Saturday, February 11, 2012

Book Study - Fusible Webbing

On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop" This week we're looking at the section "Fusible Webbing". I've done fusible webbing backgrounds before to add embossing powders to hot fusing here and here, and as a technique to add fibers to a background in fused fibers.
One of the ways the authors use fusible webbing in their book, is to take fusible webbing and paint on black acrylic paint with a dry paint brush, applying heavier brushstrokes in some areas. Let the paint dry.
If desired use a painted background that has dried. I used this one.
 Remove backing from fusible webbing and lay on background, cover with a piece of parchment paper and press with a medium heat dry iron until the webbing is fused to the background. When cool, remove parchment paper.
Here is this one:

On another, painted the fusible webbing with watered down green acrylic paint and let it dry.
 Choose this background, I wasn't happy with from the salt background book study.
Again, remove backing from painted fusible webbing and place over background, cover with a clean piece of parchment paper and heat with iron.
I like the additional spotty green acrylic paint with the webbing on the background.
Because the fusible webbing is still over the surface, you can bond other materials, such as punchinella, to the background. Lay punchinella or paper on surface, cover with parchment paper and heat with iron.
Another technique the authors mention, is to stamp on the fusible webbing, let dry,
 remove backing, place on painted background, cover with parchment paper and heat with iron.
 Here's how it turned out. Remember the webbing has texture and won't pick up all paint from a very detailed stamp.
 Again, the webbing is a bonding agent. Added a image on the background, cover with parchment paper and heat with an iron.
In the book, the authors also discuss using fusible webbing over metal leaf, with tyvek, printing on with an ink-jet printer and with a texture plate.


Nicole Gamble said...

These ideas are fabulous. Love it!

chrissy said...

Never thought of using fusible webbing for crafting in this manner!! I think I even have some of that stuff left over from my sewing days... must be pretty old!