Saturday, June 23, 2012

Tutorial - Shiny Metal to Rusty Metal

Today I'm going to share a fun tutorial created by Renee Matarese, our Feature Artist that's just PERFECT if you love vintage!

She is going to show you how to take shiny new metal objects and make them look old and rusty.

Here are the items that she started with.

Rusting Recipe:
1/2 pint Hydrogen Peroxide
1/8 C. White Vinegar
1 TBSP salt

After mixing the above ingredients together in a PLASTIC bin with a PLASTIC spoon place your metal items in a single layer on the bottom and put the cover on the bin.

Let it sit for at least 24 hrs. (some were done then and some had to go another day)  You can open it once or twice to give it a stir and make sure your items aren't overlapping.

Here is the end result.  As you can see some rusted more than others, which may be a result of the objects being made from different metals.

Check out this week's challenge to see the card that Renee created using some of the rusted elements.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,

    I'm curious if rust can be "shined" up so to speak. Maybe enameled or clear coated so that it appears shiny but keeps the rust color. I'd like to make a broach and be able to wear it on my sweater or coats with out the rust rubbing off on the cloth.
    Any insight would be much appreciated.

    Thank you,



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