Monday, 1 April 2013

R is for..

Well, I've managed to keep up with the Craft Barn's Alpha challenge so far- much to my surprise!  This time we're asked to illustrate the letter R.  I had to think about this one - what would I choose?  Red?  Rings? Rose?  Well, in the end I plumped for -
RUST!


I learned techniques that I used to make the rust effects in Andy Skinner's Timeworn Techniques online workshop, so I'm not going to go into details as to how I did it - I highly recommend that you sign up if you can afford the modest course fee, though - I've been amazed at the things I've learned how to do!  Suffice it to say that I've signed up for two further workshops and have got my eye on another one...I'm Andy-addicted!

Anyway, thank you for stopping by  - I do hope you enjoyed your visit!



23 comments:

Buttons said...

Awesome! Perfect!! I can see why you're an addict. Hugs, Jenny x

Maggie said...

Fantastic "R"usty effects looks so real

MaggieH

Ria Gall said...

Hi Keren
Wow what great rust you have going on there.
I love what you have done with this and I would say that you have had a great teacher who taught you this. Really smashing
Ria

Karen said...

oooo I LOVE this Keren!!! Karen from The Craft Barn xxx

Nan G said...

Love what you've done with rust! I so want to take that online class. Maybe this summer.

Helen said...

Great rusting!! and it makes taking the class worthwhile too!

Elaine said...

Love your realistic RUST!

JansArtyJunk said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this... your rust technique looks so realistic! :)

BJ said...

amazingly realistic rusty piece. BJ

Annie said...

How perfectly rusty! The simplicity of this has a lot of impact representing an uncared for long forgotten item. Love it!!!

Joan said...

love your rusty piece, great technique

Frea said...

Hi Keren, love your rusty page, it looks very 'rustic' LOL! Only kidding, really like the effect you achieved. I actually contemplated using the word myself but decided on rococo instead. Hugs Frea

chrissies said...

Wonderful textures and great illustration of the word

Love Chrissie xx

Scrapmate said...

Fabulous ATC.

Valerie said...

That is an amazing technique Keren, so realistic!
Val x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Gorgeous rusty page. You've mastered this technique for sure. I took The Timeworn Techniques class, too, so I can see why you are addicted. Love this.

Sylv said...

Amazing rust effect, another fabulous ATC.

Sylv xx

Chris R said...

Wow! I have to learn this technique. The result is amazing!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Fantastic - love it! MMx

Dawn said...

Amazing page Keren, I love it.
Wow what a fab technique to have in your arsenal, Sir Skinner would be very proud I'm sure.
Hugs x

LindaS said...

Totally cool texture.

Sandy said...

Love your R page - I have so much to learn and I definitely want to lean this rust technique.
Sandy

The Craft Barn said...

Wow! Nice Rust effect !! well done
Thanks for playing with us.
Izzy