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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Results of Play Date #2

The second thing we did during our play date on Saturday was to paint fusing. The process is to use Steam-a-seam, wet it with water, then paint it with a 50/50 mix of paint and water.  You know the water is working when the steam-a-seam starts to lift off the paper.  Now lay it aside and let it dry.

Once it is dry, you can treat it like regular fusing--cut it into shapes and fuse it to material.  The difference is that now it pretty!  The one warning is that once you have fused it to material, don't plan to iron the material again!  I haven't tried it but I have been assured that is washable.

Here is my fusing cut into rough squares and fused onto some lovely discharged fabric that Beth made.  Isn't it wonderful together?
I think a little hand quilting and maybe adding some rusty wire or copper and it will make an above average wall hanging!


  1. Thank you for visiting me.

    You have the most amazing dyed fabrics!

  2. I've never heard of dyeing Steam A Seam, what a great idea! Does it dry flat, or do you have to weight it down so it doesn't curl up?

  3. Judith. I love what you did with the bleach discharged piece. very clever.

  4. This is a great effect. What colors did you use on the cloth...metallics?

  5. Wow! All of this is fantastic!
    Love the tissue paper effect.

  6. If you like painting steam-a-seam you'll love Wonder under. Much more etherial in texture and doesn't gum up when sewing through it even when fused.


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