I am so excited about learning and implementing new techniques and finding ways to create with what would be considered a non-art products. This one, I'm sure, I will use many times in the future. I squealed with excitement as the results unfolded. I added the finished page to my Create Art with Abandon journal. Here's the process:
On a 7 x 11 140# water color paper I adhered a sheet music for the background. Followed by a white wash to tone down the image of the sheet music. I, then, applied this awesome product in 4 different ways. #1 I cut strips and adhered it with soft gel medium. After it was dried I took a heat gun to it. It melted, the edges curled, small holes appeared and then this awesome texture. #2 I cut a piece and sewed around the edges on my sewing machine (bottom) then I used the heat gun. It melted in areas and created rugged holes. This was way too cool! #3 Then I wanted to see what affect it would have if I only glued the edges (top left). After the gel medium dried I used the heat gun, again. The same thing happened as with the bottom. It melted and created holes. Because it was a smaller section it all became one big hole. This created a frame and it became a perfect place to add my thought. #4 I cut out flower shapes and glued them down, after the glue was dry I used a heat gun. Just look how those little flowers curled up! I am smitten!
Of course, I then finished off the project with color. All the while I kept smiling at the results of my allusive product. Were you able to guess what product I used? Drum roll please........ it was a used Priority Mail tyvek envelope. Who knew? Certainly not me.
Why don't you try it and let me see what you create.