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00:00 About

00:34 Introduction

02:25 Wash Vase

02:40 Spray paint dirt layer

02:56 Orange and dirt layer

06:03 Wax

06:32 Start mouse vase

07:23 Burnt Umber paint layer

08:26 Lime-wash

09:05 Adding texture paste to the top and the inside of the vase

09:23 Scoring the texture paste

09:55 Burnt Umber and Limewash added to the top

11:00 Finished

21:36 Final layer on the vase




10 October 2022

DIY Aged Vessels - Thrift Flip - Faux Rust & Antiquing Effects


In the video, tI demonstrated how to create a rustic and aged look on a green glass balloon vase by using a technique called faux rust antiquing. This involved using products such as burnt umber orange paint, lime wash, potting mix (sieved), and brown and black spray paint from Rustoleum. By layering these materials onto the vase, I was able to create a weathered and distressed look that resembled rust.

Additionally, I also repaired a "mouse vase" by using burnt umber, lime-wash, and patch filler. This involved applying the burnt umber and lime-wash to the surface of the vase to give it a distressed and antique look, and then using the patch filler to fix any cracks or imperfections on the vase.

Overall, I was pleased with the outcome of both the faux rust vase and the repaired mouse vase. I also expressed excitement to try creating another faux rust vessel in the future. To protect the finish of the vases, I used a matt varnish from Rustoleum.


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This project was an absolute joy, and I can't wait to do more!

Faux Rust Vessel

  1. Spray the vessel with black paint (mine sat for three weeks before I started the flip)
  2. Add another layer of black rubbing in the dirt I did a few layers of this, with brown, black and clear spray paints.
  3. Now I sponged on orange paint and rubbed dirt into this.
  4. Once this was dry I rubbed the wax in.

Mouse Vase

  1. Add a layer of burnt umber paint and wipe off excess, I just wanted to get into the cracks with this colour.
  2. Add a layer of lime wash, mainly to blend everything in and I love limewash.
  3. Next, I added a layer of filler around the top and inside..... (why did I do this first, mainly because I was not sure the burnt umber and limewash were going to cover - rejuvenate the scratches)
  4. Next, I scored it with an eyebrow burst to get some continuity of the line around the top and the inside - leave it to dry.
  5. Once dry add the burnt umber and wipe off excess
  6. Add the limewash
  7. Spray with matt varnish if desired



Donna O'Donoghue