Saturday, February 25, 2012
Surface Design Brought to You by Michael's
I finally had the opportunity today to try out some of the finds from Michael's.
I wrapped rubber bands and stuck adhesive craft foam designs to two to the mini rolling pins.
I cut some flower shapes from the adhesive felt and stuck them on corrugated cardboard.
I also decided to cut a piece of 3" x 4" adhesive felt to stick it to a piece of corrugated cardboard. I then cut some stripes of the adhesive felt and adhered those.
It turns out that the textured felt piece did not have an adhesive backing. So I decided to use it under the piece of fabric I was printing and do a rubbing using a foam brayer.
Here are the results.
I think the adhesive felt has potential. Two interested things I noticed with the striped piece. I first used orange paint and then switched to a muted blue. While printing with the blue, I noticed that some of the orange was coming through. The felt had soaked up the original color and was still releasing it subtly. The other thing I noticed was the soft effect of the felt in some places...with some "furry" flecks.