Friday, April 8, 2011

Erosion Project Update

It's time to unwrap and discover what has become of all our buried/hung/exposed bundles after an amazingly fast 4 months out in the open! I was pretty excited to bring this one in and too see if my predictions were right. So what did happen?
The lovely white bundle above has become...

This pile of Ginger...
became this dark brown stain on the paper....
Top side in direct contact with Ginger, underside of paper shown below. I was surprised to get brown of this shade. I thought Ginger would create rust or mustard tones.
The tea leaves below became...
Wonderful brown patches! I love this shade but I'm a bit worried about it's lifespan
as tea also attracted mold which the Ginger did not.

Vintage brown card album pages wrapped the flattened Ginger and tea piles.
It became much lighter and quite a lot more vintage looking!
The brown paper bag that wrapped the piles and sat beneath the cloth gave me my favorite results!
I'm stoked with this! All shades of fabulous brown and 100% Eco friendly!
The formerly white string and cream velvet curtain off-cuts...

The bandage was also once white, the results here are my second favorite.
I can't wait to put this to good use!
Now I just have to decide what will become of all this! Nature certainly was good to me and gave me plenty to play with. My last few bundles gave me only mild results and I was disappointed. Doing the erosion bundle project for a 2nd year (and Seth Dis-Co project the year before that) has given me the chance to improve on my bundle contents. I guess you could say this bundle was a bit more intellectual than the others! haha. I really thought it out and didn't leave as much to chance. That said the biggest unknown factor was the BIGGEST factor of all...Mother Nature!

Thanks to Kris for hosting this!

10 comments:

Lisa said...

oh what fun to unwrap such a package..something only an artistic soul would appreciate! love the paper bag too...now make a nest out of it all!

Jo Archer said...

What a great idea using spices. I did one with flower petals and wire which rusted beautifully. Peony petals made wonderful hues of pink.

Look forward to seeing what you're going to do with it.

Mick said...

In a word - fabulous!

La Dolce Vita said...

great results!! cannot wait to see what you do with these!!

Jasmine said...

This is looking great Lisa. I was just looking at my wrapt trees. Some change but nothing dramatic. I may add a few extra ingredients and leave them for a few more months x

Connie said...

I think it all turned out really cool. The bag is really cool looking.

Lorraine said...

love all the shades of brown now I know what to use next year for good results or might put a new bundle out tomorrow!!!

Seth said...

I now designate you the best bundle maker in the land. You really worked it this time and it paid off. Talk about success! Cannot wait to see what these treasures become.

alteredbits said...

ooooh, these are ever so delightful and gorgeous!! you lucky girl you!! i forgot to put my most recent bundle out but since it's still icky weather, i shall do so within the next five minutes. everything of yours is just stunningly gorgeous!! (is that the bandage you used in deb's book?) LOVE!

byondbzr said...

Oh my, I LOVE how your bundle turned out, fabulous reveal!