Monday, August 31, 2015

Abstract Art with Tyvek

Hello Everyone,
 Shilpa here, 
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.
Priya has a stock of Tyvek in 12*12" size in her shop The Craft Shop

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


 Alcohol ink splattered Tyvek, after heating turned out ...


Distress Stain- Fossilized Amber 

Color Arte Silk acrylic glaze - Honey Amber and Plum blossom

This had got lovely two tone effect.

Fevicryl Pearl Blue

I love this shiny piece with bubble texture.

So how to use it:

*These are fabulous backgrounds for cards.

* Can be used as embellishments.

* Great for any mixed media backgrounds.

I'll be going to do further experiments with Tyvek, do you?

  Thanks so much for stopping by.




  1. WOW! Love how it transforms after heat cool...I am definitely gonna try it out...

  2. OMG! How can something turn out to be like this after heating it....great texture and perfect for abstract art! Love it.... :)
    Suchi xx

  3. It looks like magic..a plain sheet transforming into something which looks puffy..!

  4. very interesting textures Shilpa !!

  5. Wow its something out of the box. Great one. TFS

  6. Wow..interesting to try...thanks for sharing


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