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How to create aged rusty embellishments

Hello everyone.

Today I have been playing with my new products from Tattered Angels. I have had a great time creating a rusty key hole embellishment for this card using the rusty metal naturally aged paint system. This system is so easy to use and gives really good results. I love the fact that when you dry using a heat gun the paint bubbles giving that authentic rusty look. This is a really great way of creating metal effect embellishments.


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The keyhole die used on this card is from Tonic studios rococo range available from Hochanda. It is part of the home collection set. It is a beautiful die and cuts and embosses perfectly every time and it’s just asking to be altered.

Products used:

Card making magic leafy embossing folder

Tonic rococo ornate keyhole die

Tattered Angels naturally aged kit-rusty metal

From my stash I have used kraft card, paper flowers, die cut leaves & patterned paper.

Here’s what I did:

First of all I cut a piece of kraft card to fit a DL card blank and embossed with the leafy embossing folder. I love this embossing folder, especially when used on kraft card, it gives such a deep emboss.


I then cut 3 strips of patterned paper from the new Love story papers from Trimcraft. I distressed the edges with scissors. These papers are amazing.


Next I cut 3 keyholes from kraft card and glued them together. This gives the look of chipboard. I then used the rusty metal paint kit to give the keyhole a faux metallic finish. This paint system is so easy to use, I practiced first on some scrap card. I used a heat tool to dry the paint, causing the paint to bubble when holding it close to the paint. This effect is lovely!


I then finished the card with embellishments as shown below.


I’m really pleased with the finished look. I’m off now to alter more!

Thanks for popping by.

Leanne x

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