Sunday, 25 May 2014

FOG Tuesday - FOG Gets Heated Up

Our May session of FOG started off as usual with our warm up collage exercise - materials supplied and only a 1/2 hour to complete it. This month we created collages based upon the design principle of Scale and Proportion.

Our collages
Scale refers to the relationship between two or more objects, one that has a commonly known size (usually compared to our own human scale). Proportion has a subtle distinction to scale. It refers to the relative size and scale of the various elements in a design. The issue is the relationship between objects, or parts, of a whole. (How wide it is compared to how tall it is.)

Next we moved on to using our heat guns to melt and distress Tyvek®Tyvek® fabric, chip bags that had foil linings, Evolon, Organza, Lutradur (a spunbond web material manufactured by Pellon), other spunbond fabrics and various miscellaneous materials people brought to try. Some of us were very meticulous in making notes on their results, while others of us just winged it and trusted their memories.  We even had some Tyvek® beads being made, although we have posted on these previously when we did our bead making day last year.
Tyvek - one side painted

Tyvek with soldering iron craters
One of the really interesting things about Tyvek is that the bubbling occurs on the opposite side to the side being heated. So, painting it green on one side and then heating that side results in some white bubbling with green background. If you then take a soldering iron to the bubbles, you create some interesting craters. Combining the Tyvek and organza also produced an interesting result.

Tyvek beads
Lutradur (face) and Evolon
Tyvek with Organza
Mystery material

As you will see there were lots of marvellous results.  It was a wonderful day, and the weather co-operated so that we could do our heating fear of causing the fire/smoke alarm to go off.  We have done that a few too many times!!

Chip bag inked with alcohol
inks,plus the reverse
of the Tyvek with craters
Another mystery
Several examples, including chip bags
Look at these notes!!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely LOVE the Tyvek bubbling!!!! You'll have to show me that sometime!