I did three projects simultaneously with the Metal Effects rust finish so don't let my photos confuse you. I'll show you the angel I did this week as well. You can see her in my tutorial photos.
All of us crafters have seen these paper letters. Our Joann's carries them in a lot of sizes and these that I found at a yard sale are about eight inches tall.My first step was to use the Metal Effects primer and I gave my projects two coats. Do the first coat, wait 30 minutes and then do the second coat. The directions said to let the primer dry for 12 hours but I let it dry for 24 hours. Please excuse the mess in the background. I am purging and sorting my entire house right now and things will be worse before they get better. That will also be the subject of a blog post this week so stay tuned.
After waiting 24 hours for the primer coat to dry, I applied two coats of the Metal Effects iron paint. I allowed and hour in between each coat.
After my rust appeared (I waited over night to make sure all the rust had come forth), I mixed the Permacoat Supreme, which is a final top coat, with 50 percent water, in other words, half water and half Permacoat. I applied it with a small chip brush. When this step dried, I applied the Permacoat full strength. The label does say Interior/Exterior so I'm sure you could leave your project outdoors, but since my projects were papermache, I intended them for indoor use only.
Since I acquired my letters from a yard sale, I only had a few letters to choose from, but I had a lot of fun making them into words.
This finish is perfect for fall decorating, don't you think? I have to say, and this is my sincere opinion, that I have tried about four different product lines from Modern Masters and they all do what they promise to do. This company knows how to manufacture artist's supplies, and they have been around a very long time.
Thanks for taking a peak and, thank you, Modern Masters, for letting me have loads of fun with your Metal Effects rust finish.
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Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays Knick of Time Coastal Charm
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Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays Savvy Southern Style
Thursdays The Shabby Creek Cottage No Minimalist Here
Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday
Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
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Potpourri Friday Common Ground
The Charm of Home Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays Funky Junk Interiors