It's beginning to look a lot like a "rust"ic Christmas!
Creating rust is easy with the Patina Collection from the Dixie Belle Paint Company.
I started with a plain wooden ornament. It had a red ribbon which I removed.
I gave the ornament a coat of Dixie Belle Paint. I used Barn Red, but the color doesn't matter because in the end it won't show. The patina needs something to grab onto, so that's why you can't skip this step.
To create rust, I used the Iron Patina Paint. It has metal in it which can settle, so I gave it a good shake then painted one coat of the iron paint onto the ornament.
I let the first coat of the Iron paint dry completely. Then I painted a second coat of the Iron Patina Paint.
While the second coat was still wet, I sprayed it with the Green Patina Spray.
The spray reacts with the iron to create rust. The process begins to happen quickly, but can take up to 6 hours to complete.
Look at that beautiful rust!
I added a sweet little wooden deer to the ornament using E6000. Keeping with the rustic theme, I added jute to hang the ornament.
You could stop there, but I wanted the deer to blend more with the color of the rust. So, I added Bronze Gilding Wax.
You can use a brush, but I prefer to apply it with my finger.
Here's a look at the progression...
Warning: If you use this product, you will want to rust everything!!!
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