Feeling Rusty by Kerry Engel

This page looks like it should weigh about 3 pounds. But it doesn’t. Those gears – they are totally fake.

What would take nature about 5 years to accomplish I created in roughly 20 minutes, with a little help from Pentart Rust Effects distributed by Bo Bunny

The gears were cut using a Tim Holtz die cut from Sizzix. I covered them in Ranger black gesso and pressed the Rust Effect powder distributed by Bo Bunny into the wet gesso.

Then I added the Rust Effect Reagent from Pentart distributed by Bo Bunny on top and brushed it around with an old paintbrush.  Once dry I covered in the Pentart Varnish. I thought that would seal in the rust shavings. The gears remain pliable and very light weight. They look very realistic and give my page some lovely texture.  I think I’ll do this on chipboard letters next!



  • Pentar distributed by Bo Bunny : Iron Effect Powder, Rust Effect Reagent, Varnish
  • Bo Bunny:  Paper and Embellishments- Take a Hike Collection, Modern Miss Ephemera Collection
  • Ranger– ink, black gesso
  •  Tim Holtz for Sizzix dies
  • Tombow Mono Aqua Liquid glue

Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!


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    Janet Trim Reply

    How cool is that! Hope to be able to find these products somewhere soon. Thanks for sharing this technique and idea. Looksgreat.