Thursday, January 13, 2011

TYVEK -new material, to play with

This is my first attemp using Tyvek-
a non woven polyethylene material.
When warmed up, it makes bubbles,a nd holes, an other interesting reactions.

I tryed it here in this stamped collage, and likes it-do you see it ,it becomes rather
hard and heawy, after the warming up,-but you can still sew in it.

Just a hello , and  showing , a for me new material-do some of you know this,
and have you tryed it ??????

Many hugs, and  kisses to all of you.
Love ,Dorthe


Anonymous said...

Looks great as an embellishment, it takes paint really well too. The best part is it's waterproof so you can make a book cover and have it be waterproof. It's fun and unpredictable, show us more dear friend. xox Corrine

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Wow I really love the way this turned out! I knew of tyvek as I have a Lesley Riley video where she uses it but I have never used it myself. I love the way you used it as her hair Dorthe! Not only is this a gorgeous collage but it looks like it was fun too!

Rhonda said...

Dorthe, what an amazing collage, I love the colors, the textures, everything about it.

I will look for this product next time I'm shopping. xoxoxoxoxo Rhonda

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Dorthe,

I have heard of using "Tyvek" in art work but I have never tried it myself, although I'm intrigued enough to want to try it!!

Looks really interesting in your new collage. I love all the different textures in it!

Love this newest creation Dorthe!!

Warm Hugs,


Sandy said...

Oh wow Dorthe a big applause from me.
Unbelievable creation. Very impressive. Love it.

Have a wonderful weekend my dear friend. Hugs.

Suz said...

That is just beautiful! I know what Tyvek is and have heard it used as an art material but never imagined it could be this pretty!

Thank you so much for your kind note. I am feeling happier and really focusing on keeping myself in that place. It is not easy but I think I can do it!


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Dorthe,
wonderful collage you did - love it! I did a book cover with Tyvek.
Have a wonderful weekend and stay warm.
Marie said...

Ohhh whow Dorthe...this creations are very very beautiful. Love it really. And...thanks for your lovely comment on my blog. Have a nice day...hugs, Trudie.

Jensters said...

I love it too, but havnt used it for a while...loved painted it and then using the heat gun on it.

Claudia said...

What a neat idea! I see Tyvek being used in the building of houses all the time, but I never thought of creating with it!


My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Dorthe,

I love it! Just wonderful layers for this creation...beautiful.

Blessings, Sharon

Pearl said...

It's a great material I make all kinds of paper with it for wrapping presents or backgrounds on collages. Using kleenex or sponge to move paint around and then put different types of leaves pressed into it. I am a lucky girl as my father has been in the construction business for 50 years and I have rolls of it. Have fun! Hugs, Pearl

sharon said...

I have never used it, but you make everthing look beautiful sweet Dorthe! Such a great piece!

Createology said...

Hi Dorthe. Isn't it fun when you try a new medium/material and you like the results?!! This collage is wonderful. Now you know why American post offices hide their tyvek priority envelopes. Bahahaha. Happy creating...

Unknown said...

just beautiful dorthe! i have never tried working with that. where do you find it?

The French Bear said...

Dorthe, this is beautiful! I haven't used it before but do you think it would make a pair of shoes?!!! I have shoes on the brain right now!!! Thanks for your lovely comments, the shoes are sometimes little tiny ones for dolls, two inches and sometimes I make them really big, up to six inches long(the size of my hand)!!!!
Margaret B

Lisa said...

beautiful work Dorthe!

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Good morning, dearest Dorthe! It's funny, just yesterday I thought about tyvek after not having used it for a couple of years. I didn't do anything with it yesterday though. It hadn't been a creative day for me. Your collage is awesome and I love how you used the tyvek!!! It's just the perfect addition!
Have a great day, Sweetie!
Kys, kys, kys og knus, knus, knus,

Alexandra said...

Dorthe meine Liebe das sieht super klasse aus.
Hugs Alexandra

Lululiz said...

