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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #1574: Faux Rust Video Posted

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Blog entry by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 06-18-2015 11:07 AM 1350 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I always find it funny that it takes hours to create a video that is only minutes long. While the process isn't difficult, like many things there is a learning curve and it can take a bit longer than expected to achieve the desired results. 



As with anything, I need to go through the process several times so that I am familiar. My problem is that it is months between videos and sometimes I forget how I did certain things or some of the processing steps. Once it is completed, I am usually pretty happy with the results, and I vow to do more, but sometimes life gets in the way and I don't do another one for quite a while.  Hopefully that will change soon.



In any case, I did get the video on the process for the Faux Rusty Gears completed yesterday. (YAY!)



Although in the beginning of it, I was nervous, once I got to teaching I felt much better and I did OK.  At least it is a good starting point for you all to learn the process. It came out to be about half an hour long, and I hope that it helps you all understand the easy process of this really amazing look that the DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics give these gears. I would love to hear your feedback. 



Today I am finishing up the three new patterns that I have been working on and getting them up on the site. I also plan to send out a newsletter to subscribers, so watch for it in your emails. It is another busy and beautiful day here, and one I am sure I will enjoy. 



You can watch the video here:


https://youtu.be/lCF614BJ-BI



or go to my YouTube channel to see it here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNcbpjDGSRfyC0l4s7eF59w



There are many other videos that both painters and woodworkers will enjoy and learn from. I hope you enjoy them! 



Happy Thursday to you all! :) 

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"



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Celticscroller

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#1 posted 06-18-2015 10:16 PM

Just watched your video Sheila. Very well done. A great technique and it looks so easy! When you put the blue layer on one of the gears I could not imagine it looking like rust but it turned out beautifully.

-- Anna http://richmondcarvers.com/

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#2 posted 06-18-2015 10:20 PM

Yes – It gave it a deeper, blacker look than the grey based gear. It has that hint of ‘bluish’ undertone that looks wonderful. These are subtle differences. Even though they look distinctly different when the base coats are applied, the top coats kind of pull everything together so they look good as a ‘set’, yet have some individual differences. :)

I am glad you like the variations and the video. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Desert_Woodworker

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#3 posted 06-20-2015 04:24 AM

We share the “like” for rust. Your videos are very good and instead of using your method, I use metal coatings from
http://www.sculptnouveau.com/ They have free videos to learn. To make “rust” Brush on “Iron b” spritz/spary a patina = Rust I love their product.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#4 posted 06-20-2015 11:16 AM

Thank you for your link. Yes – it is always good to have alternatives for different products. I will certainly go and watch the videos. :)

Have a great weekend.

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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robscastle

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#5 posted 06-25-2015 07:51 AM

Hello again Sheila.

First up I must commend you on the video,very professionaly presented.
I inspired me to got get some DecoArt gear and have a test run.
I went looking around on the net for their products and checked out available here in Brisbane, no retailers around my area unfortunately.
There has got to be a supplier hidden away somewhere so I will continue looking!

Desert_woodworkers post will be a stop off as well, thank you !

-- Regards Robert

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 06-25-2015 09:08 AM

Hi, Rob:
I am glad you like the video. I looked up to see about getting DecoArt products in the UK and I came up with this:

http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk/advancedsearchresults.aspx?query=decoart-media

I don’t know if you ever ordered from them, but it may be worth a shot. :) Please keep me informed as to how you do with the process. I love seeing others’ work and I would love to hear your thoughts on the paint.

You can also try this:

http://www.thecraftbarn.co.uk/colour-texture/paints/decoart-mixed-media-range/mixed-media-paints.html

I hope this helps. :)

Thanks for your kind comments. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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