Make Your Own Rust

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I did a post on the spool clock but wanted to add one specifically about making something rusty. I used a mason jar lid in the center of the clock simply because it fit. I wanted it and the hands to be rusty to match the rusty roman numerals. I tried everything to make them rust..bleach, vinegar, steel wool and nothing! I was baffled..those lids always seem to rust when I DON'T want them too.. My daughter said "Why don't you just paint them rusty?" if there is a realistic rusty looking spray paint..well there kinda is
what I started with
I took turns doing thin layer of each color until I got the look I wanted, starting with the satin cinnamon
the smaller circles were naturally rusted so I though the center and hands looked close in comparison
Super easy
this was my practice lid.. I liked that one too :)
Suggested materials:
  • Spray paint   (walmart)
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  • Trixie Trixie on Sep 21, 2016
    Where did you purchase the clock works? I've been looking and neither Michaels or Hobby Lobby around here have anything that large? AND by the way I love yours! Great job!

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