And now for the other monthly challenge.
When I said I wanted to go on a creative journey I guess I wasn't kidding!
It's been one art challenge after another this week but I love it.
September's theme at Alter it Monthly is RUST.
I did a digital 'rust' a while back but have not yet tried a handmade one.
I decided to go whimsical with mine so here is my RUST.
The item I altered is a small tin mint container.
It was just a plain matte silver color. To make it 'rusty' I first covered it
with Gesso. After it dried I was able to do a faux rust finish with
regular acrylic paints. Then I sealed it with varnish.
It was the perfect size to hold this wee little creature I found in my paint box!
Quite rare you know. The only species of moth with an affinity
for rusty old buttons and safety pins. Very active in late summer.
Keep away from bodies of water.
My little specimen sample is made from a vintage image found in an old
book of French photographs. The wings are from a calendar.
The piece of paper behind her is a page from a book that my son decided
to dunk in a vat of dark tea I was using for another project.
I liked how it came out so I used it here. The buttons were also
'rusted' with paint over Gesso.
This was too much fun to make!