I went to a car boot sale a few weeks ago and found these brass pieces with our old coinage on them - a halfpenny, penny and farthing. They measure 4" across. As with all C&G courses there is a core of techniques one of which is rubbings. I have made rubbings of all sorts of things whilst doing these courses and rather than doing the same ones again (boring) Iwas looking for something different and I remembered having these.
Isn't this beautiful. They make great designs. Just shows you if you find something, whether you have plans for it at the time or not take it home. I am glad I did bring these home - they were only £1 each!First of all I made rubbings on cartridge paper. I did have some wax crayons but I couoldn't find them. I did have rubbing wax in black and some metallic ones. The one on the bottom right is purple metallic wax (there's the purple again!) They looked nice a crisp and so I decided to try them on fabric.
I used a piece of textured paper. I first used the rubbing wax on the paper and it looked so good that I decided to apply it to a fabric background. I used Esterita Austen's Misty Fuse (the white one). I love this it's so fine and works really well with tulle and chiffons.
Here's a closup of it. Because I used wax I was wondering if I could add a colour wash on the top. I want to enjoy it for a little while first before I try that - I might spoil it. Maybe I will leave it black and white ...... decisions, decisions.