Rusted Texture Jewelry Display

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What can I say – I’m addicted to creating unique textures and new color combinations! I could spend hours just playing in the studio, slowly building texture and color as if I was making a handmade pasta sauce from fresh tomatoes LOL For those of you who have attended one of my classes or have seen my artwork in person, you know how much I love exploring new techniques to transform the sometimes mundane and boring into a stunning new creation.

Recently I had the honor to join the Finnabair Creative Team, which honestly was a no brainer decision for me simply because I have been using Anna’s line of products in my artwork and classes for quite some time. Using her line of products, from texture pastes and paints to embellishments has opened so many creative avenues for me to explore and share with you here online or in my classes.

Earlier this week my first project was featured on the Finnabair Blog, creating this sumptuous jewelry display. Can you believe that I purchased this jewelry display for only $1.99 at the thrift store?!? I threw it in my basket one day while shopping, knowing that someday I would transform it into ‘something’ at some point down the road knowing that I’d some how find a way to use some fabric with Sculpture Medium. When I received my Welcome Box from Anna to start creating for the Team, I was excited to see the Rust Paste set inside, a medium that I have been wanting to try creating with for a few months now but I’ve had such a hectic travel schedule this year I simply hadn’t had a chance to try using it yet – until now that is!


The blog post takes you through the process I used for creating this marvelous texture using Sculpture Paste and how to color the set fabric into this rusted masterpiece! I have to admit, I’ve already started a couple more projects using the Rust Pastes simply because I love not only the amazing colors that can be created, but the eye catching texture that isn’t over powering. Since I love that oxidized look with my rust, I always add some blue into my rust works – and because it adds a nice contrast to the oranges. If you’ve been hesitant to try using the Rust Paste, I’m here to tell you that it’s worth the purchase to get some amazing results on your next project!


And since the finished project was a jewelry display, of course I had to add some of my handcrafted jewelry pieces! Many of you have been asking about purchasing some of my finished pieces for gifts for yourself or others for the upcoming Holidays, or regret not buying that necklace that you may have seen at one of the Art Trunks that I participated in this past year. You can view all of my jewelry for sale here and remember that the majority of my pieces are one of a kind so don’t hesitate too long or you may miss your chance! I’ll be adding more jewelry in the upcoming days, along with a few finished artwork pieces as well.

I hope that you’re inspired to get creative making some awesome texturized and colored projects – and always remember to share you work with all of us!

2 Responses

  1. John you are unbelieveable! Linked over from Finnabair. Watched your resin bead tutorial as well. I have no clue where you have been hiding out, but, I am delighted I found you.

  2. I love the rusted color you make!

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