Thursday, May 26, 2011


I have been collecting rusty flattened bottle caps for sometime now, but my regular haunts have run dry.... I am wondering if others are also doing the same. Not sure what I was going to do with them, but couldnt resist an opportunity to clean up carparks, gutters and other odd places but also to save them for some rainy "craft' day. Now that I have booked into an Encaustic Camp in July, I have an idea that I will take my supply with me to maybe use them in a project. Not having enough of them, I have decided to make some. After trying many recipes from people on the internet, most of which did not work. I resorted to the use of salt and hydrogen peroxide, which I can say "does work". Have depleted all my local pharmacies from their supplies, have to wait for more stock to come in so I can give them another dose.... when sufficiently rusty, I will be hitting them with a hammer to flatten them. If anyone has any better ideas for quick rusting, I would love to hear them.

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