Goodwill Save!

Bullseye

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.

Saved

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.

That was then and this is now!

Beginnings_2003This 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. Now_2014 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. And_Now_2014 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

How to use Paintstiks on Fabric

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
Handy Wipes

Misc. Supplies – Not necessary, but sure make life more fun.
Grip-N-Grip                            Permanently Repositionable Spray
Old Towel

  • Preparation
    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 gentle circular motion or dabbing motion.

  • Stencils
    Simple Stencils – Painters Tape, Freezer paper
    Per-Cut Stencils – Use the entire stencil or mask off just part of the stencil
  • Different Looks
    Single Colors
    Multiple Colors – Start with 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.
  • 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.  When you think you have heat-set long enough, do it some more.  You cannot over heat-set, but to under heat-set is really bad.