Tuesday, September 15, 2009

colour and sprays and rusty stuff


Many of you know that I am very fond of a certain airline's paper towels and I usually collect a pile whenever I fly. Rae has dyed 10 for me in Cradle mountain colours to go in my pommy bags. She also rusted a few for me as well. These are really yummy and they are so rusty that I am collecting the residue which falls off every time I touch them. I am going to have to seal them up with acrylic wax when I get to use them. Maybe a little Glitz Spritz over the top might just do a trick or two as well..... The especially nice thing about these particular towels is the grid like pattern all over which you can see on the edges when you enlarge the pics. I have been known to give them away at workshops and after talks but I am starting to feel more mean about them in case the airline stops stocking them....




I am pleased with the Starburst Sprays on each of the silk fabrics we sell. I did 2 colour sets and the sparkle on the fabrics is lovely. Of course the different fabrics take the colour differently but the mica is very evident in places especially the coppery ones. I ironed them all with a hot iron and I have sponged some parts with water and so far the colour is very stable. Obviously you would not be washing as a garment but being able to use these on fabrics is quite a bonus. On polycotton they were rather thin but the silk loves them - and so do I.... My scanning is not brilliant - I will have to get Ian the photo man to do a better job for me. The grain in the silk noil is a bit tricky.


4 comments:

Heather said...

These are so lovely Dale and those rusty paper towels are fantastic. Such a simple thing but so effective.

Doreen G said...

Oooh yummo girl they look great.

Caitlin Mullally said...

I love this rusting effect! I may use it in my own work, what rusting powder did this person use?

Caitlin

Downunderdale said...

We sell rusting powder at the thread studio - that us what we use

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