Tuesday, October 11, 2011
A Little Bit of Tyvek
This is some painted Tyvek that I heated with the heat gun after painting both sides. This first photo is the side I hit with the heat gun. The bubbles face away from the heat.
I felt like I had more control over the heat -- when I use my iron, it seems really easy to get it too hot and cause holes. Of course, it's much less flat than a piece done sandwiched in between two layers of parchment and ironed. But I was able to reheat the curled edges and flip them so they didn't fold into themselves -- I used the clamp from the lutradur experiment so I didn't burn my fingers.
This is the side that faced away from the gun. The paint had soaked through from the other side and there are tiny pinpoints of color under the thin layer of gold iridescent ink. I watered down the inks when I painted them on the Tyvek. My daughter thinks this looks like a fungus.