Tuesday, December 13, 2011

HOLY HOT PLASTIC

I ironed 4 layers of shopping bags (no.2) together under parchment paper with fine scraps of fabric between layers 2 & 3. The bags didn't like the fabric and I had to iron on 2 more layers on the "iron side" of the piece. Here are the pics of my process:

This is the "iron side" of the piece. I have parchment paper on the ironing surface, 2 layers of bags, hand smoothed, fabric scraps then 4 layers of plastic bags. I covered all with more parchment paper and ironed - not too much because it wants to ripple.





This was the side touching the ironing surface. This ironing took place by my window with the huge exhaust fan on since the fumes are most probably toxic and these irreplaceable lungs are keeping me on this side of the grass so....
For some reason this reminded me of pampers (which I never used - always cotton!- aah fiber)


So I decided to free motion to flatten the plastic puffs down and add more color.



Then I made an envelope with a gold elastic and button closure. This will be nice for keeping flat memorabilia like cards.



1 comment:

  1. OH BOY OH OH BOY OH BOY!!! That looks so cool! I can't wait to try this technique out!!!

    ReplyDelete

We would love to hear from you and even better have some links to your work!