Friday, November 17, 2017

Heat set and WIP

Nothing finished this week except a set of curtains for my bedroom that I won’t bore you with. 

I’m working on a goat. It’s almost done but I will keep you in suspense until next week 😆

Started another landscape, same pattern as the last couple. This time in November like colors. I always pick the sky and water first cause skies are the impact. I love this fabric combo.

And I tested acrylic paint mixed with textile medium to see if it really does set it enough to wash. The left is washed and it seems to actually work! It was put in with a regular load of clothes on a normal cycle. Air dried. I don’t have an agitator as I imagine that might rub it to much but this worked great! 

 Next week is thanksgiving already! Have a happy and healthy thanksgiving everyone - we are blessed to be where we are what ever circumstances that may be.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Leaf printing

I’ve been playing with ferns, leaves and paint. See the video from the slightly mad quilt lady on last weeks post to see how. Don’t forget to use the paper over the painted leaf like I did in the lower pics. Paint went where it shouldn’t have, thus the futile attempts to wipe it off (lower right)
They got better as I went along learning not to put to much paint on so it doesn’t glob, adding some aloe gel to my paint mix to soften the look a bit and using a sponge craft brush instead of the roller. 

Now Glen, of quilts and dogs fame has been doing the printing too and she not only did some beautiful prints, she whipped up a journal cover using the prints in no time flat. I don’t know how she gets so much done. She has been on fire lately, finishing quilt after quilt. My hero! 

So not to be outdone, I quilted this one up with white thread in the leaf veins and a basic meander on the background.


And made a sketchbook cover. The two I tried were to small but this one I quilted first, measured later and it fits perfectly!


Here’s the back                                                                            And the inside.

I love how it came out. ❤️❤️❤️  

Friday, November 3, 2017

Pastel landscape

Finished today. 19”x16”
I’m making a pattern to sell for this one so plan on seeing a few more with variations. I want to see what size different enlargements of the basic fit on a regular 8.5x11 pattern will get you. This one was enlarged 175%

Oh! I do want to share a you tube video by Charlotte from New Zealand on how to print leaves on fabric with paint. I want to try this for sure although most of our leaves here in Vermont are gone.