Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Finishing Chapter 6
Top left - 3d slip cut from drinks cans that have been heated and coloured, stitched down with french knots. Top right - fine metal mesh free machined between 2 layers of fabric and manipulated into shape. Bottom left - these samples show distortion using heat and seemed to naturally fall into a posy. All six shapes were cut from the same piece of silk using the template on the right, so you can see how much they have changed shape. The 'petals' are silk backed with painted Tyvek (from a used envelope), free machined and zapped with a heat gun. The 'leaves' are silk backed with TextureMagic and stitched in curved lines then heated with a steam iron to shrink. While the Tyvek bubbles and curls, the TextureMagic shrinks but stays flat, causing the top layer to wrinkle. The close up below shows this a bit more clearly.