I would like to share with you today, how we can create texture with Tyvek for mixed media abstract art work.
here comes my first piece with Tyvek...
Tyvek is a synthetic material consisting of Spun bound Olefin fiber. This material is very lightweight, strong, difficult to tear, but can be cut with Scissors/cutters. It is waterproof.
It is mainly used for as Housewrap while construction, for making envelopes.
But we crafters have different use-
As it is strong and durable - Used for Scrapbook binding.
and recently I found out its use in mixed media work...!
so let's see how I created the texture on tyvek
cut to a size that suits, Paint the Tyvek.
I've used different paints to try how it turns out.
We have to provide heat to this it can be done with Iron or Heat Tool. both gives almost same results.
Keep painted side down. Lay a sheet of baking paper/parchment paper/ protecting sheet over it and gently iron on high temp., actually you will have to hover the iron, and watch as the tyvek shrinks and shrivels and stop when your happy with the result.
the above sheet turned out something like this which I painted with regular acrylic color.
I've also experimented with other kinds of colors
Colour Arte Silks Acrylic glaze painted paper, turned out to be