As you may have noticed, I have a 'relationship' with C&T as a product tester (a 'Creative Trouper') and last summer I had a fun time playing with one of their newest creative fibers - which didn't have a name at the time, but now I know is called "mul-tex"!
When this fiber arrived... I was admittedly a bit stumped - it was shiny almost waterproof plastic on one side, and the other side was like a finely spun interfacing... I really had to put my thinking cap on for this one! In July, I was taking watercolor classes at the Greensburg Art Center - so I worked with what was handy! The above pieces were painted with translucent watercolors. I noticed they had a tendency to curl...
But the deal is.... I have to make something to send back to C&T! Sometimes it's sew darn hard to return things, you know what I mean, right? I decided to make a 'bigger, better, more complex version of the little book.
You can see the final results below, and on the C&T Flickr page - along with all the other results!
|printed in ink jet printer - love my fireworks!|
|crumpled & painted with metallic inks - notice how it stays translucent?|
|tried a tie-dye fold - with metallic inks again...|
|loving these watercolor results - the only hard part is waiting for it to dry!|
|acrylic paint with silver & two shades of blue - less translucent, but still has nice depth and texture! this was slathered on rather thick, as you can see!|
|This was a piece that I really tortured until the two layers separated... the fiber part was soaked with watercolor wash and draped over a bottle to dry, but was very fragile while wet! Once dry, it was terrific!|
|here's the finished 'album' with stored snippets.....|
|and a view from the front... Sweet Book!|
For those who are looking for my 'newbee' paper piecing tute, I've had a little change in my schedule... you can click on the "subscribe to" icon in the left column, and get a notice in your email as soon as it's published.
Thanks for visiting with me! Let me know if you try the mul-tex - and remember to share pictures!