Monday, 27 February 2017

Infusions and a little rust...

Hi everyone, following on from my last post I've made a few cards using a mixture of Seth Apter and Lin Brown stamps. The first is all Seth's, I really liked the tag and star elements with script on them so I also created a little rust project and card following his monoprint technique that I was lucky enough to catch him demoing on periscope.

(I'm entering this card into the current  PaperArtsy challenge which is all about Infusions and Paint)


This is another print from a stencil, I've used Sleight Blue and Olive Tree on this one.


I used the edge of the star to make white lines with a sharpie.


The circle is the original piece of card I stencilled paint and sprinkled infusions through and the star is a piece of card swiped with infusions and paint. Using the same colours but in a different way helps the images stand out from the background.

Next I've used In the Navy, Green Man and yes Sleight Blue for a quick card.


I gessoed through a number stencil to create a resist before using infusions and then gently sanded back.


I added some crackle glaze to the numbers to help the tag stand out more, there is also a hint of treasure gold.


A piece of rusty fabric stamped with the hinge from a Lin Brown set, is tucked underneath, and I added in a rusted metal piece, black cotton and some robo die cuts.


It's great that you get the odd pop of pink or violet in places.

Next having seen this demoed I picked a piece of left over book board I had and was just going to have a play but couldn't really believe how easy and effective this was. You monoprint with paint from a piece of card.


Not sure if I pressed too hard or was using a very cheap piece of card to monoprint from at first..I changed to watercolour paper after the first disintegrated...but little blobs of paint appeared which I'm not sure were meant to...but I was happy.


This is the easiest rust I've ever made.


I added some home rusted paper clips...


...and a washer.




Next I had an idea for creating some rust in the centre of a card...Seth style, CAS and one layer??


I've used a mixed media paper containing cotton which gives a lovely ragged edge.


Some stitching and a little metallic finish it off.

 Thanks so much for stopping by again, I need to walk away from the infusions now...well just for a little bit!

22 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous samples Ruth, love them all. Tracy x

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  2. They are absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. These are absolutely fantastic! Ruth . Big Love for them all. x

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  4. Wow, wow,wow , Ruth, your cards are fabulous, what an amazing mono print, do you think you can do it again, or is it a luck because of your paper choice... but it is gorgeous, and looks like a long time rusted old piece , -they are so wonderful all !! I have to try this ... Xoxo

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  5. Fantastic art Ruth. These are inspired. You are flying high my friend! Xx 😊

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  6. Love it all, Ruth. Brilliant! Happy crafty week, Angela xXx

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  7. Fab cards, Ruth! They've reminded me that I've got some PA rust that I've not used yet...

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  8. These are fantastic Ruth! Love the results you've achieved on all of them. Really want to have a play but I'm in the middle of having a major craftroom sort out and have told myself it must be finished before I allow myself to craft, lol!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  9. Beautiful and inspiring as always Ruth!
    Alison x

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  10. Really fabulous makes, Ruth - each one with so much to offer. Your monoprinted rust is fabulous, and the second card with the rusty metal and fabric and that fabulously wild thread is a new favourite. Again - oodles of inspiration, thank you.
    Alison x

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  11. Love your Infusions play Ruth! Beautiful pieces! xx

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  12. What fantastic projects, Ruth! I really love the combo of rust and Infusions! These are fabulously textured and totally stunning little works of art! xx

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  13. How amazing are each and every one of these?!?! I am in awe!

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  14. These are absolutely beautiful, each works were a very wonderful art and I enjoyed it. xx

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  15. Oh wow Ruth, - I am just doing a major catch up, as life has been so busy, - each and everyone of these is amazing, - arty, grungy and just brilliant! I cannot pick a favorite, I love them all.... Magical work with both the infusions and the clever paint technques, hugely inspiring!!

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  16. Oh my - love your Seth inspired pieces. The texture created using the monoprint technique is incredible. I stand in awe!

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  17. Each piece is simply gorgeous Ruth! Wonderful textures and colour combinations! I'm not surprised they caught Seth's eye, you have used his fab products to full effect ! Xx

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  18. These are all absolutely stunning Ruth! I LOVE your mono printing one especially, but they are all very inspiring! xx

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  19. I so enjoyed dipping into your blog and learning such a lot. I had fun with the infusions too but nothing like this...Thank you for the inspiration on your amazing projects x

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  20. Fabulous work - the infusions backgrounds are stunning and I love how you get such gentle, subtle effects - I think I'm too heavy handed with them as I'm never happy with what I produce. The rusty tag is amazing - what a great effect you've achieved.

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