Does art have seasons? If so, winter is definitely my season to rust. It's so easy. Soak something in vinegar or water. Put it in a baggie with a bit of rust. Leave it to work its magic...in my case, go to Kansas for a few days. Come back and open up the bundle.
This piece was in the baggie for about a week. I opened once before leaving for Kansas, liked what was happening and repositioned a few of the washers. Just took it out yesterday.
You can't tell from the mosaic, but the fabric - more of Deb's wonderful gift - measures approximately 8.5 inches high by 16 feet long.
Part of me yearns to leave it as is. Part of me sees cutting it into 8.5 inch squares. Hmmm...that would be...22 squares. What do you think? Which should it be? Long and lean or a bit square?