All about a creative life. I am a creator of stuff, be it textile, or mixed media. Creativity is my passion, my spirituality, my life
Monday, August 15, 2011
Tyvek and Lutradur - More samples
A few more experiments with tyvek.
This is tyvek ironed over a layer of plastic. The tyvek almost dissolves away, but the plastic stops it from scrunching up.
This is painted tyvek ironed onto fusible. This also stops the crinkling/balling up and allows the tyvek to form an open texture.
This is painted tyvek ironed, but on a very low heat. This allows just a slight crinkling. This reminds me of ripples in water.
This tyvek was stitched around the edges to a painted piece of very stiff stabiliser. This also allowed holes to form rather than bubbles. In different colours, I can see rocks in this.
This last one is my favourite and I know I will use it again. Tyvek was sewn onto the back of a piece of painted cotton. The sewing was an all over pattern I did free motion. The pice was turned over and the tyvek heated. It created a really crinkly texture, like with some of the new heat sensitive, shrinking products I have seen. It would be worth looking at different stitching patterns and how they change the way the fabric bubbles. This one has a million possibilities.
Don't forget to play and experiment, The art playground is one where you will find your creative impulse.