Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Rusting Fabric/Collage - WOYWW #231

No, these are not steaks cooking on the grill, but rather rusted things being used to rust fabric!  I use a concoction of vinegar and salt, rusted objects (in this case a horse shoe, piece of rusted iron, spark plug and a rusted hinge...along with bottle caps and whatever I can find).  Canvas or cotton ducking is dampened and then added to a plastic bag with the concoction.  After leaving the bag outside for about a week the fabric should be ready to dry in the sun and use in my art!

Aren't they beautiful!  It's kinda like Christmas when opening the bag to find the wonderful patterns of rust on the fabric!  Be sure to add the vinegar or your fabric will grow mold spores!! Like this!

Or some might call these mildew spots!  In any case,,,they too add some great patterns to the fabric!
Here are a couple of examples of how I use my rusted fabric in mixed media fabric collage!

Sooo, this is what's on my workdesk today!  What about you?  To see more of what others are doing around the world just click the link
Because blogger won't allow me to do it any other way!  :(

Have a great Wednesday y'all!