Friday, 1 September 2017

Faux rust flower vase

Hello and welcome to my page.

The beginning of September and it's time for some inspiration from Rhedd's Creative Spirit! The rules are simple, "anything goes, altered art or mixed media".

My DT project is an uocycled liquor carton which I altered into a faux rusty flower vase.

Here is the before pic...

And this is what it became!

I started by covering the top half on the carton with an embossed card stock(dry embossing) and the lower half with some cotton chord.

I then covered the embossed portion with black gesso and then applied some crackle medium in random areas.

Next, i applied patina paint over the black gesso and once that dried, sanded lightly over the top to reveal the base color.

Here is how the distressed top looks!

I am sorry, I forgot to click the pictures at this point! I first applied some dark rust paint. This is from PLAID painted finishes and over it I applied some light rust paint. I used a sponge to dab on this and once this dried, it gave an amazing textures, peeling rusty look!


For the lower half, where I had covered with twine, I decoupage a floral tissue using Mod podge and sealed it too.

A closer look at the rusty texture!

My rusty shabby chic flower vase was ready to be flaunted!

Do hop over to the blog to see what the team has in store for you and hope to see you all play along.

Until my neat creative journey,
Happy crafting and recycling.