I learned the basics of this faux rust technique from watching tutorials by Andy Skinner. I took his basic technique and adjusted it to my own whim and supplies on hand. Of course, the snark is pure Betsy Skagen!
Step 1 - Place your tag in an embossing folder and run it through your die cut machine. My tag was bigger than the folder, so I needed to line the pattern up carefully and run it through a second time.
Step 4 - Mix Payne's Gray acrylic paint with a bit of white paint and stipple it onto the tag. Let dry. If you wish, dab a sponge into black paint and darken the edges of your tag.
Step 5 - Paint a coat of Quinacridone Gold over the tag.
Step 6 - Once dry spray your tag with matte varnish. This removes the shine. When that has dried rub the tag with a graphite pencil.
Step 7 - You can use the same technique to create rusty chipboard pieces. As you can see here, I make a large lot of rusty pieces at once so I can use them in future projects.
Step 9 - This is a piece of chipboard that I had used numerous times as a stencil. As you can see, it ended up looking so lovely, I decided to use it as part of my art. The chipboard pattern is discontinued, but GSL has plenty of other Texture Sheets you could use.
Step 10 - Adhere your doo dads and ephemera.
Great StuffCupid's Shape Set
Texture sand paste (or artificial snow!)
Quinacridone Gold acrylic paint
Payne's Gray acrylic paint
Black acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Beacon 3-in-1 Adhesive
Teal velvet ribbon