Sunday, 17 May 2009

A bit rusty

Tried out a new technique today - rust dyeing. This could become seriously addictive I fear ....

This is what I achieved in just half an hour and I ran out of table drying space. I tried out heavy weight tyvek, 300gsm watercolour paper and fabric (no pics of the fabric yet as it looks a fairly uninteresting dark brown until it dries and can be rinsed).


These are the tyvek pieces - some A4 and some A3 size pieces.








Close ups of some of my favourite areas





And I think this piece of watercolour paper is just stunning


And because it's so quick to do, I even did some more of my coursework piece!

2 comments:

marion said...

So what were you using? Ferrous sulphate? If so, where did you get it? I usually use rusty things...but that takes a while...

k baxter packwood said...

Congratulations - Some of your pieces are jaw dropping gorgeous!!! Yes this process is very addicting welcome to the rusting community! - Kimberly