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A journey toward artful, holistic living in the middle of Sin City...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Three Muses Challenge - Rust

This is my entry for the challenge, "Rust".  I used the glue and alcohol ink technique that Willy mentioned in her post.  Of course, I couldn't find the "rust" colored alcohol ink anywhere, so I used a combination of ginger, latte, caramel, cranberry and gold on a piece of chipboard that I cut using a Sizzix die cutter.  Acrylic paints, stamps and dye inks were used on the background and the word "play" came from a package of words I got on clearance somewhere.  I made this piece as a birthday present for my best friend to remind him that there's more to life than work!
http://thethreemuseschallenge.blogspot.com/2010/07/three-muses-58-tuse.html

13 comments:

Willy said...

What a wonderful piece! Great present for your best friend.

Andrea said...

ooo what a lucky friend, this is great, I love how you mixed all the different colours to get the rust (very clever) I think I wanna try this xxx

Janet said...

A really lovely present for your friend. Must try this rust technique.

Janet xx

Zuzu's Blog said...

its possible i bought ALL the rust alcohol ink lol ( no I only have 5 bottles) This is lovely and it looks rusty even if it wasnt the actual rust colour... thanks for stopping by my blog and to answer your question regarding the watch parts... I get job lots of broken pocketwatches at auctions and online auctions like ebay. i take them apart and get all the cogs and stuff out of them

Taluula said...

This is an absolutely stunning piece and what a lucky friend to be receiving it. I was wowed by the enterprising way you managed to get a rust coloured ink in the end! Bravo.

Nan said...

I think your rust color came out great...very unique piece!

Gaby Bee said...

Fabulous! I'm sure your friend will love it!

Junibears said...

This is such a gorgeous piece of work!xx

indybev said...

Well, you made magic with Willy's formula! This is a beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing.

Ozstuff said...

A beautiful, creative artpiece. I love it.

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous outcome!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this is a fantastic piece--and what a wonderful gift and priceless message...it is a spectacular piece!
Hugs,
Cindy

Beth said...

i love the swirls in the background! beautiful!
and thank you for your comments. i moderated the one on the egg blog as publish, but i have no idea what happened to it! just thought i'd let you know i appreciate your feedback. :)