Still playing with the Rusting Powder I bought from Crafty Notions – this time on metal shim.
All have been spritzed with white vinegar. I have tried water but it didn’t seem to work too well.
This is puff paint sponged lightly on to the metal.Moulding paste through a stencil on this one. The reason for the patchy look? The vinegar was lying on the top, it had really gone rusty enough but I poured the vinegar off on to the work surface then laid the moulding paste side face down in the puddle with the result that when I went back later and picked it up some of the rust had been rubbed off. Lesson learned. :) Puff paint again, this time through a Thermofax screen. This time I left the vinegar to work its magic for a while then I got the hot air tool out again and dried it off. And although the shim starts to change colour slightly with the heat the vinegar just takes it that bit further.These next two lots of samples are my favourites.
Spirit soluble paints were dripped on to the surface and tipped so they ran into each other. Rusting powder has been sprinkled on while the paint is still wet and I also sprinkled on some of the metal flakes, spritzed it with vinegar, then heated with the hot air tool. Definitely a mask or outdoor jobbie if you try this.Same paints for this one but this time I heated the paints until they were dry causing this effect.I then applied the Rusting Powder using Matt Medium and once again heated it before spritzing with vinegar and leaving to dry.I thought I may have to coat the surfaces to stop the different mediums used from rubbing off but this doesn’t seem to be necessary. Obviously the rust feels a little bit gritty and the metal flakes come off if you rub them too hard but other than that everything seems to stay put. Not sure what the effect will be if I do use a coating on the surface but may give it a go to see what happens