Friday, 20 March 2015

2015 #5 Rusted Wall Hanging {by Lynne moncrieff}

2015 Theme 5: Deconstruction

Hi, Lynne Moncrieff (Adorn) here, joining you this evening with a wall hanging where many of the elements have been transformed with the use of Rusting Powder.  I first discovered this product in 2010 through a DT commitment.  Since then I have played with it many times, especially enjoying using this product to transform cotton fabric into something with texture and patina. The theme of deconstruction is carried throughout the wall hanging, including the way in which I made use of vintage book text for the focal stamped image and the treatment of embellishments.
For the rusting process work in a well ventilated area and protect your work surface as you will be working with vinegar which the rusting powder requires to be activated with. I find it useful to have the vinegar decanted into a spray bottle. Working from the centre of the fabric outwards, attach stencil with masking tape and with artist sponge brush apply Golden Gel Matt Medium to the stencil. 
You can either complete all of the stencilling before applying the Rusting Powder or as I do, add the Rusting Powder as I progress covering the fabric with the stencilled design.  Do not apply the vinegar until you have completed the full area of the fabric with the design. This photograph shows the Rusting Powder applied to the stencilled design. Remember to shake excess powder from the fabric before spraying vinegar.  At this point I leave overnight, allowing sufficient time for the activation process.

This is the end result.  There is an unpredictability to the outcome, which I like, as it is difficult to gauge the end result of the rusting, such as the depth of colour, etc.

At the time of preparing the fabric I also rusted a Tando Creative chipboard arch, Prima Wood Bellies Rulers   and Prima Resin Icons Black Keys and Padlocks.  

Now it is time to  commence with stamping.   The combination of the gold paint on the rusted chipboard arch added to the sense of faded decadence which I wanted to achieve.  MN96 was repeatedly stamped with Fresco Finish Old Gold by applying the paint with a sponge brush to the Mini stamp.


To continue the theme of deconstruction I stained vintage French book text with dissolved walnut ink crystals (or substitute with Distress Stain Walnut Ink). I wanted to play around with the stamped images from  LPC009 so I stamped  multiple times, with Staz-on Jet Black, onto pages which had been stained to varying degrees of depth with the walnut ink. The decorative script from  LPC032 was stamped in the same manner. On completion of the stamping I tore around each piece, sponging edges with Distress Ink Walnut Stain.


This photograph shows the built up layers of the fragmented stamped elements and the variation of the stained book pages when side by side.  

For the face area alone I collaged together six different pieces of stamping, creating a lovely variation in the colourways. Torn and curled scraps of Gothic book text were layered beneath the stamped elements.

Fragments of mica tile overlay areas of the stamped focal, bringing a glow and depth to those areas. The other elements I gathered together as I assembled the hanging were a beautiful length of vintage gold tassel trim, rusted tin wire and two Bezels.  Areas of the hanging were highlighted with  Treasure Gold Onyxite .  To allow the arch to hang I wrapped rusted wire around the rusted Prima key, prior to adhering the key to the top of the arch.  I then continued wrapping the wire to form a loop enabling the arch to be displayed.  

If you have not experimented with Rusting Powder then I hope this post will inspire you as the possibilities are endless and experimenting is half the fun! Just imagine how you can transform purchased embellishments or found items whether they be fabric, paper, wood or metal, etc. Or maybe you will look at your PaperArtsy stamps in a different light, fragmenting the stamped image and building up even the smallest of those layers. 
Lynne Moncrieff (Adorn

Wow so much gorgeous rusting, we adore the effect of the stencil rusting on fabric, so beautiful. Fantastic layering of torn paper and mica makes this a multi dimensional project.Thanks for sharing these great ideas ~Darcy

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Miriam said...

Gorgeous project.... love the rusting effect.

Helen said...

what an incredible project!!

Seth said...

Amazing Lynne. What you have created looks like an ancient relic.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Right, that's decided, I'm buying rusting powder! This is an amazing project, Lynne. Stencilling and rusting the fabric is so original and you have combined all your elements to create something that really has a feel of a church shrine to it. Very magical,

Lucy x

Craftyfield said...

I'm with Lucy... I want some rust! Great project Lynn.

PaperArtsy said...

Fabulous rustiness. The rusting powder is iron filings, so it will activate with water alone. But if you add vinegar, lemon juice or anything acidic it speeds up the process considerably. Love it on the fabric too. The gel has given great texture!!

Kirsten said...

Wonderful project, the rusting looks fantastic.

massofhair said...

I'm with Lucy & Christine need to buy some rusting powder! Stunning project:-) xxx

Julie Lee said...

What a wonderful project! It is a combination of everything amazing and magical! I love the rust on fabric! Fabulous use of the Lynne Perrella images - and book text - well - that's just marvellous! Lynne, I'm running out of superlatives. Totally inspiring! xxx

Deborah Wainwright said...

Excellent rusting to a fantastic make. Love it x

Julia Aston said...

Love the rusted look you achieved on this great project!

Unknown said...

I completely adore your deconstructed rusted hanging, Lynne! Your use of the Rusting Powder (I have 3 tubs of it myself!) on the fabric--Sooo Coool!! :) I love everything about this spectacular hanging with your Fabulous finishing touches of those mica tiles and the golden yellow silk tassling You've presented a wonderful project here at PaperArtsy, Lynne! Thank you sooo much!! XOXO-Shari

suzieq23 said...

Can someone explain de-construction art to me? Not sure I understand the technique. Seems like all the deconstructive art is different? Thank You.

Juliz Design Post said...

What a super project Lynne and your rusting is fantastic.
Julie xx

Cocofolies said...

Wow Lynne, I'm not a true adept of rusty things as you know, but this arch is so well done and gorgeous, I think I love it to bits despite not my personal style! Thank you for all the tips and details, your explanations are so clear and great as usual! Once again you did a fabulous work for PaperArtsy, you perfectly showcases these new stamps and all the stuff you received, so well deserved! Hugs, Coco xx

rachel said...

this is awesome Lynne - brilliant make x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderfully done!!!

Art By Wanda said...

Fabulous project!!! I must get me some rusting powder!!!

Dorthe said...

This is amazing Lynne, it looks like something old Greek icon -the stamped pieces of papers cut and laied together again, giving a gorgeous effect, and OH the rust is fantastic, dear. What a masterpiece !!
Dorthe, xx

Sue said...

Great effect with the rust powder. It looks really old.

Redanne said...

This is incredibly beautiful Lynne, a real work of art!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! What a gorgeous creation by Lynne ~ love this.

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow! What a gorgeous creation by Lynne ~ love this.

butterfly said...

I'm such a huge fan of rusting powder - and this is an incredible piece of work from Lynne... utterly beautiful.
Alison x

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