These four pieces of rusty tin above I rusted myself. These are some of the rusty pieces I put into my Erosion Bundles.
These pieces of tin I cut out from the sides of a corned beef tin. They have flat sides and are easier to cut! As I cut the tin there was need for caution as the cut edges are razor sharp… ! Then I simply got a disposable aluminium foil tray (or an old plastic ice cream tub) and placed in it a solution of vinegar and bleach. The solution is mixed to a ratio of 2 parts bleach to one part vinegar. I needed enough to make sure the pieces of tin (or other items to be rusted) are completely covered. Then I put the pieces on tin into the solution and left them for about 4 -5 hours.
I wore disposable gloves and I put the tray out into the garden (I picked a dry day) as the solution of vinegar and bleach gives off very strong fumes – I really didn’t want it in the house! I have been known to leave these outside all night. If the items haven’t rusted enough when I check them I simply tip the solution away and cover them with a fresh solution and repeat the process.
Some things rust really well (like corned beef tins) others don’t – so it’s about experimenting. I’m really pleased how my rusty bits of tin above turned out and they have become even more rusty after being in my erosion bundles!
A collection of vintage blue and rusty coloured treasures from around my work room. Vintage dyed fabrics, a piece of dyed string, a vintage blue pressed hydrangea flower, a rusty coloured dried pressed rose, a rusty ring pull from a can – all on a vintage blue textured background. I painted the background paper with acrylic paints.
All these lovely things I collect inspire me and I will eventually use them in art work when the right project comes along. And I will then replace them with other lovely things… !
I’ve had quite a busy creative week so far. I’ve produced this image with some of my newest textures:
The image is of the lovely St. Ives, in Cornwall, UK.
I found some lovely vintage images in my archives a few days ago:
I have also added four new textures to my collection on Flickr this week:
They’re all free to download and use – just click on the Download button (arrow with a line underneath it) in the bottom right corner of the black picture viewing area on Flickr!
Also you may have noticed I have changed the name of this blog and given it a new look to brighten it a bit! That’s all for now – more creative stuff soon!
a pretty blue hydrangea from my garden…
textures are my own
A pretty blue hydrangea from the garden with one of my own textures…
Blue and turquoise images from my Flickr photostream, links to the original images are below:
1. Abstract Collage Mosaic 2. The Blues 3. Macro Abstract Art 4 4. Indigo & Lace 5. Winter Beauty 6. Blue Jeans 4 7. Notebook & Pencils 2 8. Denim Watercolour 9. Notebook & Pencils
I love these colours -they inspire me to create…
A skeletal hydrangea flower in winter
A skeletal winter hydrangea flower
A frosty little hydrangea flower…
Skeletal hydrangea flowers in a jar on some antique paper