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Designer Crafts Stunning Mars Poster By Carefully Rusting a Sheet of Metal

Remove the vinyl adhesive mask and you'll have a perfectly rounded, rusty circle.

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In order to prevent the non-rusted parts of the metal from future rusting, spray the entire surface with several layers of clear coat.

metal printing diy

Now it's time for screen printing. In this case, Abrams printed a positive image of Mars onto a transparency.

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The image is then burned onto a screen covered in an emulsion. For a step-by-step guide, take a look at Abrams' screen printing process.

metal printing diy

Here's the image fresh from printing.

metal printing diy

Abrams used a heat gun to quickly dry the ink and then crafted a wood frame for the wall art.

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Check out the incredible details that result from Abrams' metal printing process.

metal printing diymars printed on metalBarry Abrams: WebsiteInstagram | Etsy
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All images via Barry Abrams.

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Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Contributing Writer and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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