Thursday, October 6, 2011

#2 Experiment with rust - round 1

I unwrapped the t-shirt this morning to see what the past 24 hours had done to it and was pleased at the results.

I repositioned the gear and re-wrapped everything for more rusting, but after looking at the photo here, I may just open it back up and let it be as is. What do you think?


  1. well
    this is pretty fabulous
    you definitely have something here
    just keep going...

    xox - eb

  2. eb - Thank you! Never thought all my rusted finds would be put to use rusting clothing, but I'm enjoying it. Glad to see you back from your summer break.

  3. Well WoW is what I think! What a powerful transformation in such a short time! I am now realising I could do this whilst we are home in between trips away - 24 hours is all that took - wow!

  4. Fiona - Yep. 24 hours and viola! Rusted shirt. If you try it, remember to wet the fabric with white vinegar as the vinegar speeds the rusting process. I usually put the bundle in a tightly sealed plastic bag too. Or, if you're not in a hurry to get results, just wet the fabric with water rather than vinegar. Can't wait to see what you do!

  5. i love the effect, but i find heavy rusting stiffens the cloth, do you find that?

  6. Jude - The heavy rust does stiffen the cloth, in this case a cotton knit t-shirt, until it is washed. Of course, washing it took some of the rusting out. Need to figure out how to stop that.


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