17 February 2018

Realistic Rust with Tim Holtz Distress Resist Spray and Baked Texture Embossing Powder

Hi everyone and welcome. You'll be aware from previous posts and projects here on my blog that I love being able to create faux finishes, and I'm back with a new one for you. By combining Tim Holtz new Distress Resist Spray from Ranger and Seth Apter's new Baked Texture 'Chunky Rust' Embossing Powder from Emerald Creek Crafts it's really easy to get the look of rusted metal with the added bonus of the bumpy texture spots that occur naturally.

The Collage Card

Having used the technique on a tag (which you'll see in the video tutorial below) I added it to a collage background created from off cuts of Tim Holtz 'Dapper' Paper Stash. A random sweep of white gesso blended the various patterned pieces together and provided a base for stamping using Tim Holtz 'Dapper' set from Stampers Anonymous. I highly recommend using Tim's Stamp Platform to stamp over the uneven surface on the tag as you will probably have to repeat stamp to get a clear image. The cogs and gears are a combination of Ideaology ones and die cuts from altered Metallic Kraft Card, with little dots of Enamel Accents, a Tim Holtz Paper Doll and of course one of those Snarky Small Talk Stickers to finish.

It's really gratifying using up these Paper Stash off cuts to create collage backgrounds for cards and I have many more already in the pipeline.

The Video Tutorial

Now for the all important video tutorial showing you how you can create this look yourselves, passing on my hints and tips for working with Seth Apter's 'Chunky Rust' Baked Texture Embossing Powder;

Hopefully that's shown you how easy it is to achieve this look and you feel inspired to create your own rusted metal. As well as more cards there are also more video tutorials being planned so make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel to make sure you don't miss those.

I'll be off to the UK trade show 'Stitches' tomorrow and will be back here with a new card for the current Frilly and Funkie challenge 'Dare to Resist'. Whatever you're up to this weekend get creative!

Jenny xxx


  1. Okay Jenny....LOVED it!! not that that is a big surprise but there is something about replicating rust that I just LOVE :) I'll be watching this again...it was kind of relaxing! LOL

  2. What a great combo of smooth and rough textures Jenny! Love the rusty textures in the background and the more solid colors in the foreground. Those pops of turquoise enamel are perfect. DAPPER DAN is quite DEBONAIR!!! Xj.

  3. I love the rusty look, thanks for this lesson: a lot to learn. And a gorgeous card in the end!

  4. A real stunner Jenny, I look forward to watching the video!

    1. Apologies, that should read watching the video again!

  5. Wow!! Fantastic card Jenny! Brilliant use of that 'rusty' tag and I love the addition of the paper doll and the snarky stickers! Absolutely loved watching the video too! Stunning card, brilliant video!! x

  6. Fabulous video Jenny and thank you so much for sharing your processes and techniques. You really do push all the right buttons in your creations and inspire me in them all xxx

  7. so intrigued by the rust effect, awesome video and effect :)

  8. Fabulous way to use your rusty tag that I saw you demo the other day . The pops of turq enamel accents accent the rusty colours wonderfully . Bfs the demo and card x

  9. Fascinating! Great video and I loVe your card! Chrisx

  10. wonderful rust effect and thank you so much for sharing it Jenny x Love the project xx

    Hugs Annie x

  11. Beautiful! Rusted anything is my favorite color!


Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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