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.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Old and New

Here are two Tyvek pieces I used in an altered book and two new pieces I did a few days ago. The black one is hard to see because the black is so deep but that cobalt edge is yummy. The other newer one is on the bottom. I enjoyed making an altered book even though I thought it was the LAST thing I ever wanted to do. It was a bit addicting!


  1. I love the colors you're using for these.

  2. Beth--did you use thickened dyes on these pieces, or did you use paints?

    I painted some tyvek today with setacolor & acrylic paints, it's drying now. After work tomorrow night I'm going to iron the pieces between parchment paper and see how wrinkly it gets.

  3. I used acrylic paints and a heat gun. I think you have a lot more control ironing it and at least the piece remains flatter.

  4. I thought I had more control over the heating with the heat gun, but the piece stays much flatter with the iron and parchment. Of course, maybe I should try turning down the heat on the iron...


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