Saturday, 20 January 2018

Rusty Silk Paper

I laid down the silk laps...

...put some of the throwster's waste on top...

...sprinkled it with Angelina fibres...

..and waited for it to dry overnight.

The results were even better than I expected!!





I've backed it with black lightweight iron-on interfacing...

...and the machining with copper metallic thread has now begun!





The paint boxes have been thoroughly trawled...

...and beautiful shades of copper and rust have taken up residence on my work-table.

I'm loving this!!

:-)

x C

8 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Copper islands in the sea?s Suspense is building on what might be next!

Chris Gray said...

...not too much longer Mary Ann ;-)

Living to work - working to live said...

Rich with possibility. Xx

Chris Gray said...

...you're right there Hilary!! :-D

Christine Harding said...

It looks beautiful, but I am curious... Presumably the various components are held together with the 'gloop' you mention in a previous post.. So, what is gloop please? And do you just brush it over your silk bits and pieces? And you are stitching into it, so is it flexible? And can you add embellishments?

Chris Gray said...

Yes Christine...initially the gloop (wallpaper paste) holds it all together. I lay the fibres onto some plastic mesh that I've brushed with the paste...then put more paste on top and massage it in with my hands to make sure it's all gone through. Let it dry then iron it and attach a very fine interfacing on the back - this helps to stabilise it all so that you can stitch into it.
Hope this helps

C

Christine Harding said...

Thank you Chris - you make it sound so easy!

Chris Gray said...

That's because it IS easy!! Nothing technical or difficult...and it can't turn out "wrong". If you don't like the first result...put more fibre on and change it with more gloop!! :-)