Saturday, June 15, 2013

Rusty Frame

I finished all my reverse mod podge transfer projects and now I want to share a new product I just tried.  It's by Modern Masters and it's part of their metal effects line.  It's a two part process and I love the results.  Doesn't this look like real rust on this frame?
When I showed you the verdigris finish about a month ago, I had a comment that the reader was surprised it would work on wood.  That is exactly what these products are designed for.  They are for taking a plain everyday item and giving it a metal like appearance.  
First I painted the frame with some Annie Sloan graphite.  BTW, this started out as a shiny silver frame.  Then I applied two coats of the Modern Masters iron paint.  I painted the first coat a month ago and got side tracked with other projects then I finally picked up this one again.  When I started back on this frame I applied the second coat of iron paint.  Once it was dry I sprayed on the rust activator.  Five minutes later I sprayed the second coat of rust activator.
It took about an hour to achieve the full effect, but if you love rust like I do, this product is for you.  I would love to do a small piece of furniture.  It's so unusual and I love the results.
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9 comments:

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

Beautiful! And, it looks really old and rusty. Lynda

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love the look, how fabulous is that. Such a great frame with such wonderful detail too. Looks amazing. Thanks also for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

Bird in a Nest said...

Does it rub off in your hands like real rust? Do you have to seal it to keep it from dirtying your hands?

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wow, it really does! I find it amazing how different paints and techniques can make these effects.

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

What a cool technique! I haven't tried that yet. Can you buy it anywhere? Good Luck at you Flea!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh my gosh! I had no idea you could make wood look rusty! I love this look! You've also reminded me that I have an old mirror...or 3 out in my shed. So much to learn!

Gail said...

Oh Maggie, that looks great! I'm going to have to try this technique.

Patti@OldThingsNew said...

Can't wait to try this! Thank you so much for sharing and blessings to you, Patti

Gail @ http://biblelovenotes.com said...

Love it! The colors you chose are great..I have some new frames I need to use this method on. Thanks!