Monday, January 21, 2008

Rusty Experiences

Address Book on Etsy

I had not created a thing for over a week between my trip away and waiting for my fingers to heal. Last night I headed into the art room and sat and stared at my desk a little hesitant at first, lots of ideas in my head, in the end I played with what was there - some papers and buckles I had rusted over the last few weeks.

Hanging Note Pad - Going home later in the week.

I have had a few people ask me how I achieve my rusty colour and wondered how to answer. I seem to use a lot of different methods to achieve the same shades of colour on different surfaces. For example, paint, shellac, bleach and vinegar, salt, Haymes Paint Effects, water pastels and coffee. Sometimes I combine multiple techniques. Often I am surprised by the colours that result.
ATC: But thousands die, without or this or that. Die and endow a college or a cat

~Alexander Pope~
Harvey is doing as well as can be expected. He spends most of his social time with Archer so perhaps I will let Archer fill you in later in the week. I don't think he is sad but he is still very serious and and bewildered by each new experience. Today I vacuumed for the first time since he arrived ... he is still under my desk recovering.

ATC: One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that the cat only has nine lives.
~Mark Twain~

13 comments:

Doreen G said...

As usual Julie these are wonderful pieces.

The Artful Eye said...

This is a beautiful piece. I love it when a plan comes together even if there wasn't really a plan to begin. Thanks for sharing.

Jen Crossley said...

Looks wonderful Julie love the address book!!!!!
Jen

Betzie said...

I love that address book as well... so unique!

Give Archer a big hug for me!

kelsey said...

Love the rusty pieces Julie and the atc's are fabulous! I too like using "deep" quotes sometimes...a nice foil to my flip ones! lol

Still Waters Studio said...

Beautiful work, as usual! I bet the etsy ones will sell fast.
Sherry

Cat said...

These are wonderful pieces - I just want to reach out and touch them. You do good art!

Ro Bruhn said...

Love the address book and your way with rust, it looks so authentic

Dot said...

Outstanding art as per usual Julie. And those ATC's are to die for! Love how you have used the belt buckles. Ronnie and Esmeralda approve of the kitty theme too!

Sulea said...

wow The rust effect is so yummy. Your technique explanation is fascinating and your book and atcs are gorgeous.

Judy said...

yaah for rust etc - looks awesome Julie.

ATCLindaB said...

oooh loving the rust as always, I am inspired now toget rusty again thanks to your divine eyecandy

Quiltmoose - Dagmar said...

Wonderful, rusty things that you created! Love the address book as well as the ATCs. Great work!