Sunday, January 03, 2010

Wooooo Now This Is Cool



Oh My Gosh this is the coolest stuff!!! It's called Sophisticated Finishes--Rust Antiquing Set!!! Have you guy's used it????? Way back months ago I posted a nasty plastic bird bath  I had painted white then crackled and painted in rust. Here is the post, I think it turned out pretty darn good for being only smoke and mirrors. Right about the same time Tristan of Enchanted Revelry  posted that he bought some medium at Michael's that made anything rust. Now that sounded way cool to me if not quite believable. So on my wish list for the trip to the Northlands I put "magic rust juice"  This is the stuff I found at Michael's in Asheville no maybe it was Charleston. As LW will quickly attest, I must have made 20 trips to Michael's while we were up there!! :)



When we got home I had to ground myself from playing with any of my new art stuff until after the holidays. Otherwise I don't know about you but I would have never gotten all the Christmas plans done :) The other day I couldn't wait any longer I had to dig something new out to play with. I had 3 new pot metal religious metals. and 2 little plastic Baby Jesus frozen Charlottes..Charlies). They are actually the little dolls baked into the Epiphany Day cakes. More on that come the 6th. So those are the pieces I thought I would use to play with the magic rust juice. Okay don't tongue lash me toooo hard please but I forgot to take the before pictures :( But we all know what the cheapo pot metal charms look like and the BJs were just a white plastic. I think they turned out WAY NEETO BANITO!!!! I mean look at the metals they look like they have been in the ground for a good 699.7 years don't you think?? :)
 

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The light in the pictures isn't quite true, because there is really a lot more rust color to them. My only complaint and it might just be I need to give them more time to cure, but  it doesn't want to stay good and stuck on the metal. I am going to reserve judgement for a couple of more days cuz it has only been 30 hours since I finished with them. Some things need a good 48-72 hours to completely cure. I also didn't sand or prep the metals as the instructions didn't say it was needed, but that might be what needs to be done to assure the rusts adheres to the metal. 

I am really pleased with the way the two Baby Jesus frozen Charlies came out!! They really look like they are rusted metal dolls until you pick them up and realize how light they are. 
 

Don't they look like they just came out of some ancient Byzantine archaeological excavation ???



Okay so this took about two days to get the layers of iron paint and then the rust antique solution built up on them. Then a couple of days to dry and cure. Heck that's even faster then the sea salt air here can rust stuff. It's a good thing I only bought one kit and the bottles are small cuz with my ever so slight rusty stuff addiction LW might have found himself living in a nicely rusted house :)


Oh I can't wait to play with my new torch!! :) Have a most audacious today or tomorrow depending on where in the world you are  p;)

12 comments:

stregata said...

Fantastic, Pattie - they look really old to me...

Marbella Jewelry Designs said...

oooh, i love the way those look! i'll have to go look for some of that stuff :)

Esther said...

wowo!! good job!! i use "instant rust" it's the same spectacular thing.. beautiful my pattie

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

well, your medallions look better than anything I've done! LOL I just don't have the patience to wait between applications LOL.

SummersStudio said...

Very cool! I haven't tried this stuff but we had something similar in Australia. I 'rusted' all sorts of things then. Worked really well on terracotta in particular.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have not tried this stuff but it looks wonderful!

You are so creative :) I need some of those Frozen Charlies!

Hope you are having good weather. We got 19 inches of snow here and it's finally gone but more coming this Friday. I can't wait to move back to the coast of NC with #2. I hate this weather up here!

The Commander got activated for his last tour of duty (can I get an AMEN?) so I am fixing my own breakfast and lunch now *gasp* but I can't use the stove while he's gone.....lol

Love to you, LW and the babies of fur!

LS, The Commander, #2 and the Fur Babies

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

I have to wonder about the flaking problem...if the paint doesn't adhere to the pot metal or the plastic...could flake off???!!! Let us know if curing it longer works to keep the rust on...I would hate to see a big flake come off the plastic baby...

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

That stuff is so neat. Oh, I'll have to make a stop to Micheals to hunt it down. Thanks for sharing.

Laurie said...

What fun!!! I love this stuff. Try it on a small metal box, like a bandaid box

Laurie said...

Oh!! YOu got a Torch too!! Yipee, so fun

Cindy said...

I've never heard of this...thank you so much for sharing, Pattie. I'm gonna make note of it or the future...so good to know when instant - well, almost instant - rust is needed!

robin dudley-howes said...

I have always been a little leary about using this but these looks so darn cool I just might have to use my coupon and buy some!
robin

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