It hasn't turned out exactly as I wanted, but pretty close and I learnt lessons on the way, bonus!
The vision was for an old 1950's cafe sign that has been left to weather and been damaged, the hands have fallen from the clock and rust is taking over. The process for this was difficult for me, and it took several attempts and it's still not a perfected technique.
|Hmmm, what time does the clock say?|
I sprayed the whole of the card with hairspray to try to avoid any damage to the piece during the next phase. I painted rust elements around the outside and some chips of rust over the centre panel. Then I added some small crackle medium in various places. Over the top of all I painted a very weak wash of Quinacrodine Gold and then immediately laid a paper tower over to absorb the excess. Unfortunately the crackle medium seems to have reacted with something?? (don't know what) and when I applied the final paint wash, the crackle medium turned brown. There is a bit of photo manipulation on the dark patches to soften the edges, but otherwise this is exactly as it was scanned.
This was so much fun to create, I have a feeling I will do more of them.