I am trying to figure out what to use for a glaze so to speak for a piece I'm doing. I want it to look like it's shiny like water, but I'm unsure of what to use, and the effects of it. I am limited to what I can get in my town, so any ideas would help. It's a raised quilt made to look like the person is in water and the face is above the water. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
I think I'd try stitching it first in something suggestive of waves and water and then apply silver foil to the raised areas of your stitching to make it look like you've caught a reflection of light.
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I JUST made shaving cream marbling and it came out very much like water. The variations in the colors, esp. the white peeking through. On some of it I used small glass beads to pick up the reflection.
Maybe some translucent fabric paint, or a light coating of glitter glue?
I use florists cellophane which I paint & heat gun, it creates a shiny,wave effect. Pale transluscent organza heat gunned can also be used.
Hi, if you havent found anything already, what about a very thin film of plastic? Today I didnt have any transfer paper & I'm on holiday far away from shops, so I cut up a plastic wrapper that a cheap raincoat came in. I used that instead of paper, but I though what a marvellous medium that would make it look like water... and easily available.
Oh, Angelina would be cool too. I did some water effect similarly with shimmery organza, but it was slippery to sew.
I hope this project gets posted here so we can see it! :)
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what do you think about laminating the fabric. i was at a fabric store the other day and when a teacher said she laminated the fabric i instantly thought of you.
I just did water using a watery-looking fabric and quilting it onto Texture Magic. Came out with nice waves after I iron steamed it.