Wednesday, May 07, 2008

I haven’t been around for a bit because of migraine, hay fever & an ear infection (all par for the course at this time of year thanks to Rape Seed) but also because my modem finally died on me so I had to buy and set up a new one.
It had been playing up for a while and I thought that could have been the reason why emails have not been getting through and I keep being disconnected but evidently not as this has been happening to a few other AOL members.
Therefore I didn’t get the notification emails from everyone that commented on my previous blog so if I haven’t responded to you then that is the reason why, apart from the ‘no-reply’ comments. I do click on your blogs to see if there is a contact address in your profile and if there isn’t then I’m stymied. I’m wondering if this is the reason why the comments come through as ‘no reply’?
Thought I would explain all that as I just wanted you to know that I very much appreciate all your comments, that’s why I blog, and I do like to respond where possible.

Anyway, moving on, remember this?
Which turned into this?
Well, it has finished up as this.Now don’t panic, members of the ALQS it’s not a contender for the swap, just thought I would show how it turned out. :)

This was the first layer but it didn’t really do anything for me, too shiny - Quin. Nickel Azo Gold and Quin. Burnt Orange.So I put on another layer of Transparent Red Iron Oxide.I then decided to create a few ‘rust’ spots. Metal Effects Iron paint was applied and when this dried a layer of Rust Activator went over the top.
I decided to use the heat gun to speed up the drying process but it doesn’t work I’m afraid. The rust didn’t really happen as it should, so there's a lesson for the future.
And this was the result. The bubbles in the acrylic paint were intentional by the way.I then added a layer of Satin Polymer Varnish and the most amazing thing happened.
As you can see in the close ups, the metallic paint layer bubbled up and flaked and the Rust Activator layer that went over the edges of the metallic paint turned into a verdigris colour.
You can see better what I mean if you click on the photos to enlarge them.
This next photo is a close up of a small part of a second quilt. I was going to say it’s a double whammy one but looked up the definition of this phrase and it actually means ‘a double blow or set back’ which isn’t what I was trying to say at all!
I was really pleased with this rust effect. More about this when I have finished the quilt.

24 comments:

Ruth said...

Sorry you weren't feeling well. Your rust pieces are amazing. They look like real rusted metal. I especially like the verdigris effect you obtained - even if it was by accident!

pascale said...

The colours of your rust pieces are gorgeous. I also have hay fever and started a "Bioresonanz" therapy in January (sorry, I don't know the english name). It really helped, until now I don't need any medicine.

sharon young said...

So sorry to hear you're suffering, I don't get it myself but my son does, so I know how miserable it can be.
Hope you find some relief soon.
Love this effect, it's so magical when something this good happens by accident.

Susan D said...

If you hadn't said I would really have thought they where rusty pieces of metal. Hope you're feeling better soon.

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Lynda, your piece are going to a great transformation, I'll hope you feel better soon.

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

Fabulous, fabulous rust. I took a photo of a panel on an old train at a railway museum and it looked just like that.
Love rusty textures and colours - now I know how to reproduce them - have to spend some money though - I don't have 3 of the mediums you used.
Cheers

hippopip said...

I just wish I could produce pieces like this when I was feeling well! they are great especially when you are not a hundred percent.The piece that bubbled when you had applied the satin varnish,is it going to flake off or is it fairly stable? it is a lovely effect,Hope you are fit and well soon all the best Pippa

Carol said...

Oh yummy! I love it man it really looks like real metal! I know why the no rply thing comes up it is because the person has clicked do not show my email in their profile. It drives me mad! So glad to se you back, hav missed you!

Julie said...

Fan-tas-tic surface Lynda! I too need to shop for these mediums if I'm to try this. (where do you get them from please?)

So sorry to hear you've been suffering, Lynda, I hope you feel much better soon (especially get rid of that ear infection!).

TracyB said...

Just FABULOUS colors!! Sorry to hear you haven't been well. Nice color gradations on the "too shiny for you" pic.(I kinda like it) :) The painted flake look in your closeups, is there anyway to seal this piece so you don't have to worry about losing any of the wonderful textures?

Shirley Goodwin said...

Hope you're on the mend, Lynda. Love the way these pieces have turned out.

Carol said...

What a wonderful reaction, my metal effects paint never worked quite right, maybe I should try again,
Gorgeous samples those little fragments look like flakes of metal.

neki desu said...

A list of things:
1.Glad to hear you're out of the pits :) Do not mention hay fever please.
2.great reaction!! had been trying to get verdigris myself w. no luck.
3. love the last pieces. Felt?
4. was wondering about the no replies myself. think it has to do w leaving the follow up box that sometimes appears at the bottom unchecked

neki desu

Debbi Baker said...

Lynda - as per usual your results are amazing and I am very intrigued to hear and see more of the last pieces! Hope you are feeling better - it all sounds a bit overwhelming at once! And I gather it is seasonal - you poor thing!

Genie said...

WOW, Its great!, Hope you are feeling better.

MixPix said...

OOooooo, lovely rust and looks like flaking paint too. Hope you feel better soon - missed you while you were away.

Lise said...

As always; gorgeous!! I "found" your blog some time ago, and I really enjoy it - I also look at some of your older posts when I'm visiting. Thanks for sharing all the details.

Doreen G said...

I'm speechless Lynda---I love the fragments.

Jan said...

Lynda these are so exciting and wonderful with endless scope, can't wait to see the final result.Ditto with good wishes for a speedy recovery ... rape seed - horrible stuff.
Jan x

Kim said...

My word, this is too lovely! I know I will be in my studio trying to get this effect! I am sorry to hear you have been under the weather, I too suffer those ills, though happily less now than in the past. I hope yours go that way too, to eventually stop. In the meantime, keep on paintin'!

Becky Vigor said...

More amazing effects, I love your close-ups, and the quilt pieces look stunning. I think the noreply address on comments is because they're sent to our email via blogger rather than from the individual commenter's email address, so replying would just send email to blogger. HTH :)

Becky Vigor said...

More amazing effects here, I love the close-ups. Your quilt pieces are stunning too.

I think the noreply address in comments received via email is there because the comments are sent to us via blogger rather than the commenters' emails. So to reply would be to reply to blogger rather than the individual. Hope that makes sense :)

Penny said...

I love visiting your blog for the amazing things you do with fabric and paint, this is incredible. How stiff is it?
I went looking for Golden paints in Adelaide on Friday and they are terribly expensive, twice the other acrylic paints price so I will have to see what equivalent colors the local one has.

Gail P said...

Awesome results! Thanks for the inspiration! I love fragments!