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Mixed Media Revolution by Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy

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Street Sweeping

Next time you take a walk, look down and see what you can find. Over time, the story goes, one man collected enough money to take his wife on a second honeymoon. An old friend of ours is a fanatical collector of rusty objects and bottle caps that she makes into exquisite objects of art. Call me crazy, but I find rust as alluring as gold leaf. In fact, I tend to rust many of the things I find on my walks, like buttons, bottles and keys. Create a whole art piece, use your objects as embellishments or turn them into jewelry.

TECHNIQUE ONE: Glue It

Use the appropriate glue for small rusty objects. For larger elements, a two-part epoxy is best.

Step 1

Spread a layer of glue on your surface.

Step 2

While the glue is wet, lay your ...

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