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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Creating silk paper and other fibre films Method 2 - Glue method Part 4
Inthis blog, I am continuing to look at bonding fibres with glue or medium.
These samples were made using scrap fibres from sewing.
This first sample I made using just scrap threads.
Here, I have layered them with tulle.
Next, painting medium on. I used straight, undiluted liquitex medium.
I distributed the medium using a brayer. This sample required two coats of medium to stay together. After more experimentation, I found that plastic film worked better than tulle, because it allowed the medium to stay with the fibres, not leak out. It made a film which was stiff, but easily stitched.
Above the dried film on plastic.
In my second sample, I used scrap fibres again, but used white merino tops as well.
Here are the scrap fibres laid out .
A layer of merino tops laid over the top.
More threads on top.
Rolling up prior to soaking in dilute soapy water.
Blotting most of the water.
Painting on the medium. I used a 1:2 dilution of liquitex.
Distributing the medium with the brayer. I have found this to be much more successful than a spoon or fingers.
After taking off the top tulle. Ready to dry.
The finished piece. This made a lovely texture, milky because of the merino tops. It reminded me of the colours in a raw opal. It was lovely to stitch through and easy to manipulate and the fibres were enmeshed well.