Saturday, March 17, 2012
Unveiling the Rust
Thank you to everyone who gave me advice and hints on this project. I have learned that adding a tablespoon of bleach to the water/vinegar mix will speed up the rusting process although it will result in weaker fabric, which may or may not be an issue depending on what you have planned for it. I also learned that using metal bits that already have a bit of rust will speed up the process a lot, instead of using shiny new ones like I did. Most interesting I think was the idea of using steel wool since it will rust so quickly.
So, this is what it turned out like. One piece I will save as a sample for future classes and one I get to play with now. The next unveiling will be once it is beaded.