Saturday, June 5, 2010

be.....weave it or not......4

Detail of what happens when you use a heat gun on your polyester organza.....MAGIC! I always liked the piece, but it was still too neat and tidy. I love the distressed effect, so had this in mind from the beginning. What do you think?





Warning!!!!! Remember to take the proper precautions when using a heat gun to melt organza. Good ventilation and the proper ventilator (NOT a dust mask) should protect you from the evil chemicals. Mine was purchased from a safety company called Ackland-Granger. Call up a similar company in your area and ask them what they suggest.

The final piece!



Well, it's not actually the final step, but it needs to rest for a while. I haven't found the right focal element yet, so it can just sit and wait until I do.

be......weave it or not.......OUT!

7 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

aaaah - NOW I get it!! I couldn't figure out why you would cover what looked to be a perfectly wonderful piece...duh, should have known!! Obviously I have a lot to learn!

Kaite said...

interesting, but what happened to the dangles? they were pretty...k.

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Unfortunately, the dangles withered up in the heat and disappeared into nothing. That doesn't mean to say that there won't be a different type of fringe in the future, just not the same one. I'm all about experimenting and that's what this particular exercise has been about. I did like the earlier backgrounds, but I like this one the best.

Rachel Murphree said...

Very cool, AM, to see the progression of this piece. about how big is it? I'm not a heat gun player like you, not even tempted, but I of course, love your work!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Rachel! It's 7 1/2 wide X 8 1/2 long, but please bear in mind that it will probably be reconfigured &/or incorporated into another piece. It might even be distressed a little more when I get a chance. It was intended as a fun, play type exercise to clear my artistic pallette for the next BJP. BTW, April will be posted this evening.

jude said...

hey! i really like what you are doing with the weaving thing!

Anne Marie - Toronto said...

Thanks, Jude! As you can tell, I'm just a wee bit experimental with my fibre. I don't know much about weaving, but playing is fun.