Paulette Meldrum – Elements – Geode-Agate
I have always been intrigued by an agate paper weight we have at home. The paper weight is a cross section cut through a geode with a myriad of coloured agate crystals in the centre core and solid multi coloured bands from the core to the rough exterior of the geode. I have endeavoured to depict this colourful effect for our Elemental challenge. To achieve this a number of techniques were investigated and the following methods worked the best. Crumpled tissue paper was adherred to pellon which had already had a lightweight adhesive web fused on the front. The tissue paper piece was painted and enhanced with glimmer paint sticks. The outside band and the rocks were also painted adhesive web which was ironed onto fabric. The two central shapes of fabric were covered in crystal organza, stitched around the edge and then cut back with a soldering iron to fuse the edge.