The Inner Decay (for PaperArtsy)

Hello Everyone
When I was approached to create a post on the theme of Deconstruction for the PaperArtsy blog I knew immediately that I would be utilising rusting powder to transform cotton fabric into something which, I hope, would resemble a piece of rich textile which has become timeworn, weathered over the decades.
As so often is the case with me, I start with a rough idea but it can take another direction if I happen to cast my eyes upon a particular item lying in my wee craft space.  In this instance I spied a piece of leftover Tando chipboard, with a shape which all of a sudden found the pieces of the puzzle fitting into place and I knew I had the perfect Lynne Perrella stamp to work with, the design of the stamp echoing the shape of the Tando piece.
The theme was carried throughout with each element having a symbolism and significance to the piece as a whole.  I so enjoyed working on this piece for PaperArtsy. This is a little snippet.deconstructionlynnemoncrieffIf I haven’t visited your blogs or chatted for a while then know it is because the enforced time away from all continues and can only hope that it isn’t too long before I am able to catch-up with all of you.  Know how much I appreciate your visits and if you happen to be curious about my PaperArtsy blog post then that is wonderful especially as it was such an enjoyable process creating this for their Deconstruction theme. The tutorial can be viewed HERE.


14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie Lee
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 21:52:18

    I loved this project, Lynne. The idea of rusting the fabric was lovely and it really does resemble something time-worn and with a fascinating history. I do hope you will soon be able to chat with us again. Meanwhile it is always a joy to visit you. xxx


  2. Shari T.
    Mar 24, 2015 @ 22:47:09

    Lynne, this creation reminds me of an itty bitty tapestry panel! It’s so aged and antiqued with the rusting and collaged image–Priceless!! I follow PaperArtsy, so I didn’t miss this at their blog 🙂 I’m so glad that you’re featuring a little bit of it here today 🙂 Best Wishes!! XOXO-Shari


  3. Shelly Schmidt
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 03:22:36

    Love. Love. and Love this project! Your rusting is really nice and I love all of the elements together! Hoping you are well and just taking a break!


  4. wandahentges
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 05:26:36

    A fabulous project, Lynne!!! I’ve never tried the rusting powder and must get some soon!!


  5. Dorthe
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 10:23:43

    It is so very beautiful, dear Lynne- the rust giving it that amazing colour tone, and the “puzzle” of stamped pieces ,making a whole, is gorgeous.
    I`m so glad to see you here today, take care my dear, and see you when possible!
    Hugs, Dorthe


  6. suesartofcraft
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 14:52:05

    I love this project. The rust powder really ages the piece. I’ve never tried it but once again you’ve inspired me Lynne.


  7. Anne R
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 16:37:34

    An absolutely stunning piece of art, it looks positively ancient! Your explanation of the rusting technique is superb, I think I will get my pot out again and have another go now! Take care. Hugs, Anne xx


  8. coco
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 19:58:08

    Just a quick visit tonight as like you my dear Lynne, I’m so busy and exhausted… 😦 The pace of life and craft is sometimes a vicious circle, even if I love creating. As you know probably if you look at your comments on PA’s blog, I have loved your destructured creation, SO unique and beautiful!!! Hugs, all my wishes for you in this moment, Coco xxx


  9. barnie
    Mar 25, 2015 @ 23:07:17

    Have just taken a look, a fabulous piece.


  10. marjiekemper
    Mar 26, 2015 @ 14:13:56

    Oh, Lynne, I’m just back from the full reveal – that’s the most beautiful rusty piece! Absolutely gorgeous.


  11. Samantha Read
    Mar 26, 2015 @ 16:02:25

    Totally amazing Lynne, nothing quite like a rusty, gothicy window 🙂 xx


  12. Ira
    Mar 26, 2015 @ 17:34:21

    I first read your text, I then headed over to the other blog and subsequently came back here, I am genuinely impressed with your Gothic window Lynne, it definitely oozes history and has that particularly nice worn feel that such windows are supposed to have. Fabulous make again!


  13. butterfly
    Mar 27, 2015 @ 23:52:56

    Definitely heading over to see more of this… I’m also struggling to keep up with visiting, but glad to have a moment to catch up a little.
    Alison xx


  14. CarolS
    Apr 04, 2015 @ 18:06:23

    I hope all is well! I also have been away for some time now!
    Life sure has a knack for getting in the way of our crafty fun doesn’t it?
    Take care!


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