Is this better? (I thought the collages were cute, but hey, they want what they want!)
In other news: I came across a method to MAKE rust on things that are not rusty yet. I sacrificed a brownie pan. Who needs the calories.
The squares each are 22 by 22 from dupioni silk that was a light ecru, barely off white color. The hand of the pieces is still very soft. One would think that rust might be stiff. But it is not.
Dupioni is a plain weave ilk made by using a find thread in the warp and an uneven thread on the weft. The uneven thread is often two tangled cocoons. This creates a luster to the surface interspersed with slubs. I love the slubs.
This is the chain. It was very heavy and the links were more than half the width of my palm.
I was hoping to have more of a chain effect, but there are several places that came across. It actually looks like a giraffe body.
This is the bucket. It look just like the bucket, too.
I showed it to the crane guy's son and he was fascinated with the process and the result. I said several times that I always look for rusty things, but I don't think it registered with him that I WANTED rusty things.
I am going to link this post to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Friday, even though it is Sunday......I know, I know.