A couple of years ago, I shared with you some of my adventures in making rusted fabrics. Once you start down this path, it's hard to stop!
We recently had part of our roof redone, and while the estimate was being prepared, our roofer found an old bundle of rusty nails sitting up there from the last guy who ventured up, about 12 years ago! He brought them down with him and offered to throw them out for us. To my amazement, both Mike and I yelled "No!" at the same moment! It does my heart good to know that my Love is so in tune with my inner junk collector :-)
In honor of our new roof, I have made some new fabrics. If you haven't tried this technique before, please please please have a go at it. It's so easy, it's ridiculous!
Follow the instructions from my previous post on Making Rusted Fabrics
Here I tried a little experiment, placing the rusted objects on top of the fabric instead of under. It failed miserably. No matter how much vinegar I kept pouring over the nails, no appreciable amount of rust would transfer this way. I ended up having to flip it over and add more vinegar.
Coming next week:
Adding paint to the fabric
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