When we replaced the air conditioning/heating units at the CAAWS shelter, I took possession of the grill that sits over the air intake. It was rusty and old.
Right up my alley.
I was playing on the internet this morning and saw on Pinterest that someone had used tea and vinegar and had rusted some fabric. I have used vinegar to rust stuff, and then painted it with tea. The tea acts as a mordant and changes the rust color to grey.
So I experimented with the tea and the vinegar together rather than separately applied.
Ohhhhhh..........Dark! The fabric was a heavier muslin called Economy Cloth. It is used on the backing of a lot of modern quilts.
The tea/vinegar did stain the Economy Cloth a golden color.
And my driveway a dark color.
When I took the grate off an hour later it looked like this. I was thinking, oh my, what a hot mess!
Although I can think of some ways to handle dark.
You can see the tea mordant made it rust grey. I am hoping that the next time I go to rust it that it will be ripe and ready for some golden goodness.
This is the fabric after I washed it out in the sink. It is still wet so it will still change in appearance a bit.
I love the lines.
What do you see in that hot mess?
I am linking up with Nina Marie at Creations. Check out what others are doing this week, you will love it! She is talking abou Craft vs Art.