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WIP Wednesday: Suffer the Little Children

It has been a long hiatus, but I'm back to blogging. Right now I have about six projects in process along with a very messy craft room!

This piece came about in large part due to my hubby. He brought home a religious icon and said, "I thought you could use this." It sat for a while until I was looking through some metal items in my junk bin.

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The antique wooden box came from an auction and still has an old, hard-to-read tag on it. The ornate metal corners were from a beautiful photo album a friend had given me a few years back. I dry brushed some white, thalo green and burnt umber over the high spots of the metal to give the old brass even more character.

Just an old box with small dolls in it...

Old tag still in place!


I love these corners so much


I dry brushed the iron paint over the icon, but it hasn't rusted as well as I'd hoped. Will add another round of rusting agent tonight.

Slightly rusted. Slightly unnerving?


I used the same colors to dry brush the rusted antique iron rest. Looks like an old church window, doesn't it? That's what tripped the idea switch!

That iron just reminds me of a church window

The dolls are new Tim Holtz Salvaged Dolls and I covered them with Sophisticated Finishes iron rust paint kit. Once they were all rusty, I highlighted them with white then thalo green with the same dry brushing technique.

So many tiny dolls!


Next up, I'll be gluing the iron rest and icon into the box so I can get the dolls attached. It'll be a feat to keep them all standing up on their own, but I'm up for it!

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