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Have You Tried VerDay Paint and Patina to Make Rust?

Carolyn plays with VerDay paint and patina to turn paper into old rusted pattern with a stencil in a fun video

What do you need to turn paper into metal?  VerDay paint!  This stuff is fantastic for creating a patina of old metal on anything you can paint. In the video you’ll see my explorations and how I turned the rusted paper into a quick card.

Video tutorial using VerDay paint and patinaTenSecondsStudio sent several of these sets out for the StencilGirl team to play with and there’s a giveaway too!  You can find all the details at the end of this post.



Carolyn plays with VerDay paint and patina to turn paper into old rusted pattern with a stencil in a fun  video


I could have been precise and perfect with my stenciling, but I decided to go loose and messy as I experimented around using 3 stencils, Verbage, Circles Layer Me, and Squares Layer Me.



Today, I’m making a card and you know how I detest measuring so that means my cards are always a little off.  Frankly, even when I measure super carefully they are a little off so that’s why I don’t measure carefully.  But I do like the look of it lining up and I’m sharing my quick and easy way to line up the card and the paper I’m attaching.

The Almost Oops…I’ve never had an almost oops before that I can remember.  I thought it was going to be a very big oops…but it turned out to be a false alarm.

Watch Creating an aged patina look with VerDay paint and stencils on YouTube.

Carolyn plays with VerDay paint and patina to turn paper into old rusted pattern with a stencil in a fun  video


Carolyn plays with VerDay paint and patina to turn paper into old rusted pattern with a stencil in a fun  video

Here’s a close up of the brass with those wonderful bits of blue that appeared as the patina activated the wet paint.  I can’t wait to play around with this paper in my journal.




I’m not a professional wire artisan but I am an art adventurer.  That means I’ll jump in and do things I don’t know how to do and just to see what happens.  That is exactly what happened with the wire.  I have no idea if these are the “right” pliers and tools for this job.  I just know they are what I have so I’m using them.  My wire heart is a bit…imperfect…so that means it is perfect to me!Carolyn plays with VerDay paint and patina to turn paper into old rusted pattern with a stencil in a fun  video

Ver-Day Blog hop and giveawayThis is a blog hop, so there’s lots of inspiration for you and a giveaway too!  Leave a comment here to win  a 4-piece VerDay Kit of Reactive Metal Paint & Patina and a $25 StencilGirl Gift Certificate to one lucky winner!  Want more chances?  Leave a comment on each blog (but just one per blog) for more chances to win!  But hurry, it all ends on August 21st @ 11:59PM Central!

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  • Glenda Hoagland August 18, 2015, 1:13 am

    Ok, now I am hooked. Your demonstration of how to use the VerDay Paints and Patina was spot on. I love the Iron and the card you made. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Kathryn Hughes August 18, 2015, 1:37 am

    Wow, love the texture and that patina finish is beautiful! The YouTube video was great too, thanks for sharing!

  • Laurie Hunt August 18, 2015, 1:59 am

    i haven’t used my ver day paints in quite some time but I think I need to bring them out for a spin. Your pieces patina’d up quite nicely. Look great!

  • Ruth August 18, 2015, 2:04 am

    What an interesting product! Loved your results!

  • Stacy Caddy August 18, 2015, 3:31 am

    I just love watching your videos, you always make me laugh and I always learn something.

  • Monica August 18, 2015, 3:33 am

    Love your videos. And this product looks fabulous.. Gonna try it…
    Thank you for sharing your art.
    Hugs from Monica… Spain

  • muriel August 18, 2015, 7:03 am

    So love the results! Especially with the Verbage stencil. I quite like the blue effect too. Thanks for the tutorial.

  • Corrine August 18, 2015, 7:11 am

    Looks fabulous with the stencils. Great new stuff out there eh? xox

  • Boo Martin August 18, 2015, 7:31 am

    You are so entertaining. I had to laugh about you trying to get the card perfectly straight. I was a card maker first and my plan is to have everything at an angle. Then you never have to worry about things being straight.
    That paint looks like so much fun!!!

