Archive for the ‘Materials’ Category

Thoughts, Words, Actions, Habits, Character

Thursday, September 15th, 2022

Thoughts become words. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become character.

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Text
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Materials–paper, linen fiber, rust, printed text.
6″ x 4″ x .75″


Threat

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

Code Used–The most dangerous threat to society is a person in power who has nothing left to lose.

Threat

Bookmark Knotted Code–the word See repeated.

Threat

Threat

Threat
Threat

Threat

The Most
Threat

Threat

Dangerous
Threat

Threat
Threat

Threat

To Society
Threat

Is A
Threat

Person
Threat

In Power
Threat

Who Has
Threat

Threat

Nothing
Threat

Left To
Threat

Lose
Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Threat

Materials–Paper, paste paper, cotton fiber, rust.


Sealant Copper Rust Test

Wednesday, September 14th, 2022

CMC used to seal copper rust.

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CMC did seal without too much alteration. The good part–without the CMC application, the copper rust stains my fingers. With CMC, no stain.

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Lies/Truth

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

Cover Code–Lies
Book Code–If we hear enough lies we no longer recognize the truth.

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies

Lies
Lies

Materials–Paper, Cotton Fiber, Rust, Twigs.


Rust on Paper Test

Sunday, September 11th, 2022

It is easy peasy to make red /brown rust, but green, blue, and grey and a little tricky. Not all wire that appears to be copper works. Not all copper coated wire works.

I used a copper garden mesh that is meant to keep varmints and wormy guys away from plants. I purchased a box of the mesh years ago, but it was too thin to use as a base for embroidery.

The paper is the green mask paper typically used for house painting. I cut a long strip, accordion folded triangles, and inserted a hair pin in every crease. The result was areas of pale brown to pink with large splotches of the original green.

Today I replaced the hairpins (two holes for them to slide through) and sandwiched the paper between layers of the copper mesh. Wrapped the lot with a cotton cord. 12:33pm

Rust Tests

Rust Tests

Placed the lot in a solution of white vinegar, peroxide, and salt.

Rust Tests

I flipped the bound paper several times.

Rust Tests

Added more salt after each flip. 12:48pm

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Removed the bound paper from the solution. 1:20pm

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The copper is oxidized nicely. 2:41pm

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Ready to view the result. 5:03pm

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The dark brown lines are the hair pins.

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Unrolled
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Some lovely results.

Rust Tests

Rust Tests

Rust Tests


Men Plant Trees Book–Hope

Monday, July 25th, 2022

The code is the word, Hope.

Book

Book Binding

Book Binding

Book Cover

Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Page 9

Page 10

Page 11

Materials–Roofing felt, linen fiber, watercolor paper, paste paper, PVA, oak leaves, printed text.

Scale
Closed 5.25″ x 6.25″ x .5″
Open 9.75″ x 6.25″


Six Pocket Small Book

Monday, July 25th, 2022

Bead Closure

Label Changed

2022 September 14
Not happy with printed text, or copied text. My handwriting in pencil on waxed paper.

Handwriting in Pencil

Bead Closure Removed

Text Inside Front

Pages with Oak Leaves

Text Inside Back

Materials–paper, fiber, pit-fired bead, oak leaves, printed text, wax, PVA
Scale: Closed 4.25″ x 1.5″ x 1.25″, Open 4.25″ x 3.25″ x .5″


Dad 10 Year Anniversary Book

Tuesday, July 19th, 2022

Tomorrow will be the 10th anniversary of the death of my dad.
Currently researching how to make art in the book format. Thought I would try a few things and also make a little piece to celebrate my dad.

The code is based on Morse/Celtic Tree Code.

Code is Dad
Book Cover
Code is Date of Birth and Death
Dates
Ten Years
Ten Years
Lost
Lost
Not
Not
Forgotten
Forgotten

Materials–Paper, paste paper, cloves, fiber, roofing felt, knife (found in Dad’s things).
4.75″ x 3″ x 1.25″

Paste paper–Recipe based on Penland video–

Paste-Paper Painting

Watch Yourself

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Watch Yourself

Watch Yourself
Watch Yourself

Watch Yourself

Watch Yourself

Materials–hardware cloth, wood, steamer parts, fiber (linen, cotten,and Bamboo), mirror, safety pins, wax.

Scale–10.5″ x 12.5″ x1.75″


Flowers Evoke Memories

Saturday, June 11th, 2022

Code is three words stitched vertically–flowers evoke memories.

Flowers Evoke Memories

Flowers Evoke Memories

Flowers Evoke Memories

Materials–altered found frame, paint, PVA, dried flowers, cork, paper, bamboo fiber, tacks.

Scale–7.5″ x 10.25″ x 1.75″