Rusty Parisian Gates

This stamp is one of my favourite Parisian images and it is from the Paris plate by The Stampsmith. As I wanted the overall appearance to be aged and rusty I used a piece of tea dyed calico and Crafty Notions Rusting Powder to form the base  (calico and rusting powder available from The Altered Element).

Photo below shows the pattern made using a Heidi Swapp damask mask and Rusting Powder. You can vary the rustiness by the amount of vinegar sprayed onto the powder.

Layered the stamped image with fabric scraps, French script, cork photo corner, brad and a piece of twill which received the rusty treatment.

Following this project will be another project using the calico and the same mask but with a much more feminine feel to it.

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lynn Stevens
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 11:52:19

    It really does look like old rust. FABULOUS!!!


  2. craftytrog
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 12:12:09

    Looks brilliant Lynne! Might have to spend some money, the rust powder looks great! x


  3. 2amscrapper
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 13:00:10

    this is fantastic!


  4. Penny
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 15:02:11

    Gorgeous, Lynne! I’m having mixed results with the rusting powder too, I’ll try the vinegar…


  5. Penny
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 14:04:45

    Gorgeous, Lynne! It looks so textural – does the rusting powder add texture to the fabric?


  6. alcoholinky
    Jun 18, 2010 @ 15:40:48

    you’ve really got to grips with that rusting powder Lynne. I’ll definitely have to have a go!


  7. michele
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 00:35:49

    love it!


  8. lynne
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 11:36:07

    Yes, finally I got to grips with the Rusting Powder. It should come with a warning as it is quite addictive. Lynne x


  9. Chris
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 12:45:31

    What a fabulous effect. Love it


  10. Marie
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 12:17:31

    Hi Lynne,
    ooh, I just love this – gorgeous!Thanks for sharing.


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