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More Rust Love
Another sample of LOVE spelled out in rust.   Delicious!    A bunch of rust samples on coffee filters.   The large nails I used are vintage railroad-type nails.  They are beefy and transfer well.  I'll have a slew of these on hand for my workshop in Virgini...

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LOVE Rust
If you keep your left eye closed and blink twice, you might be able to see the word LOVE, inadvertently spelled out on 4 random rusted coffee filters.  I couldn't have done this on purpose if I tried.    More samples of rust art made from bending wire and t...

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Playing with rubber cement resist
I think I found this technique on Pinterest.   I poured rubber cement in a bottle with a spout made for writing.  I took out some watercolor paper and cardstock, and began to scribble. After that dried, the real fun began.  I used watercolor crayons, a bit ...

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Rust on the Inside
Inside cover and first page We will decorate the pages just like would any other journal.  I sketch occasionally, but this journal lends itself to any art techniques.  Since the coffee filter pages are now richly dyed with the rust patina, there is minimal ...

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Held by the Earth...
Held by the Earth, Felled by the wind. Today I was invited to experience it (a generic forest) :> Today during my usual, weekly hike through the woods, I was gifted with an amazing occurrence.   I heard and then saw a huge tree fall in the forest.  And yes,...

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Rust and the ArtBound book
And here's the reason for naming this class ArtBound.  We will be binding our own books and weaving bamboo sticks into the binding.    The bamboo and hemp will be provided for you.    Here's the portal: ART & SOUL

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Rust at Art and Soul
 A couple more samples I made for my Art & Soul/Virginia Beach workshop.  Above is the result of wrapping decorative metal ribbon three times into a coffee filter.  Love this one!  The top two areas had direct contact with both sides of the metal and the bo...

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Art and Soul Rust Workshop
I am offering Rust & the ArtBound Book workshop for Art and Soul in Virginia Beach.  I've come up with a few ideas we will use to rust coffee filters and make a journal out of them. One of these ideas is in the pic below:  rusty wire sculpting.  Stay tuned ...

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Playing with Yupo and Alcohol Inks
I finally got some Yupo paper and tried a fun technique using some stencils.  I saw the idea here: Yupo and alcohol After letting the stencil dry on the Yupo, I reactivated it with a spray of rubbing alcohol 91% and placed it on deli paper. Just playing.  A...

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Q 52!! Another Cover Sample
Quite different than the last one, this one is darker and more 'edgy'  The cone is covered with black paper I sanded over a stencil.  I used black hemp for the lacing and black and grey in the other elements.   Fun and spontaneous; never brain surgery or ro...
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