Here you have a super easy tutorial for a little wash basin that will suit a beginner. Also great for those that likes to use things found around the house to make minis. From trash to treasures in a couple of hours..(including drying time;) There are of course lots of decorating opportunities for this. Go with your own style.
I used an oval shape ice cream sauce container. You can use a round of course too. Put an elastic hair band or similar around the bottle and mark a line or just saw it with the ribbon on. Use a fine saw for this.
Sand off any rough edges
Take a fat pen of some sort and bend wire around to from shape for handles and cut it off.
Glue them on with a white glue with some substance. Not a thin runny one for this. Be prepared to hold this in place for some minutes. Very boring I know;)
If you like to have a decorative band around the basin, just glue some ribbon on. The color doesn't matter as you will paint it later.
Tada..still looks pretty ugly but it does have some potential:)
Take your basin outside and spray paint it antique white. Give it a couple of rounds with the spray paint and let it dry in between. I did use oil based paint for this.
To make the rust I used Humbrol clear color number 22. Just dab a bit here and there.
On some places of the rust “sprinkle” on with a toothpick some black acrylic paint. Then you want this to dry completely before the next step.
Put on acrylic burnt umber antiquing medium with a brush all over the basin.
Wipe it off with a cloth. Not everything of course.
Fill it with flowers and enjoy