Metal part 3 - Bend Me, Shape Me
(sheesh - again with an oldie goldie reference...must be feeling young today. Drifting back to my youth!)
This is a really fun and useful technique a friend told me about. I used it first on another project that I'll show you tomorrow. Was going to use the process photos from that but....they were no where to be found! ARGH!!
So I just started from scratch. Which works out well for me anyway because I have a piece to do for another group with the challenge title of "Breaking Through". You'll soon see why that is appropriate and VERY workable for this technique demo. Now...there seem to be a LOT of steps to this one but that is because I really broke them down and have photos with them. All in all...including the photography time...this process only took me about 45 minutes to get to the end of the part I'll finish with today. Don't be scared!! It is so much fun!!!
Step 1 - Gather your stuff
Cutting tools for both fabric and "paper"
Fusible web (I used WonderUnder)
Step 2 - Prep the Foil
Whether you want to use regular foil or heavy duty foil will depend on what you want it to do. A friend used this method to make leaves for a piece to make them stand out more. That didn't need the thickness I'm wanting for this project so I used TWO layers of heavy duty foil.
I tore off twice the size I need (and then some). Then fold it in half. I sprayed adhesive on half of it and folded it to form one thicker piece.
Since this is going to be the "stiffener" for a double sided concept, you will need a fabric for each side. Whether it is the same or contrasting fabric is totally up to you and what your desired look is.
First iron the fusible web to ONE side of the foil you have cut out. Then peel off the paper.
Now iron this sticky foil to THE WRONG SIDE of one of your fabrics.