Friday, May 18, 2007
I tried and I tried but it just didn't happen,then I started pulling the trash out of the garbage can. In the bottom, I knew, that I tossed the whole container of vinegar, fabric and steel wool. What?You ask, was I doing with all that mess in the first place? Well, 4 of us in the Altered Art group wanted to try our hand at rusting,,, so we did. But on Tuesday it was still just a dirty mess with smidgeons of steel wool floating around and attaching itself to the fabric. Yucky and smelly.
I thought I might save it but instead I threw it all in the trash can. On Thursday I dug deep to the bottom of the can, through all that other trash only to find it. Sure enough, it all rusted through and through. Now what lovely project deserves these beautifully colored fabrics? hmmmm. Maybe some pages in Meg's altered book? Hmmm .... nice idea, I think that I will write it down and sketch it out so I don't forget.
I guess impatience was the one key ingredient that kept me from seeing that fabric turn rusty. I just didn't add enough of that to the mix.