Summer is upon us with warmer days. I have a tutorial to share with you today for this rusted vintage ironwork chipboard created for my "Bree" layout featuring the ScrapThat! "From Sunrise to Sunset" June Kit and our daughter's new pup.
Vintage Rusted Ironwork Chipboard Tutorial
This technique is quite easy and adds so much texture to a chipboard piece. There is some waiting time in the middle, so it's something you can start, put to the side and come back to later.
Chipboard Piece (ScrapThat! May Kit)
Embossing Folder (Darice - Henna)
Die Cutting Machine (Big Shot)
Sophisticated Finishes Iron Metallic Surfacer
Sophisticated Finishes Rust Antiquing Solution
(Sophisticated Finishes products were purchased at Michaels)
Step 1. Select an embossing folder with a design that coordinates well with your project and run your chipboard flourish through your Big Shot or other die cut/embossing machine.
Step 2. Paint top of embossed chipboard with two coats of Sophisicated Finishes Iron Metallic Surfacer, allowing to dry between coats - about 30 minutes.
Step 3. Apply Sophisticated Finish Rust Antiquing Solution to dry chipboard. Allow 4 to 6 hours for the rust to develop. After the rust has fully developed, you can apply an additional coat or two of Rust Antiquing Solution for a deeper rust color if desired. I used three coats all together.
Tip ~ This solution is corrosive to metals, so use an old paintbrush or foam brush than can be thrown away if needed.
I hope you'll try out this technique. Please let me know, and I'll stop by to see your project.
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~