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?


  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!

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

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

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

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

  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!

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

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

  9. Love the idea of turning it into a door, beautiful work. Thanks for playing along at

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

  11. Great Box Monika! Love your color choice! Thank you SOOO MUCH for playing along with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.


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