I had a great time making this rusty precious metal cardboard journal cover!
Let me show you how it began.
I took some cardboard that is sold with the corragated part exposed. Then I ripped parts, bent parts, and gave it some distressed effects. Then I applied some acrylic paint to cause variation in the base color.
In the portions where I tore off the corragated paper, I applied
In the next step I used acrylic glaze, which was in the place of
I then added a Rusting Powder, which is very dark. To start a beautiful patina, I sprinkled on
While adhering the pigment, the rusting powder was slowly changing (this product has to be sprayed with white vinegar). It began to show oranges and reds. I decided to add another metal color:
Then I would rotate through all the paints adding where ever I thought the colors were needed.
Finally, I did the cover collage and used the same paints as I used in the background to color the dense chipboard cut-outs and the wooden buttons.
For the title and my name on the back of the book, I used glitter letters and gave them a coating of
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and I recommend getting a little bit dirty! -heather