Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Seaside Inchies

Seaside Inchies, March 2014

These beach finds were mounted (hot glued) onto 1" x 1" pieces of mat board covered in Tyvek. The inchies are mounted on mat board with foam dots and placed in a shadow box frame.
Tyvek is a material made by DuPont of high-density polyethylene fibers and is used in construction, envelopes, packaging, etc..  It doesn't tear, but it can be easily cut. The Tyvek was painted with Fantastix mint green all purpose fabric ink then ironed between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Tyvek reacts to heat and causes the material to "bubble".  You have convex shapes on one side and concave shapes on the other side.  If you apply too much heat, it will melt (but this might also be interesting in an art piece, too).

This is a piece of Tyvek that I painted with Lumiere Paint before ironing.  A video demonstrating the entire process can be found on

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