Monday, July 25, 2011

tyvek treasures

Tyvek is one of my favourite materials to play with.

It is so easy to use: painting, stitching and distorting with heat all give great results.







I find lumiere paints give a rich effect and respond well to heat.

Organza ribbon and a fabric flower are added to this piece. 



This tiny face was also painted with lumiere.

I used copper wire to create some structure behind this and the organza ribbon is combined with metallic angelina fibre.



This also has copper wire on the back and the hair is made from silk tops. 

9 comments:

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Pretty cool stuff! Takes paint really well too! xox Corrine

Robin Mac said...

Ooh, these are all so yummy, I must go back to my tyvek, I used to do a lot with it, but have ignored it for quite awhile now. Cheers

Judy said...

Dian, I love this Tyvek work, and the paints are so pretty. I'm just not a Tyvek girl, just can't seem to get the hang of it. perhaps it's the hard texture, I guess I like soft things?But you obviously have embraced this medium with relish.

Linda said...

What fun you've had with these Dian. I love the tiny face with the feather, it's so cute. I like Tyvek too, and love to use it for textile work. Haven't played with it for some time now. Hope the weather will warm up for us all soon.

artymess said...

These look good I need to experiment wit tyvek ........it looks interesting.......xx

Anonymous said...

Wow! Dianne, I'm always amazed at what your imagination can bring forth. These things are colourful and so individual. Bet you really enjoyed creating them.

Anne

Karyn said...

I haven't used Tyvek; but you make it look like fun Dianne. I do like what you have managed with it.

karen said...

amazing textures!! Thanks so much for the comment, I really appreciate it. I am feeling much better now. Have a lovely weekend, Karen

Radka said...

Sweet little projects :) I can see that you have enjoyed playing :-))