Saturday, March 17, 2007

March Technique - Tyvek

Experimented with the FAF technique for March today - which is tyvek. I painted some curtain lace and some tyvek with ordinary acrylic paints. I then sewed the lace on to the tyvek with some FME - I mainly just followed the pattern on the lace. Then the fun part - out came the heat gun. The tyvek shrank, gathering the lace in with it, and the texture is really lovely. It really is much more textured than what it looks in the photo. I tried the iron first, but that wasn't doing what I wanted it to do, so went for the heat gun (my favourite tool)......

Painted Tyvek and Lace














Lace sewed to the Tyvek















The Zapped and Finished piece!!!

18 comments:

Carol said...

Ooh that is just gorgeous, what a wonderful texture it has achieved

Gunnels blog said...

This is beautiful! I just have painted tyvek, and now i got an idea to use lace also! And I will use my new heat gun - I haven´t try it yet. I have been busy with other thing this week

Angelcat said...

Your lace and tyvek turned out just beautifully!

Purple Missus said...

WoW - that is so good. I just want to touch it:) What a brilliant idea too!

SuZ said...

very cool !!! I love that heat tool too !!!

Vicki W said...

Really cool! Is there an odor from the melting tyvek when you heat it?

StegArt said...

Well what a great idea Dianne. I love the colors you used. Now I have something more to try with tyvek also.

Emmy said...

Yes this is so lovely I did tit whit organza but i like the lace to great idea

Judi said...

Whoo hoo ... another thing to try .. .you are such an inspiration. Melting Tvyek puts off hazardous fumes - I hope you did this outside! If not - get a respirator.

Doreen G said...

Great work Dianne and I love the colours too.

Waltraud said...

It lookes great!

Deb H said...

Very cool! Love how it textures up. Isn't the heat gun fun? I also love my cautery pen. It's fun to bun, melt & mold fabrics! (I think I must be a little sick)

Linda said...

Love the outcome. My ignorance will show next. What is tyvek? I love reading and seeing your fiber results. A lot of what you do is so unique and very new to me. So please tell me more. You can email me if you prefer to lwlamona@yahoo.com.

MargaretR said...

i have been having a Tyvek play but haven't posted anything yet. I have already said how much I love this work you are doing and must add the lace to my experiments.

Micki said...

Oooh how cool. I have been playing and hope to post later today. Lace with tyvek. Neat idea!

Dotee said...

Oh,this is fabulous Dianne! Must use some of the Tyvek Doreen sent to me. Sounds like you had fun zapping it with the heat gun :)

Margaret S said...

Having just posted a comment on your flickr and now seeing this you have answered my question. obviously the photo doesn't show the crinkling!!! Great colours. I love the way tyvek can be distressed even more by pulling it when warm so thta you can distort it and create holes. A combination of iron and heat gun is usually how I attack tyvek

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow beautiful love the effect.