Friday, June 25, 2010

I've Been Experimenting........

A while back I got a bunch of keys and wanted to experiment with them to get them rusty.   I have read many ways to do this but I just decided to grab a bunch of them and put them in a container with water and some already rusted pieces.   I was talking with my "rusty" friend this morning and remembered that I hadn't looked at the keys lately.   Well, of course, the water was all gone (being in AZ and over 100 degrees everyday) but there was a lot of rust at the bottom of the container.   I poured the keys out and this is what I found.   A lot of rusty goodness.   Love it when a plan comes together.  

It is hard to see in the picture but some of them have a bluish and redish patina on them........very cool indeed.   So, I am going to do another batch of these.   You can never have enough rusty keys in my world.






I purposely put them on white paper so I could get  some rust on it to use for making background papers. 

Hope you all have a great weekend and stay cool.........Good luck here in the desert. 

6 comments:

  1. This made me think of some rusty fabric I have, and then made me wonder if you every started your journal...
    Looks like you're having lots of fun!

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  2. Good thing you forgot about them, then, eh? They turned out fabulous, and what wonderful accents they will make! Well, hot outside=stay inside and make art, that's what I say...

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  3. They turned out great, and the fact that you did not have to use any toxic chemicals to make them is a definite bonus.

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  4. Very nice rust! Think I'll give some of my keys a bath later today.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Eileen

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  5. ~*NICE!!!*~
    Very cool effect Nancy!
    :o)

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