Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Experiments with Foils

There is a new tute available on the Fibre in-Form website.
Visit the Fibre in-Formation page to show you how to make this Metallic Star, created by Carol (Textile Tales) which you can also see on her blog.

These are some of the experiments I was doing over the weekend, along with Carol using the foils available from Fibre in-Form.

1. Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Windsor and Newton Concentrated Water Colour in Olive Green. 2. Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Dr Ph Martins Concentrated Water Colour in Ice Green.
3. Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Stewart Gill Metallica Rich Bronze paint then Dr Ph Martin Concentrated Water Colour in Ice Green.
4. Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Stewart Gill Alchemy in Cobalt Paint.5. Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Pelikan Turquoise Fountain Pen Ink.
6. Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Windsor and Newton Drawing Ink in White.
7.Iron on Vilene, Copper Foil, Pelikan Turquoise Fountain Pen Ink.
8. Iron on Vilene, Copper Foil, Ziller Calligraphy Ink in Cardinal Red.
9.Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Stewart Gill Byzantia Excelsius Paint.
10. Pelmet Vilene, Copper Foil, Indigo Navy Procion Dye.
11. Iron on Vilene, Copper Foil, Indigo Navy and Intense Red Procion Dye.
12. Pelmet Vilene, Gold Foil, Intense Red Procion Dye.
13. Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Indigo Navy Procion Dye.
14. Iron on Vilene, Gold Foil, Intense Red and Indigo Navy Procion dye.
Now I just need to decide how to use some of these sumptous surfaces. :)

25 comments:

Doreen G said...

Yikes Lynda--did you have time to eat and sleep-My favourite is number 10 but I love them all--especially the Steward Gill ones.

Sequana said...

From #10 on they already look like landscapes - trees and water.

Do I know what the states' version of "iron on Vilene" is?

They're all beautiful.

Pat said...

I can't keep up with all this gorgeousness!!! The last one would make a beautiful book cover but that is just in my limited imagination, I look forward to seeing what you do with them.

marion said...

Don't feel you need to use them all...other artists would rush to volunteer to help out!!!

Micki said...

Fantastic pieces! Love them all. Now did you apply the foil before or after the paints?

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Lynda, these pieces are lovely. This foil is really a tingle. I must admit it works a lot better than the foil I had bought in the Netherlands. You really tease me with this, now I have to order MORE...Thanks for sharing you're experience. (this saves time :-)

Homeleightigger said...

Oh! I think I must have died and gone to heaven!!!! Val

Ruth said...

My favorites are #10 and #11. But they are all beautiful. Is vilene like pellon, do you know?

Becky Vigor said...

Your blog is always such a treat and I always want to follow along with your processes, which you always describe and illustrate so well. You are very generous with your techniques and, as I will soon have more time for experimentation, I'm going to be back here for inspiration. Thank you.

Sandy said...

What interesting surfaces. Sandy

Dianne said...

I do LOVE your blog Lynda!! They are all fantastic - the last one reminding me of a bushfire - or if you don't like that description, then maybe a fiery sunset amongst many trees.

Alis said...

You do some fantastic things.
You must have such fun together with all the things to play with.
Love it all.

Hugs, Alis

Karen Hall said...

wonderful background fabrics Lynda -
so much potential - how lovely
Karen

crafty pam said...

Thought I'd give this a try - had some fusible pelmet vilene quite wide I had bought from a quilt shop -cannot remember why. When I ironed off the foil it just stuck to the little dots of glue- my one is fusible both sides - is this the same as yours? Have ironed off more foil and painted but get a completely different effect to you - Help. By the way love yours,which is why I gave it a go.!!

Julie said...

Wow! You have been busy and meticulous in noting down all the details of what you did. These are all beautiful - I really like 4,5 and 14 but they're all gorgeous.

neki desu said...

4-7-and everyone's favorite 10.
you've created some pretty awesome surfaces .

neki desu

Waltraud said...

A great series. Wonderful colours!

sharon young said...

These are fabulous effects.I particularly like 11 as it looks very rust inspired. Would the same effect work on a sheer? so that you could burn into it, or maybe the vilene would burn. Does the foil burn with a soldering iron?

Sequana said...

Foiled again....*L*.....I now have all these different fabrics and other bases covered with various foils. The fun part really begins tomorrow then, I bet. Getting out all my paints and stuff.

I had a terrible beginning. I had pulled out what I thot was Pellon Fusible; turned out it was fusible INTERFACING!....geez....Only when it wouldn't let me get to the fusible part, did I realize.

Debbi Baker said...

Wow (I think I always start my comment son your blog with that expression - I wonder why?!) I love them all and I can't believe you got that much done in one weekend (and kept track of them all!) Look forward to seeing what you do with them.

Barbara said...

many surfaces!! wonderful!

Tenar said...

These are so beautiful! I think I need to get a bit more creative in my own needlework. You are such a great inspiration for me Lynda!

ANDREA said...

Oh how wonderful, thanks so much for sharing these gorgeous results with us. I guess I soon have to begin some experimenting with your foils:) I'll be over at your soil-site right now.
Have a great creative (foiling?)day

MargaretR said...

Ooh, I love that 12 Lynda. Of course all the others are lush too.

Barbara said...

love the foil star!! great idea!