Hello and welcome craft loving peeps!
Today the whim has taken me to a mixed media experiment to share with you. For a long time I’ve wanted to experiment with Tyvek and a while back I finally took the time to play with it. Wanna know how it went? I started with a Tyvek envelope I’d saved from the mail.
I blended some of the new Color Burst Water Reactive inks on it in a pretty spring palette.
I placed the colored side down between two sheets of parchment paper and ironed on the reverse side (no steam). The magic of working with Tyvek is when you add heat — as it heats up, it shrinks and forms cool bubbles on the reverse side:
The white sheet is the original size. The other side has a concave pattern. Some people like using that side, but I prefer the pebbly look.
You do have to be careful not to get it too hot as the Tyvek will burn away…
… and so will the ink. It wasn’t hard to reapply color to those areas with the stencil brushes and what didn’t get covered later was covered with other media.
I cut around the bubbles to make two square-ish ‘boxes for the centerpiece of my cards and then started adding other forms of media. I took some plain art stones and rolled them around on the ink pads. You can do it with stencil brushes, but I found it easier to just use my finger…
I also took some Color Bursts in matching colors, plus some liquid metals and mixed them with some Moonstone Glimmer paste to make some customized glimmery colors:
For the edges I pressed some Angelina fibers in similar Spring colors and stuck them down with double sided tape. Wherever the fibers didn’t cover the tape, I added glimmer paste to cover the area. To finish off, I added a few bits of yarn
Now it was time to finish the card. I chose to add a classy lady and “fab you” inside the ‘box’. Doesn’t she look like she’s wandering through a spring art gallery gala?!
And for the inside: “You’re the cat’s meow”
Some day I’ll finish the card I made with the other half of the Tyvek sheet and show you the results.
- The Ton: Born Classy & Purrincess stamp sets
- The Ton: Fabulous and Thank You word dies
- Recollections Ballerina 110# pink cardstock & 65# black & white cardstock
- Copic Markers: E00, 02, 11, 31, 51; YR21, 24
- Misc. used Tyvek envelope (by DuPont)
- Reynolds Parchment paper
- Ken Oliver Color Burst Water Reactive Inks: Chartreuse, Fuchsia, Lime Green, Orchid, Tangerine, Turquoise
- Ken Oliver Color Bursts: Chartreuse, Fuchsia, Lime Green, Orchid, Tangerine, Turquoise
- Ken Oliver Liquid Metals: Metallic Amethyst, Metallic Jade, Metallic Rose
- Ken Oliver Mineral Burst Platinum
- Tonic Studios Nuvo Glimmer Paste: Moonstone
- Prima Finnabair Art Ingredients Art Stones – white
- Embellishment Village Crimped cut Angelina: Aurora Crystalina, Cobalt Sparkle, Cotton Candy, Lemon Sparkle, Sugar Plum, Watermelon
- Sookwang Scor-tape
- Tombow Foam Tape
- Simply Defined “Stay Put” liquid adhesive
- Feza Jazz metallic ladder yarn
- Red Heart Boutique Treasure Mosaic
- Sensations Cello Eyelash yarn Jewel Tone
- Yarn Bee First Love Lovely
I am playing along with the following hops and challenges. Click on any one for more information on how you can join the fun:
- Blick Art Spotlight on Mixed Media Challenge
- Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday: Fun Inking Technique
- Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Inside the Box
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by and for your encouraging comments – I always enjoy reading them!
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