  • Suztats August 18, 2015, 7:33 am

    This looks so fun! I’d love to try it.

  • Betty August 18, 2015, 8:19 am

    I rust dye fabric and now want to try the VerDay Products on it as well.
    Thanks for the demo !!!

  • Cecilia Swatton August 18, 2015, 8:34 am

    I love the metallic blends that can be achieved with this paint, and Carolyn, you showed them off at their very best!

  • Sue Knoll August 18, 2015, 8:36 am

    Loved your video Carolyn! I have never heard of these paints. Looks fun to play with!!

  • Brenda August 18, 2015, 9:08 am

    Thank you for sharing this product. I have been looking for a product to add patina to my art for awhile but have been unsuccessful. I will definitely try this. Can’t seem to find it in Canada so may have to order it online.

  • Joi@RR August 18, 2015, 10:03 am

    Wow – what a great video tutorial and a great post here…. super fine inspirations… thanks bunches Carolyn. j.

  • Brenda August 18, 2015, 10:38 am

    Great card. Love how the yellow and orange shine through the rustiness.

  • Brenda Thebeau August 18, 2015, 10:45 am

    Love the rusted effects with the iron! Fun video, think I need to check out VerDay products!

  • Carla Hundley August 18, 2015, 10:51 am

    Terrific card, neat
    technique here.
    Love the heart!
    Carla from Utah

  • Tasha F August 18, 2015, 10:59 am

    I love your creations, but my absolute favorite thing about this post is that you call yourself an art adventurer. I LOVE that. I may have to borrow that term from you :).

  • Denise Huntington August 18, 2015, 11:10 am

    I love your imperfect perfection! Cool ideas. I love both the blue paper and the rusty card. Yummy!

  • Mary Beth Shaw August 18, 2015, 11:38 am

    LOVE those rusted words!!

  • Mary Ann Gross August 18, 2015, 11:52 am

    As always you rock the hop. Love!

  • Nancy Walker August 18, 2015, 11:58 am

    This is fabulous! I can think of all sorts of things to do with this patina kit! Going to have to get me some….

  • Gwen L. August 18, 2015, 11:58 am

    I love how all of these turned out! You got some really fabulous rust going on here 😀 And I love your wire heart… looks great to me!

  • Bethany August 18, 2015, 12:29 pm

    Wow! I can’t wait to get my hands on that paint. So cool.

  • Margaret Griffiths August 18, 2015, 12:30 pm

    Love your project and video. The rust one is awesome

  • Wendy August 18, 2015, 12:31 pm

    So amazing!! These paints really are ‘it’ aren’t they?! Thank you for the opportunity to win a set!

  • Toni Hinchcliffe August 18, 2015, 12:37 pm

    What fun! I think I need this!

  • Vickie Doswell aka okienurse August 18, 2015, 12:38 pm

    Love the Verday and Stencils together. Got to try this!

  • Eloise August 18, 2015, 12:46 pm

    Love, love the patina look! I can see lots of potential uses. Maybe with embossing folders and stencils combined with paints and the patina to get lots of details.
    I would love to win the products. Very much like your videos, easy, playful and with a positive spirit. Gives me inspiration. Thank you.

  • Lisa Derby Oden August 18, 2015, 1:23 pm

    Love the brass and blue! I want to make some like that too – thanks for sharing.

  • Andrea August 18, 2015, 1:30 pm

    I hope to win the paints!

  • Nancy Sapp August 18, 2015, 1:30 pm

    Carolyn – You CRACK ME UP!! Yea, I’m SURE you don’t know how to watch a clock!! I DO know when I’m card-making or painting, I FORGET to watch time. Time just flies away somehow. LOVED your card too.
    No OOPS this time.

  • Kathy Adams August 18, 2015, 1:34 pm

    I LOVE VerDay paints! Can’t wait to try them with stencils!

  • Sara August 18, 2015, 1:52 pm

    I love your videos and this one is my favorite to date. I love that you are so carefree and playful with your art. And that card is just awesome.

