I've been working on a new project which includes the use of Tyvek. Instead of taking photos along the way, I completely forgot, something I seldom do. That's why I'm calling this a pseudo tutorial.
This isn't the first time I've played with Tyvek. I've painted it, ironed it to itself, ironed it to plastic bags, and used it in my altered books for strength. However, I have not sprayed my handmade shimmering mists on it before. This is all that is left of an entire used Tyvek envelope. Please note this one is quite old, because newer ones you get from the post office have writing on the inside.
I like the way the shimmering mist soaks into the Tyvek, but you will need to play a waiting game and allow the piece to dry without blotting.
When I blotted, I lost much of the color. I cut circles from the dried Tyvek
and glued pieces together.
When the glue was dry, I used my heat tool (some call it a heat gun) to alter the circles, turning them into flowers. There was no shrinkage wherever the glue was applied (I used Elmer's PVA, but their school glue would work, as would any good PVA glue).
If you are looking for perfection, find a different medium. It you like surprises and uniqueness, this is something you will probably enjoy. Now I'm off to apply heat to the remainder of these flowers. Thanks for looking.
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