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I'm an artist and SAHM from the upper mid-west. In addition to my passion for paper art and mixed-media; I enjoy sewing, painting, photography, jewelry making and gardening. I love finding ways to reuse, re-purpose and recycle everyday items into art or other basic utilitarian objects.
I'm working at getting back to the basics: healthy food, reduced chemical load in our home, exercise and spending time with family.
My husband brought me home a great gift...one I've been asking for.
Rusty stuff! Two brake shoes and a baggie of iron filings. Woohoo!
Of course while we was wondering around looking in the parts bins everyone kept asking him what on Earth he was doing. To which he explained that his wife wanted to rust fabric and paper. HUH!??!! Was the most common response. She's a little nuts. Yeah, he knows but loves me anyway.
I got carried away and started work wrapping things before grabbing my camera.
I pre-soaked the fabric in vinegar and salt.
This bundle is a lace work table cloth scrap wrapped around a brake shoe with a length of scrap fabric wound around to keep it all in place.
This one is done in a very similar fashion.
I shook out the box on top of it before starting the wrapping process. Lots of good rust flakes in there.
I put both bundles in a ziploc then sprinkled a little iron filings on top for good measure.
I'm going to let them sit in the shed for a week or so.