I have been wanting to give this a try. The instructions are a bit hard to follow - I agree. My experiment - SAS comes with two papers sandwiching the fusible. I cut a 4" square of SAS. I removed the first protective paper exposing the fusible. Taped it to a plastic bag (fusible side up) and painted it with Lumiere Gold paint. I am letting it dry. (I need to let it dry 24 hours.) My next step will be to use an Applique Pressing Sheet. I will place the sheet on my ironing board, place my painted web on the Applique Sheet painted side up. Then place another Applique Pressing Sheet on top as I don't want any bits of fusible or paint on my ironing surface or ironing board. Then, if it works I plan to cut out my shapes and fuse (painted side up) to my project using a Applique Pressing Sheet. What I am hoping will happen is the paint will fuse to the webbing and give the look of organza. I don't know if it is going to work, but giving it a try! Karen, I'd be interested in knowing how your doing with your sample, too!
If you go to Marcy Tilton's website she has a downloadable pdf preview of her "On the Surface" CD - on page 7 (of 13) her process of painting on fusible web is discussed a bit more fully. The URL is http://www.marcytilton.com/index.php?cid=129 . I found that this short excerpt from her CD gave me a clearer understanding of which side to use and why. Hope this helps!
I love the rusting idea! I love rusting fabric!
I use my left over fabric paint to paint fusible web. It takes very little paint. I also will lay fusibles or scrim, or other thin materials underneath my fabric when I paint to soak up the extras. Lots of fun and economical. I haven't had much time to use the fusible yet. Just a little under some thin fabrics to adhere it to a base material. You can also melt it and the top fabric (if polyester) and get some fun results. I have a blog with some photos of my photo albums using painted/printed interfacing that has some places where I have used the fusible underneath. you can check it out at www.triscartsi.com
Thank you Barbara, i just looked at your website, it is just beautiful. And so is your work. I can't wait to try your suggestions.
That is a fun technique to try. I painted on HeatnBond Lite and it also turned out great.
Love you website too, Barbara!