Hi there – I’m back! And remember I said I had something cooking?
This is rusty pieces of metal (salvage . . . get it?) wrapped in fabric and soaked with a vinegar and water solution. I wrapped it up in plastic last Sunday and it has been waiting all week.
I have to say that the hardest part of this method was to find rusty bits. Sarge does not tolerate rust . . . on anything! I got a blank look when I asked for help, but after a little discussion he figured he could find someone with rust of some kind. And a bit later he came home with a handful of nuts and bolts. Oh boy! Were they rusty!!!
So, this is what I found when I unwrapped the package today. It was still dripping wet! I rinsed the piece under warm water and hung it to dry. I may wash the piece with detergent, but the water and a little rubbing really removed most of the rust. Here it is drying on a hanger:
Doesn’t that look interesting? The (mostly) blank space in the middle was where I placed a jar lid. Since it has been sealed for food use, there wasn’t any bare metal. I thought I’d try, anyway. Here are a couple of close-ups:
Doesn’t that look like a rabbit’s head? His eyes are kind of wild and there’s something weird going on with one ear, but I definitely see a rabbit!
This one is more abstract. I didn’t try to arrange the pieces, so abstract is very appropriate. And, I’ve already got another piece cooking:
Who knew that rusty, gross bolts and washers could be so much fun?! I wonder what’s in store for next week!