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How to create a faux rusted gridwork background

Create a Faux Rusted Gridwork Background

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Here's a picture of the rusted painted metal gridwork effect we are going to recreate.

Here's a picture of the rusted painted metal gridwork effect we are going to recreate.

Cover a piece of card with Barn Door Distress Paint and dry completely.

Cover a piece of card with Barn Door Distress Paint and dry completely.

Add Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Paints to your craft mat with a little water and push your card into it. Dry and repeat the process over different parts of the card.

Add Gathered Twigs and Walnut Stain Distress Paints to your craft mat with a little water and push your card into it. Dry and repeat the process over different parts of the card.

Emboss your dried card with a gridwork embossing folder or create marks with an embossing too. Apply a little Brushed Pewter and Stormy Sky Distress Paint over the raised areas with a brayer.

Emboss your dried card with a gridwork embossing folder or create marks with an embossing too. Apply a little Brushed Pewter and Stormy Sky Distress Paint over the raised areas with a brayer.

Finally swipe your card through Fired Brick Distress Stain and whilst wet sprinkle over Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder. Heat to dry, then rub gently to remove the release crystals.

Finally swipe your card through Fired Brick Distress Stain and whilst wet sprinkle over Vintage Photo Distress Embossing Powder. Heat to dry, then rub gently to remove the release crystals.

I layered this rusted background onto ink stencilled card and added a stamped coloured image, various textured die cuts and lettering. What would you add to it?

I layered this rusted background onto ink stencilled card and added a stamped coloured image, various textured die cuts and lettering. What would you add to it?

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  • 1.0 Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder Vintage Photo
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