Grunge It Up

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Oh what a fun I have had transforming this tiny piece of wood
into this grungy and very old effect of my imagination.
To be honest, that was my first time with any rusty product!
And the fun thing is that I loved that so there will be more soon.
Please take a look at the close-ups (a lot)!

All this started with this tiny woodden shadow boxes 
which my friend Jadzia brought for our usual craft meeting.
This little piece has only 10 x 10 cm. 

I started of course with covering it all with a thin layer of white gesso. 
I wanted to try the technique shared by Glenda Drake.
So I covered the whole box with several shades of paints and mists.
When all that was dry, I rubbed off some parts with sandpaper.
I colored those parts with Ground Epresso Distress Ink.
Then I covered the surface with Emboss It Dabber and dusted 
with Simon's Clear Embossing Powder. 
Before heating it up, I wiped off some of the powder.
After the powder has melted I rubbed the surface with the rusty paste 
which stayed only where there were not embossing coverage. 
Amazing technique although quite complicated with such a tiny box 
and all the recessed and parts hardly accesible. 
Anyway, I strongly recommend!
I will try it again for sure. 

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13 komentarzy:

  1. Oh WOW!! I thought this was a big project, around 8 inches square or bigger! How you managed to get so much detail into such a small box is brilliant!! I think I might have something similar that Kaisercraft wooden embellishments are sold in, what a great idea to decorate it! All of the details are fabulous and gorgeous! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Amazing, Macarena! You were able to achieve so much in such small spaces and the rust is awesome. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

  3. I am bowing to this project. It is AMAZING!!! So teeny yet so so so gorgeous and full of details!

  4. What an amazing project! I love the way you have nckueef so many clever details. I feel like this piece has a lot of amazing stories to tell and it was a treat to see each component.

  5. Gorgeous shadowbox! Love how you embellished it and added texture!

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  6. this is amazing, Macarena! What an awesome shadow box! I keep looking at it and finding more, like the big rusty letters. I like how you mix numbers and letters and paper dolls here, I feel like there is a story. I would never know it's your first time for rust! hugs, Maura

  7. Wow, your shadow box is amazing! I love the rusty look and all the fabulous details that you created 😁. Happy Weekend! J 😊

  8. What a fabulous shadow box and I love all the little details in each of the sections, they look amazing and I would never have known it's your first time creating rust, it looks so realistic! Hugs... <3

  9. This is such a gorgeous and creative project, Macarena. The texture and all the details you created are awesome! :)

  10. wow this is awesome Macarena, so much gorgeous detail and textures to feast my eyes on, hugs kath xxx

  11. This shadow box is amazing! I love all the wonderful details everywhere you look and the rusty textures are wonderful.

  12. This is amazing, Marzena! Can't believe this shadow box is only 10cm! So much details and embellishments and the grungelevel is very high! Lots of distressing and aging! Love it! Hugs, Sandra