So thanks for a bump to the head, I have been on enforced rest for a week and have had no excuse but to get on with some of my outstanding craft projects. At the beginning of last week I had 14 outstanding projects (only one of them had been started) and now I had 9 left of which all but three have been started. Most of these were cards and are “Time sensitive” so I had to crack on at some point… But…
But before I got on with the cards, I decided to try to keep one of my crafting resolutions which has just to play. A couple of weeks ago on Hochanda, Inkylicious were on with a fantastic (and very reasonably priced) Stamp Book…. I have been looking for a project to improve how I store my stamps and my first though was that would look great with Powertex.
There is a very informative pdf on the Powertex UK website on how to make the most out of Rusty powder, but make sure you have to hand:
- A light coloured Powertex (I used Ivory)
- Powertex Sand
- A small spritz bottle with 50:50 Water and distilled vinegar
- Lots and lots of patience, it take up to 48hrs to develop!
Following the instructions that I received with the rusty powder, after my first coat of Powertex, I added some vinegar some a second coat and sprinkled on some rusty powder and sand. After this your generously spray on your water:vinegar mix and then (this is really really important) WALK AWAY FOR AT LEAST 24 hrs.
I followed a tip from Tracey from the PowertexUK Team and stabbed a couple of holes in my Rusty Powder container so I can sprinkle the powder and sand onto the powertex.
To further tone down the remaining white, I used the Moss Green pigment from Powertex to add a hint of “patina” to the edges.
I am going to use some other mixed media techniques on the other sides of the book which I will share as I finish them.