To make the rust behind the nail heads, I wiped on Golden Bead Gel medium, dried, then dripped with Caramel alcohol ink and spritzed with water. More drying, then another watery wash of DecoArt Media paint--this time Quinacridone Gold, followed by a smudge of DecoArt Patina Green Antiquing Cream. While I had the Q-Gold out on my craft mat, I watered it down further and added random washes and splatters over the panel. I let everything dry overnight (or so) and gave it all a coat of DecoArt Ultra Matte varnish. I pressed the finished panel under some heavy weights for days, because with all that product, there was a good deal of warping.
I've made this card especially for Niki, but with these challenge in mind:
Creatalicious Challenges113-Anything Goes With Optional Birthday-Yup! I went with the birthday this time!
Mixed Media World-MMW#24: Anything Mixed Media Goes with a Twist I gave my background a watercolor washed look with watered down acrylic paints.
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