Sunday, October 19, 2008

How To Rust Tin Items !!!!!



Method #1............
I am going to share a primitive rust recipe that works well for me. First, place your items to be rusted into a container I use a jar for little items or bells or a big bucket for bigger items.... Pour enough bleach and apple cider vinegar into the container to cover the items you are rusting.I use equal parts of both..Pour in some rock salt... Let it sit like this for about 24 hours. I then drain the out the bleach mixture leaving the metal items still damp in the jar or bucket. Put the jar or bucket out in the sun to dry, uncovered, and the metal items in it will rust as they dry. It is the air that makes them rust.. When you mix up the bleach mixture DO NOT inhale it because it is very yuk and DO NOT put your hands in it either..Your hands will stain black...

Method #2............

First, place your items to be rusted into a container that has a lid . Pour enough bleach into the container to cover the items you are rusting, and then put the lid on. Let it sit like this for about 24 hours. Leaving the metal items still damp in the jar. Next cover them with cider vinegar and add in a healthy dose of salt. Cover again, and let sit overnight. Drain the mixture out leaving the damp bells/safety pins/what you have in the jar or bucket. Put the jar out in the sun to dry, uncovered, and the metal items in it will rust as they dry.This way is less toxic ...

4 comments:

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi Tanya! I love that you posted this recipe for rusting items, do you mind if I post about your post and send readers over to see it?? I would just want permission to borrow your wonderful photo of rusty goodies! Just let me know and I hope that you're having a wonderful week ~ xxoo, Dawn

Tanya said...

Hi Dawn..
Yeppers that is fine sweet...You have a most delightful week also...
Hugs Tanxxoo

Tanya said...

Oh an Dawn your Blog is soooo wonderful ...Love all your photos ...
Hugs Tanxxoo

Mrs. Osmond said...

Thanks for this tutorial! I have been trying to find a way to rust some cookie cutters and everything I have done hasn't worked until now. SO thanks!!!