Thursday, 27 April 2017

Rusty Teapot

Today's Ways to Use It challenge over at SCS is "Two for Tea" (to feature tea on your card), and with tea being my favourite beverage, I had to take part!

A while back I was at Loll Thompson's house and we played with her rusting powder. I used it to edge a couple of panels, and I still had one sitting in my UFO box. It was the perfect size for the stamp I used (teapot and sentiment all in one stamp), and also the rusty colour is the colour of tea (regular black tea at least!).

I stamped in Distress Oxide Vintage Photo (the new oxide inks stamp nice and sharp compared to the regular Distress inks), heat embossed, and then coloured in the teapot with a bit of the ink.  I sponged a bit of regular Antique Linen around the stamping so it wasn't so stark white - I wanted quite a vintage look.

I mounted it on fun foam on a piece of text dp.

In case you're interested in how the rusting powder is used: you paint gesso around the edges of the cs, then sprinkle on the rusting powder, let the gesso dry, then spritz with vinegar, let it dry, and repeat the vinegar a couple more times. It streaks and runs just the way something does when it goes rusty. Quite a neat effect but it has a really horrid smell during the process!

Stamps - Hampton Art
Ink - Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, Distress Antique Linen
Paper - white cs, unknown dp
Size - A2
Accessories - rusting powder, gesso, vinegar, clear embossing powder, fun foam


  1. TFS your vintage tea pot rusty image, Susan. Such a cool vintage effect. Is it a vinegar smell or worse? You really did get an amazing rusty look though to your card. TFS my friend. Hugs...

  2. This rusty piece worked perfectly with your teapot! I love this!

  3. Great pairing with your rusted piece and your teapot and sentiment. Love the scripty background too. We need to play some more with the rusting technique. I don't think I used any of the samples we made together. :) You're right ... the smell is bad. Maybe next time we'll do it outside. :) xx

  4. Such a clever technique..even if it smells! Vintage looking card and loving the tea pot theme x

  5. Your rusted edge is perfect framing your wonderful tea stamp Susan!

  6. How I love the vintage look on this one Susan! What a cool technique and your results are wonderful! Funny you didn't like the smell since I just happen to love the smell of vinegar. Weird, I know.

    1. It wasn't the vinegar smell but the combination of the vinegar and the rusting compound - truly horrid. Loll and Christine hated it too!


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