.....but hopefully not too boring. :) Do you realise this is only the 4th post I have managed this year and we are already halfway through March - where on earth is all the time going these days? Mind you, blogger is a lot to blame - it's a nightmare having to upload every single photograph seperately.
Anyway, on with the post.
On her blog last week Sharne showed a terrific vessel she had made using Tyvek paper which had been coloured with the Caustic Soda Rust dyeing method. And then to top it off she stencilled some shapes on the surface with gel medium, sprinkled them with Rusting Powder (from Crafty Notions) and spritzed them with white vinegar. I hadn’t thought of putting motifs on the surface so I decided to have a bit of a play. This certainly has a lot of potential.
The backgrounds are all Tyvek paper but I used a Thermofax Screen rather than a stencil. These first two pieces are on rust dyed Tyvek using Micaceous Iron Oxide paint, which will also rust slightly given time.
This is one of my ‘arty’ shots. :) An acrylic painted background and this time I used a stencil to push Pumice Gel through before covering with Rusting Powder and spritzing. Now this really is rusty!
I had been playing around a while back with Tyvek paper, one of my favourite surfaces, and decided to use up some old bits. These are scrappy bits where I had previously stencilled a motif on the surface with either gesso or molding paste and then coloured them and I thought I would see what they turned out like if I heated them using the iron – again well worth playing with some more.
I stitched this one down to a cotton duck background, lightly covered it with gesso and then painted with acrylic paints, Quinacridone Burnt Orange and Paynes Grey this time.
I wanted to try something different. I stitched wire into the top of the vessel before burning out the shapes as I wanted to make the top bendy to give it a more distressed feel. Not sure it looks right though, not only because I think I should have made the whole thing bendy but mainly because my dearly beloved (?) looked at it and with pity in his voice said ‘Oh no, what went wrong’ !!! *LOL*
Do you think it’s back to the drawing board on this one?
And now for some really great news which deserves to be in bold lettering as I am so excited.
ArtVanGo have asked me to demonstrate on their stand at the NEC show, Fashion, Embroidery & Stitch (details here) at the end of this month. So I shall be there all day on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28thMarch.
Please come and say hello if you are going to be there, I would love to see as many of you as possible – just make sure that you say ‘hello’ in my good ear though. *LOL*