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April 9, 2017

Creating Rusty Effects.

We have a beautiful mood board to provide the creative inspiration this month at Art Anthology, The deep rich tones of patina'd items with the wonderful textures of rust opens a plethora of ideas for creativity.
My design team project for Art Anthology is an egg crate that I found in the trash and decided to alter it for an Easter project. The thing that really captured me with this egg crate is all texture on the material the crate was made from. 
I primed the surface first with gesso and then began to transform this item into a pretty spring piece. 
Filled with textures the once egg crate became a Easter decor piece.
The cross was created from air dry clay and then altered with crackle paste then painted with Art Anthology's paints for the antique effect. 
With the use of floral fillers and assorted flowers, the piece came together right in time for the Easter season. 
For a step x step tutorial on my process with this piece, please feel free to check out my Snapguide tutorial below. Also for a full list of Art Anthology products used and much more inspiration from our design team using our mood board, please jump over to our blog HERE.

I will be entering this piece in the following wonderful challenges: 
Crafting By Design - Anything Goes 
The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge-Whats' Your Superpower.... My Faith 
Try It On Tuesday - Botanical
Rhedds Creative Spirit-Anything Goes
Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes 



12 comments:

chrissie said...

Great ideas on this lovely project Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Absolutely AMAZING! Your project is a WOWSER! Extraordinary !
Thank you for joining us at
TRY IT ON TUESDAY!

Susi from
FROEBELSTERNCHEN
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY-CHALLENGE
MOO-MANIA & MORE -CHALLENGE

Lucyna Marynowska said...

It is a WOWSER! I love your altering skills!
Thanks bunches for sharing it with us over at TioT this time.
Crafty hugs!

Corrie Herriman said...

Such a lovely project ! Thanks for joining us over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie x

Sammy said...

I'm not usually one for Easter themed things, but this is one I absolutely LOVE! Just gorgeous. Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Rupa S said...

I love your egg carton makeover!The rust work is also so so awesome!Thanks for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month, Good Luck. Rupa.

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Wow I have seen anything like this - absolutely beautiful hun - Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Team Clark said...

How absolutely fabulous! Well done! This is definitely a treasure now. So beautiful. Hugs, Autumn

Jane said...

Great rust effects and perfect for our rust theme over at Country View Challenges. Thanks so much for joining us x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

such a fab idea and beautifully executed -Thank you for sharing with us over at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month and hope to see you again in future challenges.

Handcrafted by Ellapu
Mother Hen for Altered Eclectics
Mother Hen for Eclectic Ellapu
DT Rhedd's Creative Spirit

Lisa Winnard said...

This is amazing. Such a fabulous project. Love it!!!
Thanks for joining us at Altered Eclectics.
Lisa - Altered Eclectics DT.

Julie Short said...

Hi Toni,
This is colourful and clever. Thank you for joining in at Rhedd's Creative Spirit Challenge this month.

art (ärt) noun - supplement, alter, or counteract the work of nature. The conscious production or arrangement of sounds, colors, forms, movements, or other elements in a manner that affects the sense of beauty.