Friday, June 8, 2012

I finally made something for me:)

I got a little side tracked yesterday... and decided to work on a project that I've been working on forever:) I LOVE these little baskets. I made them from paper, applied 10 coats of paint, crackled them.. and then went back and 'rusted' them. I think I went a little overboard on the rust, But I love where this is going;) Last night I made big fluffy towels to go in the bottom baskets, sheets to go in the other basket... and a stack of blankets/sheets... all tied up with blue bows:) I pulled one of my candles out... Then I also brought in a few gifts from Mercedes:) The table came from her- I have since repainted it... and she also made the little containers with the labels on them. This is where I learnt to 'rust'... not sure I've got it down like she does, but I'm working on it:) Thanks Mercedes:) Oh.. and the big bottle of 'bubble bath' in the bottom basket came from my own handmade collection- it just needs a label:)

I can't tell you how much I love this whole scene. I'm thinking of a Guest Cottage by a beach somewhere... are you?

Just to show you what I started with.... The back basket has been crackled but not 'aged' yet.. Where as the basket in the front has had a layer of brown added to it...

Then I went back over with 'paint' to add the rust spots. I used copper paint on the round basket, but thought it was too shinny... So then I used a dark orange and it was to bright ... finally I found a color that looked just like rust- red oxide? I think... and it worked perfectly. So if you look REAL close each basket is just a little different..

And from a distance, they look Great:)

Now I just need to build something for them to go in:)

Until Next Time:)

16 comments:

Caseymini said...

Katie, the baskets arer beautiful. Love the colors! Good job!

The Old Maid said...

Great boxes!!

Lena said...

I just love them and the colour as well!

Lena!

Fabiola said...

These baskets are so cute. I like the color.
Bye Faby

anna said...

absolutely lovely!!

Mona said...

Beautiful baskets and your scene is wonderful, great work.
Mona

A. Wright said...

Love it, beautiful work as always :)

Norma said...

They are absolutely delightful Katie, and yep I think the setting with the towels, etc would look wonderful in a seaside cottage, and lot of other places too!

Janice said...

Your crackle effects are just fabulous. A true testimony to practice makes absolutely perfect. I seem to move from one disaster onto the next! Lovely work as usual.

Kathi said...

Your baskets are very nice! Love the scene you make with all of the accessories too. :D

Judith said...

This is gorgeous! I love your baskets Katie. Judith x

Ascension said...

Has conseguido un envejecido fantastico en esas cestas y ademas has hecho unas preciosas composiciones.
Me encanta cada uno de los detalles que has puesto.
besitos ascension

Eliana said...

Beautiful miniatures, beautiful blog. Congrats!
Hugs

Lucille said...

Katie, the baskets are absolutely delightful! Beautiful work!

Ana Correia said...

Oh I love this look!good job ;)

Ana Anselmo said...

Katie, this is so beautiful , I just love it!!! do you know tha one of your hotel signs are in Portuguese? the Europa Hotel, Angola!!!!