  • Jill Holmes August 18, 2015, 1:53 pm

    Love rusty words! jill (at) jillholmes (dot me)

  • Ginny K August 18, 2015, 1:56 pm

    I love that you just create and let what ever happens, happen. I kind of work that way also. Sometimes great things happen that way and you get new ideas for future projects too. I m loving the looks you can get from the verday paints!
    ~Ginny K.~

  • Wanda Hentges August 18, 2015, 1:56 pm

    Love how the rusted piece came out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Must play!!!!!!!

  • Candy August 18, 2015, 1:59 pm

    Very interesting! I enjoyed being part of your colorful journey. I now have to try this technique.

  • Denise Spillane August 18, 2015, 2:02 pm

    I love the added heart. This hop is so fun!

  • Judy Shea August 18, 2015, 2:06 pm

    Carolyn, what can I say? That was fun, as usual. I love the method. That card looks delish and could also be used for a spooky background for a Halloween card.

  • Elizabeth Hepworth August 18, 2015, 2:16 pm

    Great technique and new to me. Thanks.

  • Annie August 18, 2015, 2:28 pm

    I love your experiments with rust and the card turned out perfectly with the addition of the heart. The copper wire highlights the lighter rusty colors. My fingers are eager to get into the VerDay paints and patina and make some cards of my own.

  • Lynda Warder August 18, 2015, 4:36 pm

    I love the energy you have shared with us! I have created rust on fabric for years but your method is so much easier!! Thank you for “feeding” my muse. Hugs from Canada, Lynda

  • Gilda (McStamper) August 18, 2015, 4:49 pm

    Love your inspiration today. Thanks for the video.

  • Cynthia Perkins August 18, 2015, 5:08 pm

    This product makes this paper look just like metal! Love it! Love your work!

  • Kirsten Reed August 18, 2015, 6:05 pm

    Cute card — you know how I am a sucker for words. I really like the iron on iron too. 🙂

  • Kecia deveney August 18, 2015, 6:31 pm

    Love the product. I shall have to try it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Vicki ross August 18, 2015, 7:40 pm

    Not yet, but I will be soon (winner, winner, chicken dinner)

    Love the results you got!

  • JAN KRASSNER August 18, 2015, 7:48 pm

    Very nice video, Carolyn. With that stencil, your card looks like an old weathered metal sign! I would love to try this product.

  • Carol Ponsford August 18, 2015, 8:08 pm

    Love what you did with these paints. Would love to win a set to give them a try! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Terry Honstead August 18, 2015, 8:22 pm

    I loved watching the video and loved the almost oops even more! It is nice to see what might happen to any of us end up being ok!! Thank you!

  • Melinda August 18, 2015, 8:27 pm

    love your card — the copper heart is just the right added touch. Want to try these paints.

  • Barbara L. August 18, 2015, 8:28 pm

    Love seeing what you did with these paints and also your neat stencils. I feel a “need” coming on. Thanks so much for your videos, Carolyn.

  • Susan Schultheis August 18, 2015, 9:45 pm

    As always Carolyn I enjoyed your video. I didn’t know you could use these products on paper, so I have learned something very important today. thank you!

  • Connie Akers August 18, 2015, 10:00 pm

    Enjoyed the vet-day demo & would love to win a set.

  • Cindy H August 18, 2015, 10:36 pm

    I liked how your card came out. You answered the question I had regarding if the rust would have residue and need to be sealed -(Yes). Enjoyed your video! Thanks for sharing.

  • Carol K August 18, 2015, 11:00 pm

    amazing look – thanks for sharing

  • Karin Boulanger August 19, 2015, 2:00 am

    I think I am falling in love with rust. Is that weird? That’s weird, isn’t it? I don’t care, I think I need these products!
    Love the colours of the card, Carolyn. Now that’s grunge! 😀


  • donna joy August 19, 2015, 2:17 am

    really love the rusty lettering-thanks for sharing your cteations!

