Thursday, July 9, 2015


You can tell I've not blogged for awhile - I've just realised I've blogged twice about the same thing (see previous post).  Oops!
Although I like to try lots of different techniques I do have some favourites and rusting is one of them.  I've rusted fabric lots of times but never tried paper, so being motivated by the success of the sun dyeing I continued on whilst the creative streak was still alive and kicking, and begged hubby for anything rusty in his shed.
Using rusted tools and implements creates lots of defined shapes but to be honest the steel wool worked the best and gave the quickest results.  
The rusting on paper took longer than the fabric, but still worked well.. 

I've been using my rust dyed fabrics to make artworks and I'm looking forward to incorporating the paper pieces in the next ones I create.

These panels will be on display and available for sale at the "Gifted" country garden and craft fair, hosted by the talented Elizabeth Morley of Unique Expressions.  Mark your calendars for 22nd November 2015, it'll be a great day.

1 comment:

  1. This technique looks like so much fun! I look forward to seeing how you incorporate paper into your work as well.