Tuesday, 10 January 2012

ENAMEL EXPERIMENTS

I seem to be getting the year off to a swift start and spent the last few days cutting and enamelling steel to make this concertina book about the

Oxford University Museum of Natural History. My dilemma now is, do I enamel the end boards or leave them in bare steel to let them rust?













14 comments:

Caroline said...

The book looks amazing, so beautiful! and I do like the idea of the rusty ends. X

Patricia G said...

It's such a lovely piece of work Sue. I like the ends being dark and relatively plain to contrast with the other pages. If you decide to enamel them I'd keep them simple.

Wendy Rhodes said...

OOh, let them rust, the contrast to the white will be delicious!x

Ps. It'll give you a chance to start a second version....

Carole said...

This is absolutely amazing work Sue! I'd say enamel these ones to give it a completely completed look. Stunning either way.

Queen of the Tea Cosies said...

Wow. Love it.

Jill said...

What a fabulous piece - I love the 'cow parsley' ends rusty or not.

sukipoet said...

so beautiful.

Printed Material said...

rust, rust, RUST!! Would you expect me to say anything else? The book is a work of art with some great imagery from the museum. Love the cupboards and shelves etc. Now you're on a roll what's next?

Are you curious about me? said...

So, so beautiful

I say let them rust the juxtaposition of the enamel and rust will look amazing..

Caroline said...

Decisions, decisions!! This is a wonderful piece, Sue - try the rust on this and make another!

carol whiteford said...

Beautiful and imaginitive work. just love your "book".

Tricia said...

What a great book! I love butterflies at the best of times.
but this book is very special. My
favourite parts are the cow parsley.
Rust or not? Hard decision:)

Velma said...

wonderful!

Maj said...

both - enamel part - very decently, and rust the rest