Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Rust




Hi Everyone!
I was a bit stuck for ideas for my Rust tag at first, then I remembered  a technique I had learned whilst doing my City and Guilds in Embroidery and Stitched Textiles, using a heat gun. I thought this would be just the thing to reproduce the idea of rust peeling away. 

I took a piece of  synthetic organza which I had previously stitched, together with some Lutrador, and heated them with the heat gun, which caused them to shrivel at different rates.

I used pelmet vilene for the background and painted it with Burnt Umber acrylic. Then I added some hand stitch with rust coloured ribbon. I would have put more stitch in, but it was really difficult to do, so I decided less would be more!

Great rainy day tags last week! Thanks for all your feedback. 
Looking forward to seeing all your Rust tags now!


17 comments:

  1. I love this technique, it must feel crispy like rust, too! Great colours and textures, Jane xx

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  2. Brilliant idea! Love it very much. x

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  3. How interesting! Great color!

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  4. Brilliant textures - I'd love to see it close up :o)

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  5. Lovely technique and such a beautiful tag. I suspect it is even more beautiful up close. cameras just don't do justice to things like this.

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  6. Wonderful effect generated, the central colours are beautiful :0)

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  7. Thanks for your comments. I have posted a close up for you.
    Jane x

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  8. Another wonderful technique. The colours are glorious. Hugs Mrs A.

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  9. Super - love the peeling layers! Carolyn x

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  10. Wonderful technique, great tag! Valerie

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  11. Jane your tag is so wonderful, love the way you made the layers, thanks for sharing how you did.
    Anni

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  12. great technique with great results - stunning tag! I am still learning the many effects you seem to be able to get with heated Lutradur- it looks so good in your tag for the aged peeling look.

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  13. WOW!!! Fantastic creation... Love the textures... Hugs May x x x

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  14. Wow! Tag tuesday is so amazing you learn so much.
    Regards from

    Pat x

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  15. I am learning so much this week Jane. Another fab technique. Love the touch of green. Beautiful tag

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