Besides creating fibre film and fusing plastics to web, you can also paint fusible web to create beautiful overlays to use in fibre art work.
1. Make sure you lay out some newspaper under your fusible sheet
Dala Fabric paints and KV art fabric liner, but since the fusible web will really be too fragile a surface to wash in your finished work, you can really use any water soluble paint, acrylic paints, high quality water colour (with a good pigment base), not any oil based paint, however. It is best to water down the paint before using, as very thick paint will be:
- difficult to spread without tearing the web
- take a very long time to dry
- Take away from the transparency of the finished product
3. You can use a brush, a soft one as the web tears easily. A large flat painter's brush works well for large areas.
4. You can use a stencil brush, but don't brush too hard.
- brands of webbing,
- types of paint,
- the amount of water added
- the way paint is applied.
Just an extra bit. You can also print on fusible web with an inkjet printer, however, the web needs to be attached to a thick backing (like my second type) and needs to be securely attached to the webbing. re fuse your webbing to the backing before you print if your webbing has a habit of peeling off (this often happens in humid or damp areas) I will be covering this technique in a later blog, but thought I would just mention it now, so you can play.
Eventually I will be showing you how to use surfaces like this to create beautiful effects with FME and other embellishments. but use your own imagination and experiment, experiment, experiment.
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