9.01.2017

Coffee, tea, or....sunken treasure?

It's challenge time again at the Frilly & Funkie Blog & the theme is A Little Rusty, whether it be actually rusty or rusty colored for fall. And of course, keep it vintage and/or shabby.

Well, I'm all about the rust, my friends....and patina. The color palette created reminds me of multi-colored gourds & pumpkins, fall mums & changing leaves....such a beautiful time of year.

I don't think you can get much more vintage or rusty than this old pot done up ala the Titanic sunken treasure.



If you've never used the Art Alchemy rust or patina pastes, then you're missing out. They are so simple to use! I'll take you through the process of transformation! 

I started by covering everything with clear gesso - you can use black or white, totally up to you. I used clear so that if I missed a spot with my patina & rust, the metal would show through underneath. 


Then I started adding crackle paste, art stones, and embellishments randomly. 



After that, just start adding your pastes. Both the patina & rust paste sets have 3 colors - use one or a combo of all three. 


There's no rhyme or reason to how it will age & patina when sitting at the bottom of the ocean so you can't ever be wrong! 




I'll tell you how 'unwrong' you can be - my rust paste was drying out because I've had it for awhile. I just added some drops of water to get it pastey again. I would even put a small glob on an area and spray it with water so it would run & blend. No rules! 




I think it really makes a beautiful decor piece. And the sky's the limit as far as embellishing & aging....or should I say the ocean floor's the limit 😜

What's your verdict - coffee, tea, or....sunken treasure?





12 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Katie - I'm glad you stopped by!

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  2. Love, love, love! This is fantastic!

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  3. wow so beautiful. Would love to make one. Can modelling paste be used as i don't have crackle paste. Please reply

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    1. Hi Alka! You could use anything like crackle paste, modeling paste, sand paste - anything to add interesting texture!

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  4. Gorgeous and it totally looks like sunken treasure! Thanks for playing along with us at the "A Little Rusty" Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind words!

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  5. Wow, Cathy! This is such a cool art piece! I love the way you created a rusty patina with all those incredible layers! Just gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at the Frilly and Funky A Little Rusty Challenge!

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    1. Thanks, Kathy - I'm really happy with the results!

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  6. Hi Cathy! Boy, is this ever the coolest altered item!!! I adore the treasure of a find and how beautifully you've added patina and texture all around. The colors are amazing! I truly love your style. Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie for my A Little Rusty challenge. Hugs, Autumn

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    1. Thanks so much, Autumn! I appreciate it! 🖤

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