Thursday, March 6, 2008

Rusted map papers


I had mentioned on a previous post, the one titled "rusted fabric and lace", that I had also rusted map papers from an atlas, and that I might post them soon. So here they are. I really love these, but haven't used them yet, even though I rusted them six months ago. One of these days, I'm going to have to find a way to use them.

At any rate, they'd make great background papers, don't you think? I love maps and I love anything rusted, so I love these. If you want to know how to make them, please scroll down to the post on "rusted fabric and lace" and it explains what to do.

As soon as spring arrives, and it isn't so darn cold outside (like it is here in Colorado right now), I should make more of these out on the picnic table on the patio. (Regarding the cold weather, I don't think I've EVER been looking forward to spring more than I am right now. It's been a rough winter here, and not what we're used to.)

I encourage those of you who love rusted stuff to try this, you won't be disappointed. If you do, let me know how they turn out and how you like them.

Here's a toast to anything rusted!!!

17 comments:

christygrant said...

Hey, Val! These papers are so cool! I'm glad to see you have a blog and I will be adding your link to my blog now. :)

Jane B. said...

I love the rusted maps! Thank you so much for showing them to us, I definitely want to try this technique. Appreciate the inspiration!

Micki said...

These look fantastic.

"Sam" B said...

Val, I copied your instructions for rusted fabric & lace just because I love the rust. BUT put in on maps and I'm in heaven. OhboyOhboy, I can hardly wait. I can see these matted and framed with minimal embellishment. Something metal, a stamped compass, etc. I bought a huge atlas at the library's annual book sale for $1, now I know what I can do with some of it!

akatrix said...

Val, I read every word of your blog and LOVE everything you've created....this rusting is a phenomenal technique that has a lot of uses! Thanks so much for sharing...
Pat

Kim said...

Well if you're just going to ignore them , I'll use them lol! They look Very cool - I'm going to have to explore the rest of your blog (and add you to my links too :))

Laurie said...

My KNEES are rusted. Are you drinking a toast to them? xoxox laurie

mommadonna said...

Hi, I have never tried the Rust thing...but I will now! Very Cool idea....and thanks for sharing!
Donna

Kim said...

Very Cool! I have done rusted fabrics, but never rusted maps...I just bought an old National Geographic with LOTS of maps. Hmmmmmm. Fondly, Kim

Karen Owen said...

Your rusted maps are so cool!

~*~Patty said...

Thank you for the inspiration, makes me want to get my steel plates out (where ARE they anyway???) Using maps to rust is a fabulous idea, so much more exciting then regular paper! The would INDEED make wonderful backgrounds! TFS

Lori Roberts said...

Awesome Val! I bet they would look great on a cover of an altered book, sort of reminds be of the old program Bonanza! Maybe burning them around the edges would be a fun thing to do!

ScaryCheri said...

I love the rusted maps and the rest of your blog is so outstanding. I love the ideas and am going to try some tomorrow morning when I get up. What neat techniques with the pizz boxes and tissue papers. Thanks so much for sharing. Hugz, Scary

ceevee said...

These are fabulous!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

génial !! on dirait vraiment de la rouille qui a coulé sur le papier !! fantastique !
(They are fantastic)

alteredmymuse said...

I love these! I also love your other rusted fabric pieces. Too bad I can't play with this method - can't have a tetanus shot. Very nice!

Pam
http://alteredmymuse.wordpress.com/

papercracker said...

I am sorry, I can't remember how I found your blog. (I am always curious to know how people find me, and try to return the favour.) Anyway, I love these rusted papers and I am going to try some! I have a blog and will post pictures when I have them done and link it back to your site. Thanks for the great info.
Debbie aka papercracker
http://www.papercracker.blogspot.com