Thursday, December 10, 2009

Fabulous Finish, What's the Yuck? and New Tags

Some new tags


This is part of my Fabulous Finish I got Done.

It is a lace flower with a vintage earring.....

on top of a music wrapped gift.....

That goes in this basket....

for a giveaway at our church tea Saturday.

What's so special about it?

I have never been skilled in making packaging look beautiful.
I am just so happy and please with how this all turned out.
(and yes, I did brag about it on Bragfest Wednesday!!)

Now, from gorgeous,
to Gunky!!

What is this???

Can you enlarge it and see?

What about now???

OK, Here they are.

some new keys i made look old.

I gave you the tip on painting them when you are in a hurry.

Here's how you can really rust and patina them,
but it takes a little time.

Put some white vinegar, just the cheap stuff,
on a paper towel.
Lay keys, locks or whatever you want to make oldish, on it.
Sprinkle it with salt.
Roll up paper towel.
wrap it in the paper towel.
Place all in a baggy, and let set over night or longer.

Check them periodically.
You can sprinkle more salt on if you like.
This speeds up the process.

When they have started to turn, you can take them
out of the paper towel and expose them to air.
The next day they will be all rusty, and blue, and cool!!

I'm sure there is a great science lesson in there for your kids too,
but I'll let you take care of that. =0))

And here is a bonus from doing the keys:

Rusty, patina paper to use in my art.
(waste not want not i always say.) =0))

Here is another piece.
Turned sideways.

Can you see any shapes in them?

You know, like at the doctors office.

What do you see??
Go ahead, enlarge it, and tell me.
It's fun.
Sort of like seeing animals in the clouds.


Now be sure to go over and check out what everyone else has been doing.


barbara jean

Finished for Friday

Lit and Laundry

Get R Done Friday


ClassyChassy said...

Great rusty key tutorial, Barb - thanks for joining in GET R DONE - and I'm not sure about what I saw - you said 'doctor office', and I thought - ewww...obstetrics??

The Green Pea said...

Thank you for the tips on rusting the new keys. I will try it on some other metal things too. sandi

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Who'd ever have thought! Simple household ingredients and you have instant antiquity!
Beautiful, Barb! I constantly tell myself that I wish you'd move here!
We'd have so much fun "junquing" together!


ocmist said...

Just came over from Monica's Git R Done Linky to check out your post and I really LOVE that lace flower with the pearl center! How GORGEOUS!!! and what a GREAT idea! Your church basket is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

I love what you did with the lace flower with the old earring! That is really cute!

Get R Done Friday!

Shopgirl said...

I am not sure what I saw????
But I love the tags, the basket, the getting old keys to be good again. You and I are true junkers...I think we would have fun together. Merry Christmas, Mary

Anonymous said...

I love love love the aging of the keys. Can't wait to experiment!

Laurie said...

Lovin those rusty keys! Aren't you glad the freeze left us!!

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I'm better late than never with my comment - you just gave me a couple ideas how to use some of the cool things you sent me! Thanks.