Sunday, December 18, 2016

Trying to create rusted designs

 A workshop on the web lesson I completed was about rusting. I have explained this technique before, This time we used non rusting things to block the application of the rust.

In this sample I used a plastic stencil before I applied the rust. I was supposed to use rusting powder but I didn't have any. I used steel wool instead and it worked well enough for me. Later on I dyed the fabric too. I have added some braids and tiny gem stones to my finished textile art work.

For this fabric I tried to make squares using cardboard but it didn't really work out that way. I do like the way it turned out but if you want perfect shapes you need to make sure you apply the rusting powder or steel wool evenly. I added some hand stitching and a quote for a page that I will put in the journal that I will make next year. I am teaching my group how to make the fabric journal in February next year so I will post the instructions after that and hopefully some video if it works out. I also want to get back into to some painting and art journaling next year so keep watching this space.

Merry Christmas to everyone, I hope you enjoy spending time with friends and loved ones. I will return in the new year. 


  1. Hi, Wendy...I have been looking through your postings and love what I see...beautiful art!!!