The bag was opened after one week and everything was repositioned. The bag was opened again today for a progress check. Before returning the wire and cotton to the bag for more rusting, I hung the piece to get a good look at it.
It's all back in the bag now and happily rusting away. I'd like to have more rust than white space. Also wonder if I can get a cross over effect with the longer marks. Only time will tell. Stay tuned.