Friday, May 01, 2009

Disintegration Revealed


original reveal day
Today is the day we all reveal our paper bundles that were left out for nature to disintegrate.

A nasty windy thunderstorm took mine down one night and i had to find what i could of it and staple it together, then reattach to the tree. We've had quite a bit more rain since then, but it stayed put. it has seen hail, rain, thunder and lightening. Sunny days and cloudy days. I photographed it today, took it down and brought it inside. I put it on the kitchen counter and left to run a few errands. When i returned i found ants all over the counter and the paper bundle-yuk! immediately had to douse it in water-alot of water to get rid of them. It took about 20 min and i think i got them all. Once the paper dries, i know what i want to do with it since we are now to make an art piece with them.
fast forward a few hrs: still finding ants! they are hiding in the recesses of the papers...

6 comments:

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

I like the distress paper !! I should have add more paper !!

Judith. ..de Santa Fe said...

I love the way you rolled your paper and wrapped it together -- -
sorry to hear the ants liked it,too!

Thanks for stopping by by little blog-

Judith

Robyn said...

Your papers are looking great. I love the look of aged paper.Try a hair dryer for the ants.

Ginny Gaskill said...

Hope you get some great pages. Sorry you got ants. My three hornets scared me but they were easy to get rid of them.

Elizabeth Golden said...

I had chiggers in mine! and one tiny little snail. It should be fun to see what everyone comes up with.
p.s. citrosol works great in getting rid of ants. A little on a sponge wipe down your counters, rinse, and you are good to go.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

You had ants for inhabitants and I had roly poly bugs: also known here in OH as potato bugs and to top it off I found I had lots of dark mold. I did enjoy the wrapping process and will be anxious to see how you collage these elements together by August. I did put my small book into the microwave to halt further development of mold without losing the shadowing effects. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen