Add a rusty layer for a grungy mixed media art
Add real rust layer to your mixed media art with Powertex Rusty Powder. Powertex Bister and Rusty Powder are a great combination while creating lots of texture and atmosphere in your mixed media art. The rust colours and textures are easy to achieve with this guide to the rusty layer and in this art the blue Bister looks so good next to the rust colours.
Mixing up Powertex Rusty Powder
Create a rusty paint with Powertex Universal Medium, Rusty Powder and White vinegar. The Powertex medium acts as an adhesive for the Rusty Powder and the vinegar will cause the rust to develop. Powertex 3D Sand is used to thicken the mixture. It’s possible to create a thick, textured paste with the sand that adds heavier textures.
I’ve been sharing how I created the layers in these pieces with my email subscribers and Facebook group members. I’m creating a step by step tutorial for this style but you can find basic video demonstrations in the group. Here’s a snippet of Part 3 that posted this week, mixing up the Rusty Powder.
In this art I’ve used Red and Mahogany Bister but use your favourite Bister colours to create art that you love and gets everyone asking how you made it!
Find out more about creating Powertex art
If you would like to know more about using Powertex Universal Medium to create art, there’s lots of information here to get you started. Check out my free guides for beginners or if you’re looking for something more in depth, try my downloads in the Etsy shop.
Hop over to the Facebook group if you have any questions about using Rusty Powder in your Powertex art or come and share your own Powertex art, I’d love to see it!