I used a rusting powder from The Dusty Attic to transform the tin. I first painted the tin with gesso and let dry. I then added a craft adhesive to the surface and before it dried I added the rusting powder. Next I sprayed it with white vinegar. Set it aside for an hour. I ended up only using the lid for this project. The rust looks like a true rust.
I took the frame I bought at Hobby Lobby and removed the picture from the back. I left the frame the way it came because it had just the right look for this project.
I grabbed a piece of cheese cloth and sprayed it with Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain in walnut and antique linen. This became the back drop for the letter and envelope I place in there.
I wired the silverware on to the chicken wire and tied them up with a another piece of the cheese cloth.
I prepared the chipboard with Viva Rusty Paper and black soot Distress ink to use as a mat for the picture of my GGrandparents.
Next I took chipboard vines from The Dusty Attic, inked them to add to the frame.
To the corner of the frame I glued down the rusted lid with the business card and a metal number plate with the year 14 for 1914.
I added 2 metal rusty words Live and Love to the frame along with a burlap bird, two silk flowers and a fun garden wind fan that I found in an antique shop.
It's always a joy to make something that will hold great memories about the family, the keepsakes and the stories.
Hope you check out my video on Youtube about this project at youtube.com/user/MooreArtFromTheHeart
Thank you for stopping by. Happy Crafting,