Dorthe, the collage is amazing! I was quite speechless when I saw it. Fabulous composition.
I have never used Tyvek before, although I have heard of it. Looks interesting and fun to work with.

suziqu's thread works said...

Dear Dorthe I have been admiring your work for sometime now - it is simply beautiful and your work is truely heartfelt. This is yet another beautiful collage even though I have not used Tyvek it has worked really well here.
I am now following you along.
Love, Suzy

Hearts Turned said...

What a gorgeous collage, Dorthe! I need to try that stuff--never heard of it! Love the texture and depth it gives your piece--just fabulous!

Hope you're having a beautiful day, dear friend!


Gabriela said...

I love this! I have the tyvek stashed away but have not tried it yet!
Thanks for making me think of it again!

Anonymous said...

Ohhh i love this Dorthe, its gorgeous !!! I will have to look out for Tyvek.
Thank you so much for your beautiful postcard. it arrived today and really brightened my day, You are the most lovely friend, thank you. I will post a pic of it tomorrow
hugs June xxxx

Sandy said...

What a wonderful effect! The collage is just beautiful. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Paula said...

Hi sweet Dorthe,

I have never heard of it or tried it before. It sounds interesting! I love the collage you made! It is gorgeous!!! You are so creative dear friend!!! I love the image too! Thank you so much for visiting me sweetie and for your kind words!!! You are such a loving sweetheart and your lovely words are like a nice hug!!! I hope all is well with you and you are keeping warm!!! Have a beautiful weekend my precious friend!!! Lost of love, hugs and kisses to you dearest Dorthe!!! Love, Paula

Sanja said...

Meine viele stempel langsam verstauben hier..muss mal wieder was damit machen,echt.:-)
sieht absolut klasse aus Dorthe!

Liebe Grüße
Sanja xox

Myrna said...

What a gorgeous collage, Dorthe! But then, I love ALL your work! ;-)
Thank you for visiting and leaving sweet comments on my blog!
Blessings to you!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Such a beautiful piece, Dorthe...and what an interesting technique!

Anonymous said...

Dorthe, the collage is beautiful. Yes, I've heard of using Tyvek. A lot of art quilters are using it, and, of course, mixed media artists. I've tried to get some but it's pricey and no one that I know has scraps. The lumber stores don't carry small amounts. Hmmm...I'll have to check the Dick Blick catalog. They're pretty good about keeping up with trends! I've heard it's a lot of fun to use. What did you "warm" it with?
Warm hugs,

Anonymous said...

PS: I LOVE how you made the face half on the music and half on the pink paper!!!
More hugs...

Robin said...

This is a beautiful piece Dorthe! I love the colors and the textures.


Rebecca said...

Hey Sweetie
I do not know this material, but it looks fascinating, I will have to check it out. I love what you did with the collage
Hope you have a wonderful time with your friend

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My Creative House said...

Oh dear your collage with tyvek is wonderful, she has a good hair day I can see, skønt ansigt stempel og fin måde at lave hendes hår på, dejligt at sludre lidt med dig, vi tales ved, ha en hyggelig aften.
Knus Anni

marie said...

Wonderful collage and thank you for the introduction to Tyvek in art!
Love the colors and texture in this.

Carole said...

WOW tyvek never looked so good! did you have to use a heat gun to make it bubble? Maybe give this a try!

Sugar Lump Studios said...

what a wonderful piece! I have never tried Tyvek - but your beautiful art makes me want to! stunning!!!

Jillayne said...

I have never heard of it at all - and am still trying to figure out exactly what it is! What I do know is that your collage is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen - I love her face! And as Diane said, the way you did it half on and half off is simply gorgous. Lovely work Dorthe!

Lovey said...

I've missed all these goodies! Sorry about that! I love this one too Dorthe!

Vicki Boster said...

And I thought the last one was beautiful!! This is haunting - I adore this beautiful face and those eyes - so very lovely - you are good my friend!


Esther said...

Love all the textures!! wowowow!!!

The Rustic Victorian said...

Beautiful, just beautiful...first I have hear of tyvek...hummm