Friday, 7 May 2010

Playing with Tyvek



Hilda and I have never had any success in the past using Tyvek, but my Somerset Studio mag arrived this week and there was a techniques workshop using it, so I thought I'd give it a go and these are the results. I painted a piece of Tyvek and stitched it along with lots of other background materials. I 'hid' an image under the Tyvek. Then using my heatgun I melted the Tyvek to reveal some of the image underneath. I added some embellishments and decided to paint the crown and the heart in stream to give it some contrast. I attached everything to a white piece of card for stability.



This one was done in exactly the same way, but it hasn't burnt as well as the first one and was painted darker to start with, so there are shadows over the image which has made it hard to photograph, but it looks much better in real life. I also decided to see if my alteration dies would cut hessian, and they did, see the top right flower!!!!

10 comments:

crafty creations said...

Fantastic Sam !!!! Shall get on to that and have another play maybe tomorrow -thanks for the inspiration - love the hessian flower

Lottie said...

I have never had the courage to try Tyvek - it looks great fun, love the textures - you are brave burning through it - it's given it a fantastic look

Cath Wilson said...

Very adventurous :) Haven't played with Tyvek in a long time and you're giving me the urge... Threw a lot of used envelopes out week before last, too - I'll be regretting it, won't I??? Looks like lots of fun.

Claireabelle said...

This is just amazing!! I love it Sam
xx

downrightcrafty said...

wow what an effect, such texture and just so much to look at in the depth
Hugs Kate xx

Sid said...

Hey Sam........these are fantastic, love the overall effects. I have some Tyvek but never achieved anything like this !

Chris said...

Hi Sam. Long time no see. Seems I've missed a heck of a lot of fantastic projects.

Love your latest Tyvek artwork - looks like we're both heading in the same direction. lol

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous! love how the images appear through the fabric? never heard of this material going to investigate looks wonderfully textured!

Femmy said...

this is fabulous Sam!!

LazyKay said...

What a good technique! You've done brill here.

(I'm waiting for DHs disposable overalls to wear out so's I can try something with the material as it's Tyvek).

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