A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

First easy piece

I decided to do one piece at a time instead of doing various techniques on all of them at the same time. Here is piece number one. Kind of a shiny piece.

The first thing I did was to make some painted fusible sheets. These are great to add to a piece. I learned how to do this on DMTV, Design Matters TV. This is a pay show on the internet developed by Linda and Laura Kemshall. I have been a member for 5 years. Here is a free show demonstrating how and why to make painted fusible sheets. It's the third show down.

The various fusible products act differently. Steam-a-Seam comes out with little dots which I don't care for.

I got tired painting water on the sheets and just dumped them in the sink with the water running.

The paper will curl into a tube so I had to use rocks to hold the paper flat.

I also found some old papers

I ended up not using them in piece #1.

I used my favorite sponge to make squares in purple ProFab paint (ProChemical and Dye)

At the top is a hot glue "stamp" I made. It's just sitting there waiting its turn

ProBrite Rust colored fabric paint. I'm going shiny!!

This is a jar of Neutral Probite Paint - crushed mica in a neutral base

Foil Adhesive rolled on to the fabric as a last layer with one of my favorite roller stamps. As soon as it dries, I will apply the foil.

It looks much better and much blingier in person.


  1. Ooh! Fun stuff! I particularly like your hot glue stamp and the use of foil... I need to find some time to try some of this! And I had never seen the painted fusibles... interesting technique! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  2. I've tried the painted fusible before, loved how it turned out. Your sponge stamp is a great idea!

  3. I have done the fusible and hot glue is on my list. Great stuff!

  4. Liked your hot glue stamp. What fun!

  5. Good, clear tute and I never thought of using a glue gun to make a stamp!

  6. Great pictures and explanation of your process. Really want to make some stamps now. Your fabric looks great!

  7. Wonderful colorful fabrics you have designed! Love 'em!


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