Monday, May 04, 2009

Burn it

Having read articles in magazines & online about burning synthetic sheer fabrics, I finally got round to trying this technique.

This ATC started with a base layer of acrylic black felt onto which bondaweb was ironed for the sporadic application of gold transfoil. Small diamonds cut from an old book page were also ironed on at this stage then each embellished with a bead & sequin. Next a layer of burgundy organza & black chiffon was machine stitched over the top in a diamond grid pattern & then zapped with a heat gun, this melted & distressed the sheer fabrics revealing the layers beneath. The edges were then finished off with a little gold paint.
This was a fun technique to try & I can see myself experimenting more with sheer fabrics, heat guns & soldering irons.
Health & Safety: Remember synthetics always produce toxic vapours when burnt, so do this in a well ventilated area or wear a suitable mask.

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