I got these cool "eco embellishment gears" from Helga at ARTChix and used them to decorate a plain light wood box. Firstly I glued the eco shapes on to the box, then i painted over the whole thing with Iron based paint followed by a rust activator. once it was dry I attached the larger metal objects, gave it another coat of the paint and rust activator and all done. I will put a protective Varnish coat on it tomorrow when it has dried.
And for Jill who left a comment asking for a "before" picture... here is the blank box. I got this from the Craft Barn...
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