July 14, 2018

Creating With Limited Art Supplies

Hi everyone, Toni here to share a quick a DT project for Art Anthology regarding making art and having limited supplies. As a crafter or artist we can spend a small fortune to have everything we want, but that is not necessary when your creative juices are flowing and you just have to get your hands messy. I find inspiration from photos that I see on the web many times and the colors in the photos inspired my project. 
I decided I wanted to rust some papers and metal stuff I had laying around the house. I gathered a bucket, distilled vinegar, hydrogen peroxide and salt. Mixed it well and then laid my items in the bucket. It took only about 10 minutes for the papers to rust and about 30 minutes to and hour for the metal to rust. I then laid everything out on paper towels in the sun for a few hours. 

Once they were done rusting I sprayed them with Mod Podge Matt Sealer just to stop the rusting process and seal my rusting metals. Adhered the rusted paper towel to the foundation of my journal page and did a small collage of some of my rusty tags, index cards and book pages. 

Did a bit of doodling and added some rusty metal pieces. Dry brushed the photo with white gesso to help blend with background and dripped some Wild Orchid Coloration spray from Art Anthology to bring out the colors that are in the photo. 
Hoping this has inspired you to not allow the amount of supplies you have to hinder your creativity. Use what you have, have fun with it. Mixed media is perfect for this because you have the freedom to create out of the box. xoxo Toni 

This page will be entered in the following inspiring challenges: 
Art Journal Journey - Art for Art's Sakes 
An Inky Mess- Anything Goes 
Creative Artiste #40 - Anything Mixed Media 
Mixed Media Place  (Inspired by the beautiful lavenders and rusts)
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froebelsternchen said...

Simply AMAZING Toni! I am in awe of this spred! It would fit our Art for Art's Sake theme over at Art Journal Journey again very well!
Would be nice to see it linked to the collection!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Susi

froebelsternchen said...

Thank you very much for linking to us at Art Journal Journey and thanks a lot to join Try It On Tuesday as well with your fantastic spread! Much appreciated!

Meggymay said...

It is a wonderful quote and a fantastic journal spread.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is an excellent example of Art For Arts Sake - I have never thought of rusting paper in this way! Love those colours you achieved! Thank you so much for linking to AJJ! Enjoy your week! Chrisx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Just popped back to say how pleased I am that you joined us at Try It On Tuesday too! Chrisx

FIona Kenward said...

Wow this looks stunning, so many beautiful things to look at from techniques to elements. Thanks for joining us over at

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely brilliant love the rusting technique and great step by step---Thank you for joining us at A Inky Mess
Carol DT x

Lys Scrap said...

I totally agree with the spirit of your post, and your spread is wonderfully rusted. I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge!

Juliya Tirskaya said...

Wow! Fantastic work!
Thank you for joining as at Mixed Media Place!

Katja/MezzaNotte said...

So gorgoeus and well made!
Thank you for playing with us at Mixed Media Place!
Hug Katja

Nadya Drozdova said...

Very beautiful! Thank you for joining us at MMP

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.