|Rusty wire and hand-dyed fabric get a squirt of vinegar water, then a wrap in thick plastic.|
Once it's all wet down, you need to wrap the mess in plastic to keep it moist longer. Don't wrap too tightly: Rust needs oxygen to do its oxidation thing.
|I flipped fabric and rusting agent around for three days or so. This is definitely a "background process." Wear rubber gloves to keep your fingertips from staining.|
|Finished at last. At left, one of my golden yellow hand-dyes overlaid with rust; at right, a length of white PFD (Prepared For Dyeing) fabric, lightly rusted.|