Anyway, I've been looking for one.
And guess where I found one?
In my basement, I have a huge box filled with decorations from my kitchen in our last house. I have no idea why I went down and looked in the box, but you might have already guessed what I found lying there. Yep, I already owned one. How does one forget something like that? I'm trying to not think about the answer to that? (I'm old, I know, I'm old. Dangett!!)
Somewhere, in all the pics floating around the internet, I saw a photo of an old jug with a layer of rust on the bottom (I have no idea where I saw it, or I'd provide a link). I really liked the look, so I set about creating my own version. Minus the actual rust.
I started with a good coat of ASCP in Old White. To give the bottom the "rusty feel" I liked, I used silver leafing. I don't have pics of the process, cuz I've been a very bad blogger lately, but the steps are simple.
Paint on the Metal Leaf Adhesive (can be found at any craft store) to any spot you want the metal leafing to adhere. Let it dry (it'll feel tacky), then apply the Silver Leafing Sheets.
The silver leaf by itself was way too bright and perfect. To fix that, I added a coat of Clear Annie Sloan Wax over the entire surface of the jug to seal it. Then added a few coats of the Dark AS Wax to the silver leaf. This added a lovely aged patina look I was after.
I think the lesson here is... hoarding old junk in the basement for 4 years isn't as awful as Mr. Concrete thinks it is cuz some days you find old treasures you didn't remember you had.
It's probably time for a garage sale.
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