February 24, 2016

Electric Rust *with video

Hello dear friends!
Today I'm hosting the Finnabair blog with an altered wooden case.

 I created it for my brother. I haven't given it to him yet, it's a present, actually a surprise, so shhhhhhh...don't tell him anything yet :) He's an electronic and his lab is called '01'.
The mechanical numbers are the perfect size to write the name of the lab in the center of the composition. The new mechanical rusty and steampunk gears, the Barn Stars and Mini Hardware were also a perfect match for this project, I just love them there!

I started by gluing electronic plackets (I got them from my dad - he is also an electronic) all over the surface with  the new silicone brush 1' and Heavy Body Gel.
This Gel is a very strong glue and I highly recommend it  if you need to glue heavy or metal embellishment on your project like I did. 

Next step was to cover everything with Black Gesso. It creates a beautiful and interesting base to work on it, the paints love it :)

When it was all dry I used some acrylic paints to color everything: opal magic blue-gold, silver spoon and light patina and also Emerald Green, Black Berry and Deep Waters from the new colors.

To add more texture I used the Platinum Crackle Paste here and there and used the same acrylic colors to paint it over when it was dry.

 I also added Bronze Micro Beads and 2 colors of the Mica Flakes set. I glued them with 3D Gloss Gel.

The next step was the most exciting of all the process. I used the Rust Pastes. I couldn't wait to use them when I first saw this amazing product! I have to tell you, this is my new favorite 'must have'. The rust look is so awesome and feels and looks real!!! I absolutely adore the result!

Last thing I did was to spread two shades of Mica powder (Rust and Deep Water) with a paintbrush all over the project. I sprayed some water and dried it with a heat gun. I think this last step was very important because it unified all the colors and textures.

Here are some more details...

You can see the whole process in my video below.

***you can find full list of supplies in this post
***you can buy all supplies at Mixed Media Place


With project I'm entering the Scrapki - Wyzwaniowo Masculine Challenge. 


I hope you got some ideas on how to alter wooden or metal embellishments and give them a whole new look!
Thank you for visiting
have a lovely crafty day!



  1. Gorgeous! I loved my friend!!!! Congrats!!!

  2. Mysterious :) Great idea, this case is so cool! Thank you for joining us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo :)

  3. simply gorgeous!!!
    love all textures and mechanical details!!!

  4. Oh I can see you had so much fun with this! Your brother will love it!

  5. Out of this world beautiful! Your creativity always amazes me! Thank you for joining us at scrapki-wyzwaniowo!

  6. Just "whaaahhhhaaa"...Incredible ! J'adore !

  7. OMG, what a project! Normally I am not a big fan of altered steampunk things, just not my style. But this is ...WOW ! Your brother is going to be very happy with it for sure. Funny you could add the name of his "lab "in it :) Thanks for playing with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo

  8. Wonderful implementation of the theme! I love the box! Love the structure and colors! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo!

  9. ooo so many differend details! can't stop watching! thank You for playing along with Scrapki-wyzwaniowo1


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