This is a canvas that I made using lots of gorgeous Dusty Attic chipboard. The photo is one of my favourites of my darling daughter.
I started with a Rustic Farm Fence (DA0855) behind my photo, I painted the fence white and then distressed it a bit. The new Mini Hinges (DA1006) are just adorable and I decided to make them grungy and rusty as a contrast to all the white and pink on this page. I have a tutorial further down on how I used Dusty Attics new Rusting Powder (DA0995) on the hinges – love this stuff!!
The Birds on a Branch #3 (DA1003) I painted white, misted with light brown glimmer mist and then covered with Clear Gloss Varnish (DA0901) and Clear Crackle Varnish (DA0900). I cut a little piece of the branch and put it into the smaller flower cluster on top of the page.
Here’s how I made the rusty hinges: I have used a Mini Hinge, Rusting Powder, Clear Gloss Varnish, White Vinegar in a Mini Spritz Bottle (DA0610). I have also used white gesso.
Before the paint had dried I sprinkled the rusting powder on the chippie, this way no glue is needed. I then sprayed white vinegar on the hinge and let it dry. I added another spray after a while. The effect when the rusting powder reacts to the white vinegar is so cool! It changes color and becomes more brownish – which gives the rusty effect. You may have to add vinegar several times to get the effect you want.
When I was satisfied with my rusty effect, I added the Clear Gloss Varnish and let everything dry.
And here’s the hinge when ready – all rusty and pretty, ready to be used on my canvas!
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