Today we are looking at Fibre Film, which is a technique inspired by Cathy Franks and Bonnie Mc Caffery, but it was also memtioned briefly in Hot Textiles by Kim Thittichai.
This is what we are going to make today
Fibre FilmYou will need:
- Parchment paper folded in half with fusible film on one half
- A stash of fibre scraps (this is a 2L maxwell and williams vase I was given. DH never brings me flowers so I might as well get some eye candy out of it this way)
- A lint roller
- An iron or press
- A Silicone mat or extra parchment paper
Place your folded parchment and webbing on top of the silicone sheet on your ironing surface (my finger is touching the web)
What to use it for
Basically anything. This film, bonded to another surface, could be entrapped in the same way as in the zippered journal cover. It could be used for texture in landscapes, as grass, leaves, rock, water, you are only limited by your imagination. Because it is fusible webbing you could paint it before fusing the fibres (I will cover painting fusible in a later blog). You could do any number of heat treatments (ditto). The bottom line is it is a quick, easy and cheap way to add texture to fibre art.
Below is a quick 5 minute card I made using some shot organza, and a piece of fibre film on cardstock. Now all it needs is some embellishment relevant to the person it is for and it will be a beautiful card!