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
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.