Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Bits of Rust

Pages for a swap
done on watercolor paper.
The theme of the recipient's book
is Rust, a bit of a challenge for me
since I am often drawn to
using bright colors in my work.
Subdued color and actual
rusted metal was the goal.
Managed to work in some
copper, fabric, metallic thread
and painted cardstock as well.

A bit of embroidered fabric is combined
here with rusty bits--washers I think--
watercolor, metallic thread, stamped designs,
and a DaVinci quote.

Back of page with a library pocket
to hold a tag. Copper wire,
silk leaves in a "copper" color, fabric,
and a rusted flattened bottle cap
are incorporated here.


Tag inside the library card pocket,
with an original poem and
a vintage charm from my
grandmother's stash of
craft supplies.
These pages are about 8 12" x 11"
and holes were punched to 
be collected into a ring binder.

A swap is a good way to stretch
yourself and try subjects you
wouldn't otherwise consider!


  1. Wonderful
    Rusty creations!!!

  2. WOW WOW WOW - Dianne - these rust pages are fascinating and so fantastic - you will be a hard act to follow when it comes my turn to do the rust! Hugs,

  3. I am in total awe of these. I keep looking at them and admiring them and saying WOW, these are mine. These pages have your look all over them, even with the wonderful rust, layers of peeling paint, copper wire, and vintage pieces. I was even more impressed when I read you used something of your Grandmother's. That put tears in my eyes. Thank you, thank you!

  4. My goodness...these are all fantastic!

  5. These are awesome Dianne. You sure have been busy. See you Saturday. Hugs

  6. Yes I DID have to run right over here and click a big Follow after seeing these pages on Elizabeth's blog.


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