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Friday, 13 March 2015

Rusty Deconstruction

Hello all... See, I told you it was Sneak Peek City here at the moment.  Having sent you off to Destination Inspiration at A Vintage Journey, then to take a Peek in the Garden at The Artistic Stamper, I'm now hoping to tempt you over to witness a bit of Rusty Deconstruction over at PaperArtsy today!

I understood the Deconstruction theme as an invitation to take objects and alter them, subjecting them to decay, and I took my cue from Leandra's thought about destruction and rusting.  So my old book has been being eaten away from the inside, cracking apart, allowing rusty flowers (made of real rust!) to burst out from its insides...


I hope you'll hop over to the PaperArtsy blog to see the full effect of my Bouquet of Barbed Wire, before the book gets entirely deconstructed!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I've got a couple of days before the next whirlwind of activity starts, so I'm really looking forward to spending some time catching up with you all.  Have a great weekend everyone!

In a time of destruction, create something.
Maxine Hong Kingston

34 comments:

Amanda said...

What a fab idea to stamp using rusting powder and what stunning results. Thanks for the fab idea I need to play with mine now
Love
Amanda x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, I love the rust on your pages , the flowers look fantastic. Tracy x

Inky and Quirky said...

Ooohh looks interesting Alison....I'm off for a look,no doubt it'll be super inventive as always ;)
Have a great weekend
Big hugs
Donna xxx

Ruth said...

Oh Alison, can't tell you how excited I got when I saw what you'd done on the PA blog..I adore rust...and your fantastic results! Such a gorgeous inspirational post....I have rusting powder and I'm not afraid to use it! Ruth xx

sally said...

Amazing rust! I knew I needed some & you've just convinced me :-D

Sally

PS thanks for all your lovely comments earlier

Anneke said...

Just went over to have a look. It's amazing.
It really looks so real. Thanks for showing how
You made it. The crackels looks great. Mine doesn't
Always work out. Very inspiring.

Fliss said...

Still playing catch up Alison and off to see your whole creation.
Sneak peek looks very intriguing.
Fliss xx

Vintagehandmade said...

Alison, this is awesome! I love the rust! This is my favorite!
Branka xxx

Julie Ann Lee said...

This is such an intriguing way to use rust and you really capture the imagination with the idea of the book decaying from within and these rusty blooms bursting through. Great stuff! xx

massofhair said...

I like this a lot, i might have to get me some of that rusting powder although my sensitive olfactory system is objecting just at the thought lol.

Brilliantly gobsmacked and mind wandering through stamp collection as i type. Sensational project and very inspiring Alison:-) xxx

Deborah said...

Brilliant rusty staamping, Alison. ( And thanks for the encouraging words.)

chrissies said...

All are wonderful Alison. The barbed wire spread is so well thought out and shows off the stamps.

Love Chrissie xx

Florence said...

Fantastic rusty effects. Enjoyed my journey around your links. I had some butties and flask with me :) Always a treat to visit your blog. Have a great weekend. Florence xx

Brenda Brown said...

So creative and inventive - love the effects you have achieved.
hugs Brenda xxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Alison, stamping with rusting powder...genius! And what an amazing effect you got doing it! I have just added yet another product to my wish list! Your creativity is so inspiring! happy weekend :)

Redanne said...

Absolutely genius Alison! I love how you used the rusting powder, the pages really do look rusty! Very clever and a fantastic result..... now where did I put that rusting powder.... Anne xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

I just left a comment on the PA blog. This is just stunning Alison, the rust looks amazing. Thanks for all the lovely comments on my blog & for the birthday wishes too. And I love the owl photos, they're beautiful.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

JUST GORGEOUS!

Terry said...

Rusty goodness! Enjoy the weekend and off to have a look! Hugs!

Dorthe said...

This looks interesting, and SOOOO WONDERFULLY RUSTY, dear Alison.
Going there right away !!
Hugs, Dorthe

Anita Houston said...

Rustalicious!!! You nailed it! I love it all!

JackieP Neal said...

Alison! You are all over the place- how do you do it?!
Beautiful rusty bouquet of flowers! Love the crackle background also!! xo

Lynn Price said...

Fabulous!! And I agree with Jackie - your creativity knows no bounds....I love it all! Brave girl with the vinegar bit, I have to say, but the results turned out magnificent! xxx Lynn

Gio said...

Going there. The sneak peak is so promising. Love already all that rusty!

Coco said...

A fabulous playtime and demonstration with faux/true rust techniques, I love your bouquet of barbed wire!!! Hugs, Coco xxx

Nan G said...

So freakin' cool, Alison! I hope my perfect medium pad isn't dry. ;) ;)

pearshapedcrafting said...

The effect of the rusting powder is incredible! Love it! Chrisx

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh WOW, Alison! LOVE how you used the Rusting Powder to 'rust emboss' the images!! My heart was in my throat, too! I'd be worried about how the vinegar would react to the paint, but it all worked out didn't it!! Good thing I have lots of those little pans of rusting powder (thanks to you!) :) :) Completely fabulous AJ pages for PaperArtsy, Alison!! Thank you for sharing your amazing steps!! XOXO-Shari

Wanda Hentges said...

It's been busy and I finally managed to read this post!! WAY cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I must get some of this powder and try this!!!!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Alison, I left a comment over at Paper Arsty but had to come and say how much I love your journal page. Stamping with rust, what an amazing and innovative idea and the results are truly spectacular!

Mrs.B said...

Fabulous pages Alison, looks a fabulous technique.
Avril xx

Buttons said...

Been, seen and absolutely adore the whole concept of this journalling Alison. You do rust so well! Jenny x

Ana K. said...

What a fabulous combination of rustiness and crackles...I love it!

Mary Elizabeth said...

I like this! I like it so very much!! A bouquet of barbed wire. Aptly named. Love the rusting powder ... really worked. Putting this in the old book was such a smart move. It suits. -- ME