  • Kathy H August 19, 2015, 7:13 am

    Love, love you teaching style! Makes me feel I can have fun and the good stuff will come!!! Be especially blessed…

  • Shelly Yale August 19, 2015, 7:28 am

    Wow! who knew there was a 10 seconds studios product that can turn paper into metal! I’m in!

  • Beth Figiel August 19, 2015, 8:25 am

    I need more coffee. If this 5 th comment does not go through, then it’s not meant to be. Copied my last comment AND it didn’t paste. LOL (CRY)at self.
    Love ALL THINGS RUSTY. Really liked the Patina look you got on the card you didn’t use. So does this mean I can really make my very own rust & patina look??? OMG, the free time I will have from NOT scanning random driveways for rusty objects.

  • Ozge Basagac August 19, 2015, 8:29 am

    I loved this card. I really want to experiment with these patina paints.

  • Michele August 19, 2015, 9:13 am

    This product looks like a lot of fun…..I wonder if it would work on that old collander that I want to turn into a hanging light?….hmmm….

  • Vicki Romaine August 19, 2015, 10:48 am

    These papers turned out wonderfully. Thanks for showing how you added the heart. I sometimes have trouble keeping wire pieces stay in place too

    This looks like “fun” paint

  • Kathy Gledsdale August 19, 2015, 11:03 am

    Love this paint, just sad it is so hard to get hold of in the UK. I have to send abroad for it. You really have given it a touch of extra magic with the stencils. A lovely card. Do you think you could use the paint on a geli plate or would it spoil the plate? I have never been brave enough to try!

    • Carolyn Dube August 19, 2015, 11:07 am

      My attitude is there are 2 sides to the gelli plate® so if I trash one side I always have the other. This paint has metal in it I believe so it is not something I have used on the plate before but it behaves like acrylic paints and cleans up with water so I imagine it could work on it- just don’t know if there are any ingredients in it that would be rough on the plate. Well…doesn’t this sound like a politicians answer…hope it helps!

  • Dana Hobbs August 19, 2015, 11:05 am

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Looking forward to giving this technique a try!

  • Sally Malec August 19, 2015, 11:14 am

    Love the color of rust. I am excited about this product. Fingers crossed!
    p.s.: I REALLY enjoy your posts. 🙂

  • Jo Murray August 19, 2015, 11:37 am

    Love your video…you are such a laid-back tutor. Thanks for all the info. I have to try these paints.

  • Nancy August 19, 2015, 12:34 pm

    Rust and text- what could be better! Great video.

  • Jan Myhre August 19, 2015, 12:42 pm

    Dear Carolyn, I really must finish up all the UFO’s in my studio in order to “play with color.” (It’s a matter of space constraints) Thanks for all the art inspiration. My goal is to begin a healing art journal. An-ti-ci-pa-tion rules.

  • Jacklyn Young August 19, 2015, 2:11 pm

    Wow I love the rust effect! these products look awesome!

  • APG Jamie August 19, 2015, 2:36 pm

    how fun & love that name VerDay *nod

  • Leslie August 19, 2015, 2:47 pm

    Love the ideas! The combo of the stencils and the paints are such a great idea!

  • Jean marmo August 19, 2015, 5:37 pm

    I love seeing what you did! Wonderful card. These paints look like much fun.

  • Sue Knoll August 19, 2015, 7:03 pm

    All of this looks so interesting and I never thought I would want to make rust!! It looks cool!!

  • Mary C. Nasser August 19, 2015, 7:19 pm

    Love seeing your process in your video, Carolyn! So fun and inventive the way you sealed these! Thanks for the tip!

  • Karin August 19, 2015, 7:52 pm

    Oh my gosh, LOVE the VerDay products – the rusty card is awesome!

  • TC August 19, 2015, 9:15 pm

    I love that you played it loose and we willing to try making the metal heart because you’re an art adventurer. It would be fun to try these unusual paints!

  • S@ndy Diller August 19, 2015, 9:46 pm

    I have newly discovered you and find you so fun and interesting. I love your videos because they move fast, are informative and just fun to watch. Would love a chance to win some of these goodies and try some of these great techniques.

