I have mentioned before how I have been collecting crisp packets for Tracy(take a look at her blog and you'll see some of the amazing pieces she is creating).
I now have two dustbin bags full of them - not bad for someone who never eats crisps - so I thought I would see if I could put them to use somehow.
I tried putting them in the oven like the children used to years ago (why?) to shrink them but found they came out too hard so decided to put them between two sheets of baking parchment and iron them. They melt in pretty much the same way as Tyvek.
I also tried zapping them with the heat tool but not sure I like the effect, need to work on that one more.
I then used acrylic paints and Creative Sprays on the surface.
This is the foil from inside of the bag.And these two are the outside of the packet. I used a McCoys mixed six pack. The colouring shows through well underneath the acrylic - Quin.NA Gold and a very small amount of Paynes Grey were the only acrylic colours I used on the front of the packets with a quick spray of Creative Sprays Autumn Gold.Close up.This one is a Walkers Sensations packet with Creative Sprays only - Copper and Autumn Gold - sprayed on the surfaceLook out for more experimenting with these. :)
Something else I have been playing with at the weekend is this - Men in Corsets (unfinished)Old dressmaking pattern tissue has been used on the painted surface. The metallic paints on the corsets are not quite as light on some of them as they appear in the photo, especially the baby blue one. :)
And just a reminder that you will find these......in the fourth and final freebie workshop that accompanies 'Stitching the Textured Surface' on the d4Daisy website tomorow, Monday the 18th. Enjoy!