Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Rust dyeing

Found some odd metal, roof tiles, at the home improvement store so tossed a couple into a vinegar, water and salt bath and the next day wrapped a scrap piece of muslin around the already rusting metal and drenched it with more vinegar. Two days later glorious patterns had printed onto the muslin including the price tag on the back side! At first I was upset by that and then I thought that maybe it might be a good idea for a resist. Yep, this is from one piece of metal. The folded muslin made 5.5 prints.

Quote: I have a promiscuous muse. My muse wants to own every color, work in many media, and in numerous genre. Mary Klotz

I'm immersed in an online felting workshop, nothing to show yet, but having a blast!

3 comments:

Val Foster said...

Very, very cool, Gail. These are really great! Now tell me, was the roof tile made out of metal? Is that what you used to rust these? I'm a bit confused. Anyway it was well worth your effort, to end up with these. Just wonderful.

Sandy said...

I like your rust dyeing. I haven't tried it yet.

Liz said...

Very impressive! Love the colours in these.