Rust, Layer, Embellish Workshop
Rusting is a unique method of surface decoration that can be used on paper, cloth and canvas to convey a sense of weathered, rustic and decayed processes. It can be applied to any type of artwork, including painting, dyeing, journaling, book making, stitching, garment making, wall-hangings, and so on.
In this half day introduction, we will concentrate on producing a collection of paper samplers on all sorts of textured papers from w/c papers to unique cotton rag. Using rust dye techniques, you will create paper surfaces perfect for artist books, collage, stitch etc. We will also learn rust eco dye bundling on silk and vintage linen to create beautiful lengths of cloth.
While rust usually creates lovely browns, other colours – such as reds, oranges, blues, greys and purplish hues - can be achieved, depending on the types of substrates and mordants used and by the layering of rust marks.
In this workshop, mixed media/textile artist Grace Cross will share her knowledge and experience of multiple rusting techniques. You will experiment and build up a collection of samples using a variety of rust dye techniques on paper and bundling on silk and linens.
Supplied: All mordants, some speciality papers, fabric strips & morning tea. (Because special materials have to be ordered in the refund policy is 14 days)
To Bring: Email tutor for list of supplies the students can bring
Numbers: Maximum of 7. There is a minimum of 4 students per workshop for them to go ahead.