Have you worked with Tyvek?

Posted by Ruth on 30 September 2013 | 0 Comments

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Have you ever played with Tyvek? I have been meaning to for a long time but never got around to it until today. I'm not sure why I waited so long because I had lots of fun.

I've been saving one of the Tyvek envelopes to experiment with. I'm sure you can find it in other places. When I asked in one of the NZ hardware stores, they had it listed for building supplies. I am not sure where else you would find it other than as an envelope which you'll find in stationery stores. I know the US postal service has Tyvek envelopes, although they do have printed logo etc over them. That probably doesn't matter. The print could make an interesting design.

I uses permanent markers to color my tyvek.

...and then I cut it up to small pieces so I could try some different things.

I used my iron to heat it. A heat touch may work too. Be warned, you do need a pressing cloth when using the iron and don't apply the heat too long. A pair of tweezers may be a good idea so you don't burn your fingers.

Tyvek squares underneath Teflon Sheet

I tried some different things. Here is my first attempt.

I didn't care for the effect so tried again with those same pieces.

I like the result of those much better. Here's a closer look.

This piece I just melted one side and the tyvek curled nicely. Perhaps a cool looking leaf but I'd have to color both sides.

Here I dabbed the iron in the center. These almost look like lily pads.

This tyvek I pressed lightly all over the top...

I love the effect it made on the back.

These I melted just a little too much!

I did have a lot of fun. Maybe I can use some of this tyvek in one of my challenges.

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