Technique of the Week #19 – Shading with MistyFuse
Project hours: 2 hours
Design and materials: 1 hours
Execution: 1 hours
MistyFuse is a paperless fusible web that comes in white, black, and ultraviolet. Iris, the wonderful woman at MistyFuse, had some that wasn’t black enough, but was perfect for what I want it for, so I bought a whole bolt.
The pear is layers of MistyFuse to create the “drawing” of the fruit. No tulle is used. How I did this was to draw out a design onto paper, including marking where I wanted the shading of the layers to lay. I laid a small piece of MistyFuse down over the drawing, and holding the MistyFuse with one hand, I snipped away the excess with the other. I did this for each layer, and fused it down with my Goddess pressing sheet as I cut them. It was really neat to see the design take shape. More complicated designs would take longer, but I can see using this for shading still lifes, people, and much more. I especially like how it looks hand drawn.