Tag: process

galvanized steel before and after rusting

How to Rust Galvanized Steel

Many of the rusty looking assemblage elements that I add to my art actually start out as clean pieces of metal. I love to incorporate tie plates and nail plates that are used in construction, but in most cases this type of steel has a galvanized finish to prevent them from rusting. Through a variety […]

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Using Bench Cookies to Prop up Work

Every so often I work on a piece of plywood or MDF that I haven’t cradled in the back. This can make it somewhat of a challenge when I need to attach hardware or drill through it for my various assemblage elements. Because these panels aren’t too thick, whatever I screw in will typically break through to the […]

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