Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Fun with Painted Fusible
I really enjoy using painted fusible web. You need to use a fusible web which has a release paper backing, and I like to use lumiere metallic paint. Take a look at the instructions from Pokey Bolton here. Below is a piece which has been painted and dried overnight - still on the release paper. As you can see it is really nice to use different colours. The metallic sheen is lovely.Once dry, you turn it face-down on your chosen fabric, and iron over the release paper. Once cool, peel off the release paper, and you are left with a lovely layer. You can iron onto a variety of fabrics. This is onto velvet - the purple layer beneath that spiral.This is onto green cotton. Some of it stuck a bit when I tried to release it, but I think that just adds to the lovely textures. And once you sew or embellish over it, you won't notice these small imperfections.This is also onto cotton but I cut the fusible into heart shapes before fusing down.This is onto lutradur (hope to show you this project completed within the next week)And this is onto organza.I did a class with Sandra Meech and she used this same technique, except with ordinary acrylic paint. We painted in deliberate layers so that when we ironed it onto a medium weight interfacing, it is ready to be the base for a landscape creation.As you can see, you can use this technique for many different applications....give it a try & let me know what you come up with.