I followed the Rust-Tex CD this time for the first piece– although I still didn’t leave it as long as I should have done, just far too impatient!
For the other pieces I sort of followed the instructions, but not exactly – which is why, of course, they never turned out quite so well. But even so, I am very pleased with the results.
This first piece is cotton – the best piece of all of them – and below are some close ups.
Now most people borrow something worthwhile from the company they work for, but me, well I borrow two rusty old pieces of metal which fit on a plough – somewhere!
This is how the fabric looks that I wrapped around them. The top piece is silk noil and the bottom piece is cotton velvet.
These pieces of copper shim are from an earlier experiment where I soaked them in Balsamic vinegar for a few days.
I used them to wrap this piece of silk noil around, wasn’t sure if it was going to work and certainly didn’t realise it would turn blue. Lots of inspiration for further pieces there.
I have already started on my third attempt and am following the Rust-Tex CD exactly this time. After all, if I can get results like this by only doing half the job then just imagine what I shall get if I follow the instructions to the letter!