Because I live in a very dry area of Colorado (8,000'), getting my bundle to 'weather' has been a challenge. So it hung on the old shutter in the garden for ages until I finally took it down last month.
Most of the papers were from Italy. Travel guides, road maps, photos from magazines, and candy wrappers. I collaged the papers on a 8 x 10 canvas, painted over the top with bronze paint and distress ink in orange. The hemp and colored fibers were used to tie around the bundle, along with the rusty wire. I like how the hemp 'crimped'.The piece of rusted metal is from an old railroad bed here in my town and the piece of bedspring and key are local, too.
I would have loved for the wires to have rusted onto the paper more, but like I said, it's pretty dry here!
A fun project Seth. And the other entries are just beautiful! How different they all came out!