Friday, May 7, 2010

Erosion Bundle Reveal

I took down my Erosion Bundles. I had to hang the one in the ivy up in the sun to dry a bit before I cut it apart though. Above is the first picture of the bundle that had been in the ivy. I never considered that it might end up smelling musty. The inside pages weren't dry and so it's currently laying on the back porch to hopefully air out while drying. The cloth it was wrapped in was all crusted with leaves and had some holes in the corners and bottom. Here is a couple of pics of the inside of the book. I was surprised to find that in both bundles the chalk stayed hard. I was really hoping for some fabulous saturation of colors.
And here are a couple of pics of the hanging bundle. I really like how the paint from the canvas kinda melted to the copper and the effects. I was really hoping for more tarnishing on the copper but it wasn't directly exposed.
I learned some things in this process for next time as I do hope there is a next time:
Papers will smell musty if in a bundle on the ground
Chipboard just gets wet although some did fall apart (because it got wet)
The whole bundle needed to have more exposure to the elements to really deteriorate.
Multiple papers will stick together once wet
All in all I might have realized these things before if I had thought about it, but I didn't. I just threw a bunch of stuff in to see what would happen. I can't wait to make some art with it all. The deadline for art is August 15th I believe. I need to go look at others bundles to see how they turned out.


  1. Oh! you got some pretty good results! We've all learned from this project....The one thing I have heard over and over again is that people won't wrap their stuff up so tightly so that each element gets more exposure.
    Looking forward to seeing what you create!

  2. How cool! Love the colors on those pages!

  3. Well... aren't WE the talented little caregiver/artist/hot-shot Fantastic work babe. The effects rock.