Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Experimenting with Evolon and Lutradur

I have been experimenting with Lutradur and Evolon for the past little while but this time I have been using transfer paints and crayons rather than paints and dyes that I have been using before.

The above picture is transfer dyes with peacock feathers as a resist on Evolon. It has turned out really well.
This is Evolon again but this time the base colour was a second print from the transfer paints and on top I took prints from a couple of rubbing plates using transfer crayons.

This one is Evolon again with transfer paints and waste threads as a resist. I have had these paints and crayons for years and they are still working well. Although I used this technique many years ago on polyester fabric this is my first attempt with Evolon.

I love this piece. It's Lutradur. I took one print and then a second from the same piece of painted paper. I use computer paper as it's not as porous as others.

This is Evolon again but this time the two prints are from rubbings using transfer crayons.

This is Lutradur and transfer paints. These colours are very rich but you can get them paler if you want by taking a second print.

Evolon and transfer crayons.


This is Evolon it's nice and pale as the base was a second print from a painted paper. I used Punchinella (sequin waste) as a resist this time. You just have to be careful because the sequin waste will melt under the iron. I wasn't too happy with how the Evolon reacted to heat, I prefer Lutrador for that, however I think these will make great backgrounds for further stitch.

13 comments:

StegArt said...

Lovely results!

Tonniece said...

More lovelies.
I especially like the results of the feather and punchinella pieces.

MargaretR said...

You are a woman after my own heart. I love the transfer paints and of course the digital images.

Doreen G said...

Fantastic results Carol I rather like the sequin waste sample.
What is Evolon? -I have never heard of it.

Deb H said...

Very cool pieces Carol.
Lovely transfers. I love the translucence of colors on the Lutradur.

I like how Lutradur melts too. It's fun to paint, then stitch or cut, then melt. It's interesting material.

Sandy said...

LWonderful experiments, but then, you are good at that. Sandy

Susan D said...

Great experiments, I'll have to add transfer paints to my ever increasing shopping list.

Violette Severin said...

I think the results are beautiful, too.

Cellostitcher said...

Wonderful!

Eva scrap said...

You have done Lovely patterns the peacock feathers are so beautiful!

Carol said...

Thank you for dropping by everyone. I have been having a lot of fun with these two products. It's ages since I used the dysperse dyes but the Lutrador and Evolon are ideal candidates for the dyes.

Homeleightigger said...

I love all these Carol - especially the feather one. It never ceases to amaze me what 'playing' can achieve. Is Evolon similar to Lutrador?

Judy Scott said...

Beautiful and I am now the lucky owner of two of these pieces, thankyou Carol for your kindness. They are lovely in real life, Judy x