Wannabe Art

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Paint that Rust

I have been experimenting with a rust paint that is used in faux painting. The paint actually has iron flakes in it that causes a rust type action. It is designed for paper, wood, paper mache and walls. I thought I would try it on fabric. If you remember I was trying to control the rusting so I could actually make shapes or designs I wanted. It didn't take me long to figure that was a bomb...rust does its own thing.

But the paint is thick, very thick...you can stamp with it, you can paint with it and you can use it with stencils...there is a spray that goes with it that helps to speed the rusting process. The paint itself is very dark...almost a chocolate brown and with time and the spray it starts to turn rusty ...a kind of orange-brown look. After it gets to the color I want I will wash it and hopefully it will not wash out. After I get enough samples will photo and post.


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