Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Rusty frame

I had no new posts long time. Six lenghty months past yet which disappeared rather fast, I have done many projects but somehow haven't posted them in here. I should. I have been more active on another platform. I must come back to here more often as I have created this place for myself so in many days I could just return and ponder what was on my mind that point in time.
You all know Finnabair, well you should if you are participating in a mixed media world. She has her new products out again, and absolutely had to try a couple. Rust pastes are fun! I got all the three sets. Paper paste & Plaster paste look very promising too undeniably but I didn't use those on my following room decor piece. I will get to them soon enough.
This project started all with a wooden frame. Luckily I had sufficient amount of bottle caps and of course I stuck them on to that frame for further charm. From there you could just go wild with Rust pastes (I did gesso the frame beforehand) like I did. I mainly used the Metal Rust Set but I might of borrowed a bit from Finnabair's older Rust paste set too because that one is more brownish colour which I needed. I used Tim Holtz Alcohol ink - Rust also as the rust colour achieved on the frame still lacked that depth I set my heart on. I think I also added a touch of Viva Decor Rusty Patina for a slight sparkle. Small amounts of acrylic paints too & hammered down the bottle caps to make it even more distressed. Now three of my airplants have a place to be!

Chicken wire as I call it, is handy to own to feed a great number of ideas. I have 5 metres of it, I won't even imagine to start keeping birds in my back garden so I might as well put that to other uses and I did. 

I dug out from the 'bag of everything' this fabulous retro themed fabric to act as a background.

This suede leather lace is easy to open to treat the plants with water and to put them back afterwards.

And so I haven't added my projects to any challenges for ages too which I loved doing, making a break and will take part in Country View Challenge February - Anything But Cute

All the best,


  1. Bootle caps as frames? Now that's original... I love the look of the rust paste too and using non crafting items in projects, very cool... Thanks for joining us at Country View Challenges this month!

  2. Awesome project!!! And your rusty frame with the bottle caps look amazing!!! And I just love the wires with the airplants!!! Thank you for joining the February challenge of the Country View Challenges!