Monday, November 17, 2008

Tyvek: Not Just for Mailing



My second batch of tyvek blocks for Art-O-Mat is ready to ship. Who would think that those practically indestructable tyvek FedEx and USPS envelopes could be recycled into art? I love making these little blocks, as well as tyvek beads and art quilts with them.

I added coffee-dyed waxed masa (rice paper that used to be used by textile designers...which they don't seem to manufacture any more) to simulate leather, and dimensional metallic fabric paint dotted on to simulate metal studs.

If you want to know more 'how-to's, go to quiltingartsllc.com and put my name in the search box and you will get step by step instructions. Or, you can go to the joggles.com tutorial on tyvek, which is very good.

These photos are the box of 50 ready to ship and an individual block from my last batch.

6 comments:

needlewings said...

Wow, you are doing good girl! I still look at your mystery woman often:) BTW, I have tagged you on my blog.

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Threadhead said...

Hi Linda, that is very cool! I ahd no idea what art o mat was...now I know.....great job!

Julie said...

Hi Linda, I love the tiles you created. The problem is that I can't find the tutorial - the instructions you gave no longer seem to work. Could you provide the url please?

Edzellinni said...

Julie, that was an old post and it linked to Quilting Arts' old website. I have a link on how to make tyvek beads on artsinthecards.blogspot.com. If you want to know details on how I did the artomat blocks in the photo, you can email me at edzellinni@aol.com or send me a facebook message and I will give you the details. I will check the joggles tutorial and see what happened to it.

Edzellinni said...

here is the link to the joggles tutorial; it is still there :-)
http://www.joggles.com/tyvek.htm