- Laura Krasinski
- I was 53 in June. I feel like I'm 30. I live in Cold Cold Wisconsin. But, I love it here.. I found fabric and quilting about 8 years ago.. I fell in love with it.. I also enjoy paper art.. I'm not sure how I kept my sanity before I started doing art. I found rubber stamps about 10 years ago and have gone on to anything and everything.. I have been blessed with creative talents and love to express myself in art. I have 2 children .. one girl who is 15 and a boy who is 17. My husband and I love to hunt,canoe and just enjoy the outdoors together.. We all love the outdoors and go up to northern Wisconsin as often as possible. I'm a 14 year breast cancer survivor.. you can view more of my art at http://laurakrasinskiquilts.blogspot.com www.picturetrail.com/barngirl or my teaching, lecture and vending schedule here http://laurakrasinskisartontherun.blogspot.com
Friday, November 23, 2007
I attended the Mancuso quilt show and came home with a piece of rusted fabric. I was intrigued with it. It happened that that same weekend my husband and I went to an auction. He ended up buying a barn and all the contents in it were rusted.. So I gathered up a bunch of pieces to try my hand at rusting fabric. I found some info on a website and began. First I mixed 50/50 ratio of white vinegar and water.. I soaked the fabric with it.. Then I placed the rusted pieces on and around the fabric. THe first batch I made turned out just ok.. See the third photo... I had some solution left so I grabbed some fabrics that were light in color but, had some images on them.. I soaked these fabric longer and turned them around in the container for about a week.. The first ones I only had in for a few days. So these are the fabrics I ended up with...after you are finished rusting the fabric you have to put it in a solution of salt and water.. 50/50... for about 15 minutes.. Then throw them in the washer with a mild soap..I used shampoo...This was really fun and I can't wait to get back to the barn to collect some more rusted cans...