Sunday, 6 June 2010

Layering with Tyvek



Been playing with Tyvek which Hilda kindly sent to me, as I can't source any locally. I painted 4 pieces of tyvek in different colours using acrylic dabbers. Once dry I stacked them on top of each other, firstly sewing around the edges to secure them and then I carried on with a random pattern. I then pinned the tyvek to a piece of material to keep it flat and then I pinned that piece of material to another piece!!! I placed everything on top of a heat resistant sheet and started to melt the tyvek with a heat gun.

If you don't pin the tyvek down it will all shrivel into nothing.

13 comments:

Zoechaos said...

Popping colours lovin' the way each layer comes through. xx Zoe

crafty creations said...

Brilliant I too love the way the colours pop xx Hilda

Lottie said...

Your work takes my breath away - you are certainly on a truly amazing creating journey lately

craftytrog said...

So cool! The Altered Element sells tyvek I think Sam xx

downrightcrafty said...

funky colours love it

I have something for you over on my blog
Hugs Kate xx

ju said...

Dont know why it works - but it certainly does!!xx

Sherry said...

I bought some tyvek online years ago and never have played without - this encourages me to try something new (that I don't have to buy anything for!!!)

Deborah said...

I'll be burning stuff at textiles class this week. Love the exuberant colours.

Dallying Debz said...

Err what is tyvek. Everyone above seems to know about it so I feel like I've been living in the dark ages or something!

Your piece is absolutely stunning - the colours are fab

chrissie's crafts said...

Loving the colours and texture Sam, I think I must get some and have a play
chrissie xx

sam21ski said...

Debz, this is one of the definitions of Tvyek, but it is used for all sorts of things.

This spun bonded polythene is non-toxic, accepts colour mediums but most importantly it will shrink, bubble and distort when heated.

LazyKay said...

Oh, thought I'd commented but it disappeared!

Try again.

Very effective, like the luxurious colours, as well as the pattern.

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LazyKay said...

Very effective, like the luxurious colours as well as the pattern.

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