Sunday, October 16, 2011

Melting tyvek


The other night I painted some tyvek pieces -- today I got my soldering iron out and fooled around melting it, since I don't have a heat gun.

Then I took my iron and put the pieces between two sheets of paper and ran it over the shapes. Closeup of some good texture here:

This one I turned down the iron a little and got a flatter piece.

And here's another colorway that I painted, and lightly ironed the whole piece.

I'm not sure what I'll do with these, I'd really like to see some posts about using the finished products in a project!

5 comments:

  1. Oooh, those are some lovely results!

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  2. Super cool! I've been saving tyvek mailers with the hopes of painting and melting... can't wait to see more of what you will do!

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  3. I love these! I have a slow cloth project I'm working on with some tyvek pieces as part of the design. You can see it here:
    http://tiedyejudy.blogspot.com/2010/07/slow-cloth-update.html
    Someday, I'll get back to this one! ;->

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  4. I love what you do. If you want to see what I do with Tyvek look at my blog: http://waterleliedesign.blogspot.com
    september 21,
    july 30
    may 9 (by this one all the small pieces in the circle are from Tyvek en the large pods on the othher picure to.

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  5. I love the texture in that third photo.

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