Tuesday, September 10, 2013

T for Tuesday & Rust

Hey all, sorry I've been missing in action for awhile.

Just a quick pop in to join Elizabeth and Bleubeard at The Altered Book lover and Tuesday T.

I've been getting rusty! Well, trying to... I bought some of the Rusting Powder from Crafty Notions in the UK.

Tried spritzing with water - nothing. Tried with plain white vinegar - some success. Must be a trick to this...from what I've seen in crafty blog ville these gears should look amazing. I'm not real thrilled with the results, they're not bad but could be better, not so gloppy. :/ And the usual, not so pretty can of dp. :) At this point in the experiment it was number four.

Some wood circles in lower left, paper pieces just above them and metal gears upper right. The key is cardstock.

So it's back to video land to figure this out. I do like what happened to the crinoline, tho'. :)

Oh! I'm trying my hand at a book!! Here's what I've got so far...

More to come on this....stayed tuned.

Have great week. Will try to catch up with everyone soon.

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  1. I love the piano hinge book. Made a few of them a couple years ago. But I have never heard of rust powder. Google here I come.

    Happy Tuesday!

  2. I haven't delved into the technique of trying to rust anything, so I can't help, but they do look pretty good to me.

  3. I have not done any Rusting, yet Nan, and I know what you mean, about some bloggers getting it just right, yours look good, what about a bit of green, in it, like a verdigre look (not sure if I have spelt that correctly)...mmm, a book, I will be watching this space xxx

  4. Not sure we have that product here in the U.S.
    I do enjoy good rust...your pieces look nice to me
    your book is great as well

    Happy T Day to you

  5. Sorry you didn't have fun with the rust... it looks okay from here, but maybe not adhered to all of it. They recommend a wax to get the powder to stick, but I used a combination of gel medium and plain old glue stick before putting the powder on. And I used neat vinegar... Worth persevering I think - as it's already looking pretty good!
    Alison x

  6. Oh you are making rust and a book **clapping my hands** good for you!!
    Happy T today

  7. yes, the rust on the background is rather amazing. And a terrific collection of gears too. they will be gorgeous when you get them done. Do you seal them with varnish or anything after you've rusted them? Elizabeth has done a lot of rusting, so you can always consult with her!

  8. See? Like several others, I am/was not alone in thinking you lived in the UK. Until I read your profile, that is!! And I'm going to agree with Patty. I don't think I've ever seen that product here in the States. Did you order it online, or ???

    Actually, this stuff looks pretty realistic. Is it supposed to "rust," or merely give the "appearance of rust?"

    I have rusted everything from paper to fabric. I'm not sure if you are interested, or not, but I do it the old fashioned way, using salt and vinegar, along with anything that already has a bit of rust on it. I leave it in an airtight bag in the sun for a day or two. Any questions, please, please, please visit my right sidebar for the threads called "rust," or "rust dyeing." As always, I'll be happy to answer any questions you might have. BTW, there IS a product I've heard of, but never seen, that has metal filings in it. You are supposed to get good rust adhesion from it, but I can't remember the name, since I've not even thought of it for at least six years.

    Happy T today, dear. I hope you are happy with these pieces. They look good to me.

    BTW, your piano hinge book is awesome.

  9. I should read better. I see you bought the powder in the UK. My bad.

  10. I haven't come across rusting powder! I hope you figure it out.


  11. Id love to try out some of that powder. I saw something on pinterest lately that was a rusting process...I'll have to look it up again now but it looked pretty easy.
    Happy Tuesday!

  12. Oh I would be quite happy with those results, they look quite authentic! I will have to look out for that stuff as I wouldn't have the patience to do it the old fashioned way!!

  13. I have a metal pan filled with water outside to do my rusting in. Works pretty good so far. Oh a book too. You are certainly working hard lately!

  14. I don't see any thing wrong with them, better than I could have done...........

  15. Well they all look rusty to me but then I'm not an expert on the rusty look, lol.
    Thank you for your lovely comment on my felt artwork, you made me smile.
    All the best, Fi x

  16. Sorry I missed this, but I might not have had time to stop fot T this week! Love your rusty things, my kind of fun, although, I do love painting things in black hammerite paint at the moment!! it does givethem a whole new lease of life!!

    ((Lyn)) very late for this T party!