Friday, August 11, 2017

The rust diaries

 Let the experimentation begin!

First after spraying with vinegar some rusty stuff was wrapped in white cotton.

I didn't like the stark white so decided to make a tea bath and let it steep in that for awhile.

It didn't take the tea like I had hoped so threw on some more rusty stuff and let it sit in the rain.

It turned blue !

Most of the blue went away after rinsing in salt and then water and soap. 
It was then laid out to dry.

Since the forecast called for rain (again) I left it for another rinse and what the hell, lets throw the leftover dark rusty water left in the container from the last rain in the middle.

This is what I ended up with, sort of looks like an old paint rag.

But if you break it up look! 
Good stuff! 


  1. love the no rules /see what happens/left it out in the rain/cut it up attitude show here!

  2. Definitely good stuff! Look forward to seeing what you do with them.

  3. Oh can also soak your fabric in soda ash. It might accept the dye from the rust better if you want stronger marks. Or find some bigger stuff. At Home Depot there are some rebar pieces that work nicely.i am looking for a larger piece of a metal plate.

  4. I like the results you got. I'm really interested to know how you will use this piece.
    xx, Carol

  5. I'ld say great stuff! the results!