Somewhere along the line I have come to view my life as one big experiment. In my studio if something sits still to long it could end up in a dye bucket. Recently I received a bolt of Tone on Tone Cotton Fabric and I have questions.
What happens if you throw it into a dye bucket? What happens it you use paintstiks on the printed part of the fabric? Will it stick?
I tossed it in with some Pansy Purple Scarves that I was dying and a whole new look appeared. Added some Iridescent Gold Paintstik, that had been cured, heat set, washed and dried.
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.
*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
*Permanently Repositionable Spray (404)
*These are all things that I have available for sale on my website www.marbled-arts.com. If possible I will also have everything Paintstik related available for purchase at class.
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.