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|Tyvek and Lumiere Paint Melted Altered Art Technique
My guess is that when Dupont made Tyvek they had no idea what a cool medium it would become for altered art artists. I love Tyvek! You can stamp, paint, draw, color on it and then sew it into just about anything. One of my favorite techniques is to paint Tyvek with Lumiere paint and melt it with a heat gun. Make sure you work in a WELL ventilated area and wear a mask. And if you have any respiratory problems you should probably NOT do this technique as it does give off some gas and fumes. You can by Tyvek in lots of places- office stores, walmart, hobby stores, etc.
Lay a sheet of freezer paper onto your work space to protect it from the Lumiere paint and melted Tyvek.
When you first try this technique, I recommend cutting up the Tyvek into 6 inch squares to try different colors and melting times. FYI I have never had the same results with this technique. The Tyvek has a mind of its own.
Paint Lumiere paint onto each square of Tyvek and let it fully dry. The Lumiere paint really is beautiful when dried I love how the gold shines it is SO dimensional. Make a note on the back of the Tyvek in a corner with the paint number so you will know which you used.
Once dry use your heat gun one square at a time and see what happens. When you hold the heat gun to the back of the tyvek it makes bubbles that go out. When you hold the heat gun to the front of the Tyvek (paint side) it makes bubbles that go in. You can also try heating the tyvek just a little and see what the results are and heating it a lot and see what happens. Be careful when melting as the tyvek is hot.
|Tyvek Painted with #555 Lumiere Halo Pink Gold Paint|
|Tyvek with a little heat applied to the back.|
|Tyvek with more heat applied to the back notice the bubbles.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #566 Met. Russet heated from the back.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #573 Pearlescent Magenta heated from the back.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #556 Halo Blue- Gold, heated from the front seems like most of the gold rose to the top of the melted hills.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #572 Pearlescent Emerald, heated from the front at close range.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #557 Halo Violet- Gold, heated from the front in circular motion.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #562 Metallic Olive, heated from the front and back in horizontal motion.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #571 Pearl Turquoise, heated from the front.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #554 Sunset Gold, heated from the front.|
|Tyvek Painted with Lumiere Paint #551 Pewter heated from the front and back.|