Els Mommers – Recycle – Rust
Artist Statement: RECYCLE: Rust
I was just collecting and drying teabags and coffeepads when the theme Recycle was announced, so I decided to use them on a rusted piece of fabric.
Material: Rusted fabric, dried teabags and coffee-pads, metallic gold fabric paint, metallic gold thread, variegated cotton thread, acrylic gel medium, gilders paste gold, paintstick gold, feather, fabric beads, very small rusted clothpins, beads.
Techniques: rusting, stenciling, appliqué, machine-embroidery, hand and machine quilting.