After being inspired by my friend Jenn’s rusted fabrics, I got out my ” lotions and potions”. Four days later my fabrics achieved marks by rust, but I wasn’t that happy with the result. It was too anaemic for my liking. So after further friendly consultation (and the loan of her “tools of the trade” (well rusted metal ware found during the half-yearly council neighbourhood cleanup), I have another load brewing in my backyard which includes re-doing some pieces from my first rusting attempt.
I can’t even peep at it for a further 3 days or more; my patience is tested! As is yours….you must wait a few days before YOU2 can see the result…….. so do come back.
Whilst rusting lot number 2 is brewing, I decided some of the anaemic looking pieces from brew No.1 needed further Mark Making. With my left overs textile paints (from an ATASDA workshop tutored by Marie Therese Wisniowski) I applied colour and movement onto these fabrics. A range of stamps were used, including self-made from wood, rubber bands, string, and the glue gun, and also the Indian wooden carved stamp I purchased from Lynne Britten (Batik Oetoro).
Do you think that a little transformation occurred here? I think the mark making has significantly changed the fabric….. I envisage using these in my future art-quilts.