Something I've been playing with over the last few weeks is Langridge rust and verdigris bases that we have got in our cupboard at the art studio. I wanted to see what sort of finishes I could get on paper and fabric. I do love the look of rust and the blue patina you get on copper and have rusted fabric before, but I wondered if this might be an easier way to get it.
The patina takes a few hours to develop......
The surface of the fabrics is a bit gritty. This doesn't matter for the paper samples, as they can be sealed with PVA, however I am not sure if I would want to stiffen the fabric that much.
All in all, it was a very interesting experiment and now I am looking for ways to use these samples in my mixed media work. I think the patinas would look nice layered with embossed metal embellishments and charms. mmm.... new collage ideas.
On the sewing front, I have just started a workshop at joggles, called Tandletons, which are little tatted, needlelaced and embroidered buttons. Here are my first samples from week 1.
red art quilt, which I made for the Tangled Textiles challenge - you will know that I love buttons!
And the return of the digi inspiration!
Have fun creating!