Wednesday, December 4, 2013

WCYDW - Flying Unicorn

I am here with you today to share with you what I consider to be a MOST exciting product from Twiddleybitz called Rusting Powder. Now a few of you may have seen it in the store and may have been a little unsure what to do with it. I am about to let you in on a sneaky secret, check out the below nuts and bolts. What you are looking at is painted resin with Rusting Powder, how good does it look?

To replicate this look you will need the following....

PVA Craft Glue (any old white runny glue should work).
Vinegar (I used cleaning vinegar, but any white vinegar should do)
Mini Misters

These are my plain resin pieces which I made from molds. 

I mixed together in a small bowl a small amount silver, grey and black acrylic paint to replicate a similar color of a nut or screw.

The paint was applied and allowed to dry.

Take x 2 Mini Misters and fill one with vinegar and the other with equal quantities of both water and glue.

Now apply fairly gentle spray of your water/glue solution. You really do not want to over spray here as you want a gentle rust appearance not a completely rusted look.

Sprinkle on rusting powder and then shake off excess.

Spray liberally with vinegar, you can see below that I really sprayed quite a lot of vinegar on the pieces.  Now that your home smells like a fish and chip shop, you wait, and I mean WAIT. Do not be tempted to use your heat gun, leave over night and see the results in the morning. 

And hey presto, one long overnight wait and look what I awoke to in the morning. My lovely rusty nuts and bolts.

Think about what you could do with this? start thinking beyond resin. It can be used on chipboard, cardboard, paper, wood, paper mache, flowers etc. Here are a few more projects I have used it in. 

Rusty frame, rusting powder over silver painted cardboard frame.

 Rusty Leakyshed Studios chippy. 

A full sheet of instructions are included with every container of rusting powder. The instructions also state you can use bleach too, I have not tried this as I much prefer the smell of vinegar over bleach. 

Cannot wait  to see some creations with this amazingly versatile powder. 

Wishing you all a happy and creative day!!

~ Bex ~

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing these techniques & how to use these products...they look fabulous, especially that top tag...yum!!!!