Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Scrap Matrix DT - Petals & Metals

Welcome back to the Scrap Matrix challenge this month 
where we have a unique mood board to inspire you;
it's all about petals and metals.

I've been waiting for the right challenge to scrap this photo of my Father harvesting in the mid North of South Australia.

 This paper from Stamperia, "Clockwise" seemed perfect for the photo.

I decided to team it with a piece of chipboard from 
Blue Fern Studios, "Techno Scape"

Getting the rusty look I was after proved to be a bit time consuming, but it was worth the effort, as I love the result.

This chipboard was raw, so I painted it with white Gesso to seal it.

The first layer of paint after the Gesso was Ranger patina "Moss".

The second layer was a mixture Ranger Patina "Jade" and "Verdigris".

Next came a layer of Prima Rust Paste, "Red Rust". 

Then a layer of Prima Rust Paste, "Gold Rust". 

Ad finally a layer of Prima Rust Paste, "Brown Rust". 

Pheew!  Well may you say, what a load of Bull Rust, but thanks for sticking with me so far, as I have a few close ups to show you.

The metal clock reminds me of my Father's watch face which he protected with a leather cover.  
There is a similar one at the Scrap Matrix shop Here.
I've stencilled a few flowers here.

This stenciling reminds me of the curves and circles left by the machinery, as Dad drove around trees and the uneven terrain.

This stencil is super versatile, as I plan to use the whole thing as a background. However for this project, I simply masked off the parts I wanted to use.  It looks a mess with all the ripped post its stuck down, but it allows me to get a crisp result of a particular area. 

No page about a Farmer would be complete without a bit of string!

 A closer look at some of the metal flowers.
Vicki has heaps of metal flowers in her shop Here

I hope you find time to play along this month.  

How about using waxes to simulate metal?  What about an off the page project with some oversize flowers that could be painted a metal colour. You might have an embossing folder or a die which has a metal look.  There's lots of ways you can create a project.

Just add your entry to the Scrap Matrix Shares page in the corresponding folder and don't forget to let us know what Scrap Matrix products you used and what inspired you.  You could be in the running for a $30.00 gift voucher and perhaps a Guest Design Team spot down the track.

Scrap Matrix Products used:-

Stamperia, Clockwise, on back order
Prima Rust Paste
Ranger Patina, Moss, Jade, Verdigris
Blue Fern Chipboard, "Techno Shape"


  1. Love this Helen and how you used the stencil to simulate the circles left by the machinery and the clock face that reminds you of your fathers. All the little touches of meaning to your layout and such a fabulous photo to scrap

  2. Fabulous layout Helen, and what a precious photo too... love the treatment you gave to the chipboard and arty back ground stencilling!

  3. What a fabulous page Helen!! Love the photo and it is so beautifully showcased against the gorgeous paper in the background!! Love the layers too and the 'rusty' chippie looks awesome!! hugs xx

  4. Awesome photo Helen and love this earthy page! The chippie and the stencilling is perfect! Love the look of that stencil, very versatile and cool! ;-)

  5. This is fabulous Helen! I love the way you've used the chippie and stencilling that suit the theme so well! And Bull Rust? Lol!

  6. You are so creative, Helen! What an amazing way to showcase that wonderful picture of your dad!