  • Lynn August 19, 2015, 10:49 pm

    VerDay sounds too cool! I want them!

  • Rebecca Buchanan August 20, 2015, 7:29 am

    Wow Carolyn–you packed this video full of good things! Thank you. So glad to learn about this new product especially since I LOVE the look of metal and patina. Thank you, thank you!!!

  • Anna Hamersley (Omyn) August 20, 2015, 11:18 am

    Nom nom nom!

    So yummy!

  • Bonnie Moench August 20, 2015, 11:34 am

    i would love to try these. If I don’t win I will have to wait until I get back home to the USA

  • sj jacobs August 20, 2015, 2:48 pm

    Oh mine! I absolutely love rust, I stop along the road to drag rust home, or snap a photo, to make my own rust would be heaven!

  • Maria McGuire August 20, 2015, 9:26 pm

    Absolutely LOVE the results you got!!!!! So amazing that a piece of paper can look like that!!!!

  • Ginny Stiles August 20, 2015, 9:35 pm

    Wow…would love to win the giveaway!
    Love those metal looking paints..how cool is that!

  • lura brown August 21, 2015, 3:12 pm

    i always love your creations but this definately takes them to a whole other level. just gorgeous. i have never heard of this product and sure would love to try my hand at them. wishing and hoping

  • crescent rodgers August 21, 2015, 3:56 pm

    this looks so cool! I can’t wait to get to try it!!

  • Tommy McDonell August 21, 2015, 5:11 pm

    I never saw my comment on your metal heart. I thought it was neat. And that is the only way I can make a card. I thought this was only my problem.

  • Raquel Ayuela August 21, 2015, 6:40 pm

    This technique is so fun! I love the rusty effect of VerDay paints. Thank you so much for your videos, they are great! xxx

    tentacionesdepapel (at) gmail (dot com)

  • Cheryl Gebhart August 21, 2015, 11:22 pm

    This looks like a great product! Thanks for sharing.

  • Denise August 21, 2015, 11:44 pm

    VerDay paint is now on my list. Beautiful results with the stencils! ~Denise

  • Cath S August 22, 2015, 12:26 am

    Your heart is perfect!

  • SusanJane August 22, 2015, 9:23 am

    Somewhere out there is a YouTube with a way to make rust on paper using Distress Ink pads. Turns out really cool. No wet paint, sealer, brushes, etc. This stuff looks really cool, though!

  • Susan Kapp September 15, 2015, 3:42 pm

    WOW! that stuff is cool! I need to buy some so I can play too, or win some tee hee!

  • Janet Green August 29, 2017, 5:08 pm

    I must say I love your vidoes which I stumbled upon while looking for patina links. You are fun to watch and I already subscribed to more coz you are FAB! Sadly looks like I missed out on the TenSeconds Studio giveaway and I really wanted to give it a go…I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more. Thanks for sharing x

  • Janet Green August 31, 2017, 5:00 am

    I watched the demonstrations and I am so in love with this kit. I love verdigris and would really like to have a play with these. Unfortunately, we do not have them here in the UK HELP!!!

  • Antoine March 9, 2020, 2:50 pm

    Hi there,
    congratulations for your post! Super interesting. I have one question though: where is it possible to buy the VerDay Kit of Reactive Metal Paint & Patina?

    The online shop of Ten Seconds Studio is not reachable. Please help!

    Thanks a lot!

  • Suanne huffman March 26, 2020, 9:45 am

    I LOVE this stuff! I have used it on everything I can find. Maybe it would work on my husband? He could use some upcycling. It looks very natural, and the effect is always surprising. Never the same so be sure to write down what you used, especially when layering different patinas. The only criticism i have is why can’t we buy it locally? It would be nice to avoid the postage cost.

  • Kimberly October 28, 2020, 6:57 pm

    I’m assuming Ten Seconds Studio is no longer in business since I cant find their website. Do you know of another product that does the same thing?