I would love a comment if you are playing along (I know that Lyn is) just to see if all the effort is worth it!!!
I grandly announced yesterdayPELMET VILENE. Overnight I had a thought that some of you have no idea what I mean. So I have dug out the REAL name.
Vilene Specialist Sew-In Extra heavy white sew-in interfacing 239. I buy 30cm wide but it is also sold in a wider width (that sounds a bit silly :-) Anyway this is to one to use. Now if you can / dontwant to get it, have you a stash of really old thick grotty polyester wadding lurking about? Sandwich a piece between baking parchment / silicon paper & give it a jolly good hot iron. If it compresses flat - does it? Hooray you have made your own type of vilene. Try using a few layers together, you could use fusible web to hold them together or Supermend (which is fusible web in powder form) You want a fairly stiff base to work on for a book cover. There are many other types of interfacing - LUTRADUR 100 or 130, only trouble with this is that we will be using heat sources & it has a lovely tend to hole & buckle ....hmmm great properties maybe for another project. There is Timtex, buckram etc. Hey use what you want, but I get great results from the 'Pelmet Vilene'
COLOURING - as the PV is synthetic it loves the transfer process, cant vouch for the other products (except the Lutradur) as dont know their fibre content, but just 'have a go'
Mix up the powder according to the manufacurers instructions. More detail is provided in my TRANSFORMING WITH TRANSFERS WORKSHOP, arriving this week on http://shelaghfolgate.bigcartel.com
If you have the paints (in liquid form already) you are all set.
See you tomorrow, when CREATING WILL BEGIN ( cant today got to go to work, 2 new courses starting, hence the early post - wish me luck!!)