Thursday, November 26, 2009

Catch up

While I was at Ally Pally K&S show Dale of The Thread Studio gave Lynda, Maggie and I some of this exciting new Lutradur type product called Crash to try out, to find out more have a look here
Looking forward to having a play with it, Dale has produced some great samples with it.

This little pile below is a project I want to get started on, using a big fat Sunday paper and a sample I have had for a while.

The sample above was made back in July as part of the free lesson available on D4Daisy with our book Stitching The Textured Surface

After creating the shape the sample was sprayed with Adirondack inks and silk paints and while wet I sprinkled some of the powder on top, not how you are supposed to add it, but thought I would see what happens, I only sprayed it with water and it didn't rust but stayed a gunmetal colour, I over sprayed with Moonglow Moonshadow mists, then painted on some Golden gel matt medium, when applying the medium it was making the underlying colours run.
I sprinkled the rust powder on and spritzed it with white vinegar a few times.
It was interesting to see the rust that was originally applied started to show through on the left hand side and bottom left

As the rust dried I could still see the gel medium creating a shiny streak so over sprayed the lot with Moonshadow Mist Gossamer Gold, this knocked back the shine and still allowed the rust to show through,
I liked how this turned out and decided it was time to use it in something

This is the back, some great colours showing through even a bit of rust



Thanks for always sharing your finds and ideas Carol. You are very inspiring to me!

Carolyn ♥

sharon young said...

It's beautiful, Carol, lovely colours.
Love the new working area, what a great way to store all your stuff.

Heather said...

This is looking great and thanks for telling us how you did it - the colours are beautiful. Love your new storage and work space - I have a couple of those drawer units and some much smaller ones. They are so useful.

Helen Suzanne said...

lovely piece Carol.
I'm back to experimenting again with references from your book. Such a valuable resource and have to say thank you again for sharing.
Hope all is well