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Thursday 13 September 2012

playing with rust...

well here i am with a tag i made a while ago..
playing with rust technique..
from timeworn,
a great online Andy Skinner workshop..
so here she is:

i am not sure this is quite what Andy had in mind,
but i wanted to use these techniques
on things that are me..if that makes sense!
i LOVE this dress form almost as much as my cogs!
I added the sewing spool with wire, a crackled heart,
some staples i coloured with alcohol inks,
buttons tied with wire..
and some chit chat stickers..
let me know what you think of my rusty creation!
welcome also to all my new followers and thanks to everyone,
who stops by and leaves a comment..
i appreciate every one!
have a fun and inky day!


  1. ...amazing technique Trace, I do loVe the look of rust and this technique is so realistic, the piece as a whole is awesome but I do loVe how you have dressed the form with the wire & staples and that luscious little heart with a touch of frosting...loVe it...Melxx :)

  2. Very nicely done Trace :)
    Von ♥

  3. Loving the Andy Skinner techniques Trace!! I've got a piece going out on Sunday and like you, I don't think it would be quite what Andy had in mind for his techniques but I'm sure he wouldn't mind us using them anyway we choose! Gorgeous tag and I love the heart in particular.

  4. Very interesting rusted dress form ! Must check out techniques.


  5. Hi Trace, I love this technique, a favourite and you have used it beautifully. I think it's all about usin the techniques our way that's what makes us individual. You rocked it. Live your dress form and the heart adds a lovely pop of colour. Tracy x

  6. That rocks, the technique looks fantastic.

  7. Great technique and the effect is amazing...love how you put everything together!

    greetings, Alie :-)

  8. Hi Trace, I am sure Andy would be delighted that you made his technique your own. The rusting looks so realistic, it is just amazing and I love how you use that dress form on lots of your projects, it has certainly been value for money. Love the heart and the wire too. I have some rusting powder but don't get very good results, probably my fault, which is why you never see any rust on my projects!! Note to self - try harder...... Crafty hugs, Anne x

  9. A brilliant way to use the technique Trace, just love the industrial feel to this piece.
    Congrats on the Creative Expressions DT position - how did I miss that? Just seen it on their website. You will be FANTASTIC, you are perfect for this team.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  10. Thanks for explaining what you did with the staples. They looked rusty and rustic and really cool. Great piece! I love it!!!!

  11. beautiful work Trace - I'm soooo glad you got the creatives expressions DT place - you thoroughly deserve it! Good luck and keep showing us your wonderful work! Hugs Rachel xx

  12. Hi Trace, I am just playing catch up with comments. WOw you have been so creative since I last visited. I just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my Blog today with such a lovely, much appreciated, comment. Judy x

  13. Who cares about texture? The colour is great and all the little bits and pieces forming a stunning tag. Love the wire and the staples, too. xoxo Elly

  14. Some seriously rusty fabulousness going on here Trace! Get the impression if anything in your house stays in one place for too long it will soon be rusty too!! Glad to see you are really enjoying this course. Can't wait to see more. Hugs, Buttons x

  15. That looks realy great your Rusty Tag.

  16. It's very you - what a great way to make the Timeworn techniques your own... I love the coloured staples, and your signature heart and wire-wrapping. Cracking tag!
    Alison x

  17. WOW! Love it Trace... the rusty look is perfect I am sure Andy would be delighted with this...Love the wire & staples..Hugs May x x x

  18. Love this, Trace! It's so rich. Just signed up for a class with Andy next month. Gorgeous techniques you've shown here!


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