Faux Rust Technique

Several people have e-mailed me to ask how I created the faux rust pieces I used in my cruise journal (Grungeboard faux rusted heart and wings) and notebook ("S" is a faux rusted Grungeboard letter on the front cover).

These are the products that I use to do the faux rusting . . .

These are Grungeboard pieces that have been faux rusted with one coat and are laying out to "cure" . . .

More Grungeboard pieces that I have faux rusted more than once to give them an even richer, darker, grungier look . . .

I've faux rusted metal items as well. Click on the photo below for glazing techniques I used on some of these pieces . . .

Faux rusted ceramic bisque angel I did . . .

More faux rusted Grungeboard pieces (sorry, both items already sold on Etsy) . . .


Faux rusted Grungeboard wings on Bessie Smith (sorry, this item has been sold)

The body of this paper mache coffee filter doll I made is faux rusted as well . . .


My strong suggestions . . . Read and follow the manufacturer's instructions before using the Metal Effects products. Use gloves, work in a well-ventilated area and wear a mask for prolonged use of the product.

I hope that I have answered your faux rust questions. If you have others, please e-mail me.
Have an art-filled day today!

18 comments:

Rose Works Jewelry said...

That's very cool - I always wondered how that was done!

Nancy said...

Ooohhh... I REALLY like this! I'm going to have to get some of the product.
Thanks for sharing!

Household 6 said...

Hey! I haven't seen that brand of faux rust, so I use another. Might have to see if some of the other stores carry it!
So anywho, I pulled out the grungeboard last night and used a couple pieces on my unbird box. lol
I didn't rust it this time.

Genevieve said...

Wow! I'm going to have to keep my eyes peeled for this product. Very cool!

Julie Jacobs said...

Hi Sherry, I'm sure I don't need to ask how the cruise was! Your rust projects or gorgeous. I've been offline a bit lately but I wanted to say hi and tell you I'm always checking out your blog. I love how you change your header to go with the season! Happy Creating!! Julie

Peggy Alborn said...

Modern Masters also makes other chemically activated paint products to produce blue bronze and green bronze patinas! I loved using them in faux finishes in my home and my clients' homes! Try the bronze - it's glorious! And our Benjamin Moore has them, but check on line, too.

Charmingdesigns said...

Thank you so much for the info!!

cigarboxbeads said...

thank you sherry!
someone told me about using black paint and metal shavings---i put my 'order' in with my son in law- who is a machinist---and the next day---he got laid off! so we were both out of luck ;>(
so---thank you again for posting this--it'll be my next purchase!
marilyn g

Sue said...

Sherry these look so authentic. I will have to see if Michael's here (in Canada) has this product. I did not see it the last time I was there.

Thank you!

robin dudley-howes said...

Sherry those pieces look great. Everthing!
robin

Cindy Forrester said...

Awesome artwork Sherry!!!! I use those same products!!! Have a greatt day.

xoxoxo Cindy

paperqueen said...

And here I've been, all these years, burying my old keys in flower pots waiting patiently for rust to form. LOL! Will have to get some of this faux rust stuff...thanks for sharing....all the pieces are GORGEOUS!
Eileen

Lori said...

Just awesome! Thanks for sharing!

Janny said...

Great post, I love your Bessie Smith ;o)

Sharon said...

Thanks for the info. I really love your rusted angel. Sounds like you have been having fun. I am emailing you a fun invite. Sharon

Ange said...

Those things are GORGEOUS Sherry - the faux rust products are pretty expensive in France so I end up just leaving bits of metal out in the rain for months on end ;-)- Means I don't finish all my projects as quickly as I should!

That Girl Ang said...

I simply adore dress forms of all kinds... I have a huge collection. You have given me great ideas! Thank you Sherry!

Linda Leyble said...

Hi - I found your blog this morning when I was looking for a faux rust recipe. I have used this product before - but I haven't in a while...so I'm glad I came upon your site.

Very beautiful work...and lovely blog! New Follower!

Linda