Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Faux metal box

I had this little wooden box and it's cute, but I wanted to grunge it up.  I decided the best way to do it was to make it look rusty.
Have you tried the faux patina paint from Ten Seconds Studio? This stuff is awesome.  A couple coats of paint and you can make anything look old.  
Once I painted my box it was time to decorate.  While it was drying I dug out some rusty goodness.  
The rose was the perfect addition to the box.  I knew I wanted it to be the focal point.  I had the brass "hers" placard forever.  I used alcohol inks to age it and the brad.  
I rubbed some black paint and alcohol ink one the key plate.  This brass was shinier and just using the alcohol ink wasn't toning it down enough for me.  

Watch gears and remnant rubs finish out the decorating.

Now I have a rusty treasure box to add to my jewelry table. 

What have you been crafting?
Jess




15 comments:

  1. Love, love, love it! I will definitely be checking out the patina paint!

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    1. The patina paint is awesome! It comes in four different patinas and is really reasonably priced. A little goes a long way.
      Jess

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  2. Absolutely fantastic! Love the grunted up, rusted up look.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  3. Fabulous...love the grungy look...Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  4. This is one amazing grunged up box! Love that pretty flower on top. thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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    1. Thank you! The flower really was the jumping off point.
      Jess

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  5. Amazing..I love this! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  6. So much inky goodness! I love your beautiful rose against the fabulously grunge background! Thanks for getting messy with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge 10!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! Love getting messy for your challenges :)
      Jess

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  7. Oh, man. My jaw is on the floor. This is fantastical. ;) I love it so much! It looks old and rusty and totally amazing! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  8. Nice project! Love the old look of the box. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  9. What a great take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous and Stencil Girl Blog Hop!

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I've received products/compensation as part of the Blank Page Muse and the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts Design teams. My projects, however, are 100% my own.