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.
I am a mixed media artist and dabble in all kinds of art. The most important thing to know is that I am a big thrift store, swap meet, bargain hunter for art supplies and will definitely be telling about it on my blog. Back in 1994 my Mom got me into rubber stamping but I quickly went from that to decorating papers, making journals, working with acrylic paints, doing found object jewelry and altered art. My creative life really changed after attending art retreats like ArtFest, Art and Soul and Art Unraveled. I now do a little of everything.
This was my favorite doll who had red hair just like my Mom so I named her Juanita. This will date me but this picture was taken around 1950. I am sitting at the front of the home that my father built in Canby, Oregon. I still have her to this day and she still looks as good as new. I think everyone was really shocked that she stayed in such good condition as I don't think I was that careful with other toys. Lots of special memories since my Mom is gone now.
Full Tilt Boogie Journal Class with Mary Ann Moss
Remains of the Day Journal Class with Mary Ann Moss
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