Friday, August 15, 2008

Obsessed!

I know... I know! I'm on a tangent with the rust-dyeing, but I loooooooooove the color of rust! And I needed to figure out why I wasn't getting good impressions with some methods, but was getting them with others. I finally figured out that the cloth and metal items didn't need to swim in a vinegar bath! Yesterday I soaked a cloth in vinegar, wrapped several bolts with metal wire, and left it in a margerine tub, occasionally spritzing with water. Today it spent the day on the deck, and when I unwrapped and washed, I got the results I had hoped for! Here it is:

The bolts and wire I used had been gathering rust for a couple of weeks now, what with my failed attempts and all. So the secret here is 'less is better' on the vinegar front!

4 comments:

Plain Jane said...

gorgeous! I'm obsessed with rusting too!! waay cool. I've got my bread tin of rusty things outside my door, just waiting for a little time to dig in.

Plain Jane said...

Judy, I'd hoped to see you at Art Unraveled in Phoenix last week. Maybe next year? It was great fun and I plan to be there next year.

tiedyejudy said...

Hi, Janie! It will take a lot to get me to Phoenix, but maybe next year will be the year... I retire in 5 weeks, so will have more time to play! We'll see...

linda stokes said...

Great results with your rusting Judy.
Thanks for your comment on my blog.