I decided to use up one of the many little boxes I've either bought or been given, prepared with gesso and then put to one side in favour of other projects. The little box I have used for this project was the first alterable item I ever bought from a craft shop but I didn't really know what to do with it until now. This is how the box looked before gesso:
Here's how my box became a rust project:
|The lid and sides were embellished with a range of objects. The lid was further detailed by using DecoArt modelling paste through a stencil. Once dry, two coats of gesso were applied. Some of the rougher edges were lightly sanded when dry.|
|Top of the box shows a rusty Timeworn finish using DecoArt products.The little hearts are made from Fimo.|
|Sides of the box with faux studs, card diamonds and rust finish.|
|The fimo hearts were cut out then stamped to imprint the design. Once baked to harden, the hearts also underwent the rust treatment.|
|Some rusty wire was cut and coiled then attached to be like wings on the large heart.|
The 'studs' have rust runs just like you see on weathered metal objects (hopefully!).
|The textured background on the sides was created by using DecoArt Sand Texture paste along with some of their Traditions paints.|
So, it's over to you now. Pop over to Anything But A Card and see what my other Teamies have come up with to inspire you. Don't forget that the second team will be showing their creations next Sunday too. Can't wait to see what you make. . . . . . . . .
I'd like to say a big hello to my new followers. I'm always so amazed that people are interested in what I do!
I hope you like my rusty offering. I've yet to give the inside of the box a makeover - the outside took me too long! I won't put this one aside now though and when it's finally finished, I promise to show you.