Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Embedded birthday card

Sorry that the picture doesn't do this justice. This is a new technique that I discovered whilst visiting the Craft and Stitiches Exhibition at the Glasgow SECC in March. In my last hour of a 2 day visit, I stumbled in the Stitches Hall and was blown away by the enthusiasm and imagination of Kim Thittichai (http://www.nid-noi.com/). She does the most wonderful things with materials such as Tyvek and Bondaweb aka Wondaweb or Vilene). This card was made by painting Bondaweb in 3 similar colours then, when dry, it was ironed onto card. (Make sure you sandwich it all between backing parchment so that the iron doesn't stick). The backing was then removed and a small skeleton leaf, snippets of gold thread and a little gold glitter were added and again it was "sandwiched" and ironed to embed the objects into the card. Tyvek can also be painted (on both sides), left to dry then "sandwiched and ironed whereupon it will distort and distress. Little "pebbles" like Sugar Puffs will appear on the back and if they are also ironed, will turn into a lovely lacy effect (but very quickly!) I am having lots of fun experimenting with these techniques at the moment. Why don't you give it a try too?


Joy said...

Your card is beautiful and thanks for introducing me to this technique must give it a try xx

made by fifi said...

fab card - another thing to tey when i find the time :O)

Lydia said...

WoW!! A great card...I'll add it to my list of things to do ^.^