Thursday, 15 April 2010

Erosion Bundle Project, Take 5: Harvesting

After 3.5 months I have harvested my erosion bundles. Erosion huh? You would think that living in an area with huge rust problems, I would get, I don’t know – something?
Remember the hint of yellow on the bottom of the bundles?
I don’t know where it came from, because inside I only found some teeny tiny spots of rust
The nuts and bots look pretty much the same as at the beginning.
I’ll keep the string to add some texture to my project.
I’m going to have to get really creative on this one, getting full value of the few rusty spots and the hints of yellow on the white wrappings! I admit I was a bit disappointed at first, but I think this will be fun; it might be a small piece, but a real challenge! My initial thought was to iron the damp fabric dry, but I love how crinkled they are; maybe I’ll keep some of them like that. Mmmm, lots of possibilities.

I’ll keep the nuts and bolts for another go; there is not much chance that fall will be dry….

13 comments:

  1. Lite rust kanskje, men jeg er ganske sikker på at du får til noe flott ut av dette :-) Enig med deg at de krøllete stoffene har sin sjarm.

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  2. WOW! Your bundles amaze me! They are so clean...almost pristine. This is so interesting...and I want to know why erosion is not evident? I mean you don't even have one spot of mold. Such a mild result. I really am excited to see how what you create.

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  3. it is amazing that they are so pristine!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Aha - someone else with a big challenge! I think you'll do something delicate and amazing with your bundle.

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  5. Aw I know that must be a disappointment to you and a surprise too. Have you tried burying the bundles? LOL We do that for primitive doll making sometimes - bury the cloth or whole doll in the backyard for a time. Actually have put them under car tires and run over them too LOLOLOL

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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog and for nice comment, fortsætter lige på dansk, mine bundter er rustet så meget, fordi jeg har brugt meget rustne ting og lagt i, de skruer du har brugt tror jeg er overflade behandlet og kan derfor ikke ruste, men det er utroligt at det er så fint og rent efter flere måneder ude.
    Mange hilsner fra Anni

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  7. Too bad, it looks like most of your nuts and bolts are galvanized, so they didn't rust. I think regular old nails would go nice and rusty! I once saw on a blog someone rubbed muslin against a mossy tree trunk and it transferred beautiful soft green patterns....if I could only remember who that was!

    I like your positive attitude, though. It sounds like you have lots of ideas of what to do with the fabric...are you allowed to try more erosion on the finished product?

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  8. I got little change with my bundle too...although when I look at your lovely white and your contents i am really suprised you still have white. Perhaps next time you need to start with already rusting things?
    Have fun with the next stage! I am sure it will be an interesting journey!

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  9. Interesting... I had some wire that did the same as your metal... it was like it was too new. COOL to see what you create with your goodies!!

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  10. My bundle has not weathered much either. But your contents look fabulouse. I'm sure you will work magic.

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  11. Hej igen, ja så er det nok vejret der er skyld i at det ikke er rustet, mine bundter fik først vand sidst i februar da det begyndte at regne, og det var først da at jeg kunne se at der skete noget, vinteren der plejer at være meget våd har også i Danmark været tør, med en masse sne.
    Hilsen Anni

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  12. Your bundle has amazing potential. I love your choice of items and look forward to seeing what you do with all of this!
    (hey)Jude
    www.strawmountainblog.blogspot.com

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  13. Oh my, I am a little disappointed, too. Such a neat idea, though. Would it be cheating if next time you soaked the cloth in white vinegar? I have had very fast rusting results, (sometimes within hours) of wrapping metal objects up in muslin soaked in vinegar. Also I wonder what would happen if the erosion bundle was buried? Maybe the dampness of the ground would add in the erosion process? Anyway, bravo for trying, the idea still really fascinates me!
    (and never-the-less, I am sure you will do something wonderful with the contents!)

    PS. Was just reading the comments and Poppyprint mentioned cloth rubbed on a mossy tree trunk... that might have been me :
    http://thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com/2009/07/of-moss-and-muslin-birth-of-new-art.html

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