Tuesday, March 11, 2014


While I was out of commission, I was able to surf the net.  I came across this site frogdogstudios.com.  They have mixed media kits, so I decided to try a month to see if I liked it.  I ended up getting the February and March regular kits, the March add-on, and a few extra goodies.  One of the items in the March kit was rusting powder by Dusty Attic.  I have to admit I was a bit of a skeptic as I love my rust and I am a faithful user of the Modern Masters Metal Effects Iron Paint and Rusting solution.  I decided to just play with it on some altered altoid tins.  It was very easy and much faster time to prepare than the MM brand.  (Just paint your tin with glue - I used modge podge, sprinkle on the powder, spray with white vinger, and wait 15 minutes).  Easy peasy.  (However, I do not like the smell of the white vinegar and it smelled to me like bad easter eggs).  Well worth the smell though.  The out come was a beautiful rusted piece.

I had rusted the back of the tins as I wanted to see the type of coverage hit had.  I couldn't bear to have it hidden so instead of putting them both open side out, I turned the top one around.  I used the TH Ideology stickers from Lost and Fount , the k letter press block, and the  from the march kit, and the altered domino from the February kit.  From my stash I added the sand, bottle, twine, idealogy metal pieces, shell, and gilder's paste.  I added a little more ink with the prima dark rust ink pad and stamped with the tim holtz honey comb stamp in black randomly around the tin and on the front.  The word strip has rusty hinge distress paint rubbed across the letters to help them stand out.

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