Thursday, 13 April 2017

Box with rusty hardware findings by Tim Holtz

Here is my second project for our April challenge: Rust. Again I have made a box but this time I chose a square paper box. Actually, the square shape gave me the idea to make a door from the top.





I chose the number 16 because this box was made for my daughter who was born on the 16th and because since her birthday we had a lot of coincidences with this number, e.g. we live at number 16 :-)


Well, it was a paper box and I glued two layers of blank paper napkin with making a lot of wrinkles, like here.

I painted blue the top with DecoArt Bahama Blue and brown the bottom with Burnt Umber. 

I cut out the Hardware Findings from chipboard and painted brown too. 

Then I covered all the brown pieces with rust paste, like here.















A closer look to see better the rusty elements:








If you have anything rusty, please don't hesitate to join our April challenge at the Country View Challenges blog where you can win a £20 voucher!


With my box I would like to enter:

- the April challenge of the Creative Artiste: Anything Mixed Media Goes

- the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge: What's your superpower?






10 comments:

  1. Great idea to transform the box lid in a door and the rust on the hardware is perfect!. I love up-cycling boxes too, usually to store my stash!

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  2. Fantastic box! You have really captured the rust look. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/

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  3. A gorgeous box Monika, love the rusty elements on it. Have a wonderful Easter weekend xxx

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  4. Great box Monika. Love the crinkly tissue! Xx

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  5. That's really cool, Monika - I love the contrast between the vivid turquoise and the rust.
    Alison x

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  6. I love turquoise and rust--they go together like peanut butter and jelly! Your box looks fantastic, and your rusty elements look like they've been out in the weather for years! Love this!

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  7. This is lovely Monika, I really like how the tissue gives your box texture. Have a Happy Easter xx

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  8. Love your box, dear Monika! The rusty hinges are popping out beautifully from the blue background!
    xx Evelyn

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  9. Love the idea of turning it into a door, beautiful work. Thanks for playing along at http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/

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  10. Cool box! Love the rust effect. Thanks so much for playing again at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

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