Karen Nickelson found this orphaned wallhanging at the Goodwill. Felt like the very light center looked like a bullseye, a distraction from the beautiful colors. Hummm! Here’s her solution.
She chose Shiva Iridescent Paintstiks and a stencil to help add some interest, texture and color to the center. Helped to pull the piece together. And yes she got the paintstiks and stencil from www.marbled-arts.com Can’t wait to see what it look like quilted.
The thought behind this class is to get you comfortable 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 learn, play and create. Experimentation is encouraged.
Please wear clothing you don’t mind getting paint on.
Supply List *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 Art Stencil minimum (stencils for marking quilting lines do not work very well).
*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
Murphy’s Oil Soap, Citra-Solve or *Brush Soap
This Winter I received this in the mail. This is a group of photos taken of my very first booth setup at a quilt snow. If I remember correctly it is at La Conner Quilt Fest 2004. At that time I just had Hand Dyed Marbled Fabric, a few sample, pillows and Framed Hand Marbled Fabric. Now ten years later, things have changed. I now just fit into a 10′ x 20′ booth, my Hand Dyed Marbled Fabrics have expanded to include Hand Dyed Fabrics(Cotton and Silk), Snowed Dyed Fabrics and Hand Dyed Bamboo Socks. My product line has expanded to include Cotton Batiks, Rayon Batik Scarves, Patterns, Artists Paintstiks, Stencils, a variety of Art Quilting Supplies and Sewing Notions and more. That would be me showing how to use Paintstiks, Brushes and Stencils on Fabric. After all it is my job to tempt you! I’m still at www.marbled-arts.com
Marbled Arts presents:
Fun with Paintstiks & Stencil on Fabric Basic Supplies – Fabric Paintstiks
Painters Tape Brushes (Paintstik & Stencil)
Freezer Paper Stencils
Parchment Paper Cleaners -Cirta-Solv, Murphy Oil Soap or Brush Soap
Paper Towels Sharp Knife
Misc. Supplies – Not necessary, but sure make life more fun.
Grip-N-Grip Permanently Repositionable Spray
Pre-wash fabric using non-detergent soap (Synthrapol)
Cover work area
Wear old clothes
Remove skin from the end of Paintstik using a sharp knife or Potato Peeler
Rub Paintstik onto palette surface (Parchment Paper)
Load paint onto Brush
Apply paint color using a gentle circular motion or dabbing motion.
Simple Stencils – Painters Tape, Freezer paper
Per-Cut Stencils – Use the entire stencil or mask off just part of the stencil
Multiple Colors – Start with the lightest color first
Solid, Transparent or Color Wash
Primers – Titanium White and Beige
Clean Up – Brush as much excess paint onto a paper towel. Dip in your cleaner. Work Paint out with a paper towel. Repeat until brush is clean. Then wash brushes by hand with soap and cool water. If you are using 404 on your stencil, the formula has changed and you will need Rubbing Alcohol to clean the sticky stuff off of the stencil.
404 Cleanup – Old formula cleans up with Citra-Solv, Murphy Oil Soap or Brush Cleaner. New formula cleans up using Rubbing Alcohol.
Heat Setting – Allow the painted fabric to dry for 3-5 days, and then heat-set to make the colors permanent. Set your iron to the proper setting for the fabric. Place a piece Parchment Paper on your ironing surface, put the fabric paint-side down on the parchment Paper and press. Take your time. When you think you have heat-set long enough, that much longer. You cannot over heat-set, but to under heat-set is really bad.