A note from Leandra: Surf's up likely to dominate in the 1-5 zone as it has a higher VALUE than Buff (see the topic intro blog post for more on value and saturation), so the more easily it will be able to dominate the mixes in numbers 1-5 than 6-10.
This is where colour mixing sometimes requires flexibility and instinct vs strict proportion based mixing. Both are valid experiments!
eg 1 part buff to 9 Surf's Up, 2 parts Buff to 8, 3 Buff parts to 7 ..this is the logical way to start your test, but what to do if the results are very similar for all those 3 mixes? Another option is to wing it (!!) and use a lot more of the lighter colour and very little of the darker colour to get a wider variation. You could start with a big puddle of Buff, add a drop of Surf's Up, paint it out, keep adding another drop of surf's up and paint out the result over and over until you have a wide scale. I admit, this then makes it hard to get back to a particular colour in the future, whereas the logical scientific method of 'parts' allows you to always get back to the newly created colour. I think it is fun to try both methods to see how wide the variation can be with just 2 colours. This is the fun of colour mixing!
I planned to make three photo holders/ wall hangings. First I removed most of the metal parts of the rat traps using a plier. The clamp at the right side will be used again, so I kept the two parts.
I finished the pieces with a hanging hook and some embellishments. First, the picture frame hooks needed a bit of rust. I made a paste of some PaperArtsy Rusting Powder and a few drops of vinegar, mixed them till it looked like paint. I 'painted' the staples and the three hooks with this paste and let it dry a few hours.