry), you will be able to achieve amazing life-like results on all kinds of surfaces. Whatever you style taste modern, vintage, industrial, there is a kit for you.

Our Crew member, Monica Taylor shares how she used the Rusty Metal kit to make a plain card die-cut look like a set of rusty pipes.

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‘As a vintage designer, I love the distressed, aged look. This includes rust. Unfortunately, I have always struggled with this technique until now. Using the Naturally Aged Paint System kit, I was able to create a Faux Rust Finish and add Rusty Pipes to my design.’ – says Monica.

naturally aged kit rusty metal tattered angels

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Kit – Rusty Metal

Distress Crayon – Black Soot
Grunge Board
Bigz Die Cut – Pipeline


Heating Tool
Paint Brushes
Big Shot


Monica shares quick steps on how to make your projects look rusty:

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Cut your pipe design using Grunge board or any thick card stock. Apply White Hip to the entire surface of the shape making sure that the paint pools. Using your heating tool, dry to make it bubble.

naturally aged kit rusty metal tattered angels

Apply BB Clay with your paint brush on top where the White Hip has bubbled. Use heat tool to dry.

naturally aged kit rusty metal tattered angels

Apply Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist with paint brush to cover the entire surface. Use heat tool to dry. Spray the shape with Stone Glimmer Mist and heat dry. Add Black Soot distress crayon to edges.

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What a straight-forward way to make a piece of card look like old rusty metal! 

Make sure you stop by Monica’s blog and Instagram.

Happy crafting!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

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