Friday, December 18, 2009

Sandstone No. 3

Rust and Stitching

Earth and Stitching

The details Sandstone No. 3 circa 2000 Compost Dyed, Natural Dye Painted, Rusted, and Pigment Painted Silk Dupioni Fabric.  Machine Stitched.

Removing Excess Rust

Removing Excess Rust now up on

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

How to remove heavy areas of rust from my rusted fabric?

Question of the Day: How to remove heavy areas of rust from my rusted fabric?

You neutralize the rusted fabric with baking soda water first and then if there are chunks left behind, ok I leave mine because I like the look, you can put a baking soda paste on the fabric to help break it down. Keep in mind that sometime...s the rust chunks simply do not go away but it's worth a try.

Rubbing in with a toothbrush also helps, I have done this but gotta admit I have one piece of fabric that was super chunky and decided to work with it instead of trying to get rid of the rusted areas.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Forest Harvest Box 1

Still working on the whole less is more concept with my boxes ;-)  This box for the most part is done, although I may alter this one when I get it back, I'm not sure how I feel, still, about the silk flowers.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Scorched Wax

Well what can I say at least the wax didn't catch on fire!  Scorched wax is bad enough but yes I'm glad it didn't catch on fire.  Tomorrow is a new day and I'll start over with a fresh batch of encaustic medium.

WIP - Encaustic