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.