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When I first laid eyes on Little Birdie's The Classic Gentleman collection, I knew I had to create a birthday card for my husband with this fabulous vintage car image. My design ended up being too heavy for a card, so I created this art panel instead.
I was inspired by this amazing rusty brake pad piece to transform Little Birdie cogs with a grungy texture paste effect I created. Be sure to view my video to see this DIY transformation along with a full project tutorial.
All the close-ups and details can be found on the Little Birdie Crafts blog HERE.
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Here are a couple close-ups showing a little more detail:
I have created a full DIY video tutorial for you with voice instructions to share all the details on how to create this rusty industrial art panel including a technique to create grungy rusty gears and details on and industrial metal finish used on the diecut cogs and rotor blade seen above.. I hope you find inspiration and learn new techniques as you view it.
Little Birdie Crafts Supplies
Thin Kraft Chipboard
Heavy Chipboard for base (Paper Pad Back)
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Paper Dolls
Tim Holtz with Idea-ology ~ Metallic Sticker Book
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Thinlits - Stacked Deckle
Tim Holtz with Sizzix ~ Bigz - Steampunk Parts
Tim Holtz with Ranger ~ Distress Ink - Black Soot, Ground Espresso
DecoArt ~ Crafter's Acrylic: Bright Orange; Burnt Umber; Yellow
US Artquest ~ Prills - Express-O Yourself
Bronze Mini Microbeads
Wonder Tape ~ Foam Tape
EK Success ~ Craft Tweezers
Wagner ~ HT 400 Heat Gun