Thursday, May 12, 2011

Upcycling: faux patina

Do you like the look of patina and rust?


Some people collect vintage rusty items while others think of rusty items as junk. I love the look of vintage rusty cans, especially to use as planters or vases.

Originally, I planned to create my own rusty cans by letting my cans rust naturally. But then I found this great site that offered images of rust and patina. You can check it out here.

I printed out some of the textures of rust and Mod Podged them onto my cans.

Instant patina!

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38 comments :

  1. Wow, I love these did you just print them on card stock and then modge podged to the can? I would think it would be a little heavy but I'm gonna try!

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  2. What a great idea. My imagination is soaring with things I could instantly make rusty and chippy. thanks for sharing.
    Caroline

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  3. Great ideaaaa!!They are soo pretty!!I totally looove them!!I just voted you!!Lovely blooog!!I followed you,if you want follow me back!!

    Kisseeeeees

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  4. Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing that WONDERFUL site full of texture images. My mind is racing with the possibilities!!!!

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  5. These turned out beautifully! I'm so glad you linked these up to my "WOO HOO Blogger's Back" weekly link party.

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  6. Oh wow! I thought those were totally real! Thanks for linking up :)

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  7. I love rusty and I love these cans! Didn't know they made that product! Thanks for sharing!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  8. Wow, I can't believe that's a print and Modge Podge! So convincing.

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  9. These are brilliant! Thanks for the link.
    Found you on Tatertots and Jello.

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  10. Now THAT is genius! I absolutely LOVE these!

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  11. Oh, happy happy! I have to thank you for not using word verify!!!

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  12. They look like real rusted cans! Good job, I really like them :)

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  13. I love your project! I'm going to WalMart today to get some spray paint...I think I'll be looking for promising cans that'll be used on my covered deck! Love your blog and hope you're having a wonderful weekend. Please come over and link up to my party!

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  14. This looks amazing!... like the real thing!

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  15. Oh my gosh that is amazing! I would have never guessed these were not real. Stopping by from TT&J.

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  16. wow! i can't stop looking at them (i even enlarged the photos to get a better look, hah!)

    what an awesome project.

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  17. I love this idea. I would have never guessed it was something printed. Fantastic.

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  18. This is wonderful and totally cracked me up! Brilliant.

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  19. Soo pretty! Such a great idea too!

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  20. Carolyn - this is such a clever and creative idea. I love the way the cans turned out - they look amazing. Thanks for sharing - Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
    ~Stephanie Lynn
    www.bystephanielynn.com

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  21. I just had to feature these as part of my "BFF Wrap Up" So feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar if you like!

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  22. The patina looks so real! Wonderful...simply wonderful as always!

    jenn

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  23. That's paper?? Cool! Love it!

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  24. This looks wonderful! Great idea and LOVE the finish! xo

    :D Lynda

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  25. I cannot even believe how real this looks! Thank you for sharing this amazing idea!

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  26. you got to be kidding me! those dont look like paper! smart girl i tell ya.

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  27. I so thought that you used a paint technique. Mod podging those images would be so much simpler! Thanks for the tip!

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  29. GENIALES LAS LATAS ANCIANAS...
    SALUDITOS

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  30. Replies
    1. The link to the paper graphic is under the third photo in the post. Just download the patina image and print it out.

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