Hand Marbled Moonlight in River Rocks or Stones Design. This is how the paint looks when it first goes onto the marbling base, before anything is done. It is a very old marbling design and one of my favorites. I have been walking in the moonlight with Miss Molly (my dog).
The thought behind this class is to get you addicted to using paintstiks and stencils. You will learn a variety of simple techniques using different types of stencils, paintstiks and brushes on fabrics. We will discuss the care and use of Paintstiks. Explore the differences between Matte and Iridescent Paintstiks. Discover how helpful primers and blenders can be. We are going to get out our paintstiks to experiment, play and create.
Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting paint on.
Paintstiks – a minimum of 3 colors
Brushes – a minimum of 3 brushes, I recommend 2 Paintstik brushes (short stubby) and 1 Stencil brushes (a bit longer and softer).
Stencils – one minimum
Fabric – Minimum of 8 pieces, no smaller than 14” x 14”. Please pre-wash using a non-detergent soap (I use Synthrapol). Cotton – darks and lights, with a pattern or without. Optional Fabrics – Silk, Silk/Cotton, Rayon, Wool, Velvet (low nap is better). Must be able to heat set all fabrics.
Blue Painters Tape
Kitchen Parchment Paper
Sharp knife or potato peeler
Citra-Solve or Brush Soap
Permanently Repositionable Spray (404)
Karen Nickelson has been at it again. She used one of my Snow Dyed Fabrics, a Payne’s Gray Paintstik and a stencil to create this table runner.
I am always experimenting with colors. Dancing Purple in the Dragon Wing’s Design is our current Featured Fabric. It has a variety of moods depending on who it is hanging out with.
Yep, here and at my Facebook Page. It is now an extreme close up of Emotion Red in the Waved Feathers Design. I am just about to start dying the fabric to be hand marbled. Always a ton of fun. Dreaming of new colors.