Wednesday, March 28, 2012

WOYWW 03-28-12: Mad Scientist Experiments!'

by Mary Lou 'LuLu' Haynes

Howdy and Welcome,

Today while tidying up a bit for WOYWW this week, I unearthed a paper project in the nether regions of my craft table. I  had donned my mad scientist hat a while back and was experimenting by ironing freezer paper to the backs of some thin papers  - tissue, handmade, original blotter splats. So far, so good.

'Mad Scientist EXPERIMENTS'

Next, the plan is to adhere the rough side of 2 freezer papers back to back to create a sturdy substrate. When dry, I'll punch the pages with my Bind It All, then use the pages as backgrounds in art journals. This is a slow process for me - I like instant gratification with my experiments. But this project seems to be dragging on...

How about you? Have you tried ironing freezer paper to the backs of thin/flimsy  papers? What were your results? Have you tried ironing freezer paper to fabrics? Would love to see your results. Please email me or comment here with a link to your blog post if you've tried this technique.

Not shown: just got in a shipment from of white gel pens of various brands. So far, I'm loving how they write over all the various media in my art journals.

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karen said...

Sounds like your paper/freezer paper would make a great background page. So it would make the paper stronger and waxier? I haven't ever done this though as I don't have an iron!
Look forward to seeing the finished pages! And I hope you will do a review on the white gel pens too!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

i have freezer paper but haven't gotten around to using it yet. your experiments look awesome and binding it all up sounds great. i love white pens!

Julia Dunnit said...

Years ago when envelopes were being routinely hand made to match 'non-standard' card sizes, I used to iron freezer paper to coloured and patterned tissue papers and make envelopes from the result,,the tissue linings were a cheerful and nice surprise, but I've never been any more adventurous with it than that! And now it's nearly £12 a roll in the UK, I don't use it at all!

Karen said...

I love the sound of your experiment, what great fun? Love the papers that I can see sitting on your desk too, they look fab :)

Take care and have a great week, Luv Karen xx #91

Danielle said...

The papers on your desk look really nice. It sounds like the a very sturdy and would make great journal pages. dani39

CraftygasheadZo said...

Sounds like a fab project! Take care & enjoy snooping the WOYWW desks, it's now Thursday but I'm still nosing! Zo xx 74

Rita said...

Very interesting workspace Lulu. I love your work and hope to get and have good browse later. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

Neet said...

Nope not ironed freezer paper on anything as yet. Did have some years ago - now where is it?
White pens - are any of them fine pointed ~Sharpie ones? I have a friend who is looking for some and doesn't know where to buy from.
Hugs, Neet #5 (who has candy on her blog) xx

Sherry Edwards said...

I've never used freezer paper but your techniques sound interesting. Be good to see the results some time.

Thanks for already visiting my desk this week
WoYwW # 3

voodoo vixen said...

OK... so now I need freezer paper? Not waxed paper or parchment paper? LOL The pens sound interesting as I am looking for something that will write on weird and wonderful stuff for my altered book... Annette #22

Queen Of Toys said...

I did it years ago the freezer paper ironing onto the backs of papers and it worked a treat for me as long as there was no steam in the iron. I will try and hunt the papers down. i also used wax paper and ironed it onto my own created papers and it gave a really good splotchy look. Worth a try.

Thanks for sharing your desk

Eliza no 181

SophieNewton said...

Fabulous experiment, I love messing around with new ideas. Happy belated WOYWW x
Sophie no.813

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I ironed freezer paper I cut into shapes onto fabric awhile back. I didn't get the resist I had hoped for. But, I like what you made. Belated wishes from #2.

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