Saturday, 23 November 2013

Further experiments in fabric lamination

I have been playing with some different materials for laminating with including aluminium foil, metallic and hollographic papers to see if they will laminate and what the effects will be once they are nuno felted. These images on the left were taken after applying the medium through some Christmassy stencils. The images on the right after soaking in warm water overnight and attempting to remove what had not been glued to the organza.

Aluminium foil
All the foil detached from the medium leaving just the medium attached to the organza.

Holographic paper
Again, the holographic foil preferred to detach from the organza than from it's card backing
Foiled wrapping paper
This one worked reasonably well although the medium is a little thick in places leading to white lines.

Mirrored card
The red plastic film on top of the "mirror" partially adhered but obviously was not longer reflective.

Metallic card
This sort of worked, at least it detached easily from the paper but the result is not very metallic.

Textured metallic card
This did not work at all, it behaved a lot like aluminium foil in that the non-glued areas refused to detach.

The only one that really worked out of this batch was the metallic red wrapping paper. A bit disappointing really. :o(

I still attempted to felt a few of them, the medium on its own is quite effective.

Foil wrapping paper

The medium on its own 


  1. Interesting experiments! With the foils and gold leafing, you don't need to soak them afterwards. The unstuck parts should just peal off, leaving only the glued parts.

    1. I am wondering if it would work better with a thinner foil, I was using a heavy duty baking foil and unfortunately it preferred to peel away from the "glue" rather than tear. I have some guilding flakes that might work better.....