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    WOW Candi they are beautiful. I think I will like playing with these a lot. I also think I will like the irradecent one too.A little bling is nice. Thanks for all of you helpful hints. Your quilt blocks are lovely

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    Oh I just started playing with these. I LOVE them. Yes, you have to heat set them and yes thay can be washed. All I have done so far is stenciling with them. I posted a photo somewhere of what I did, I'll see if I can find it. But they are a lot of fun and I can see many possibilites with them. I only initially bought two packs of the 3 mini sticks to see if I like them before investing too much money, and I am looking at buying the whole collection. They come in two styles: matte and iridescent, I personally like the later as I like a little bling, lol, and these come in 16 or 18 shades. The matte sticks come in a lot more colors. You can always mix too to get additional colors. the sticks are self healing and supposed to last forever. Ok, I am excited about them as you can tell. I have been searching online for the best deal, it pays to shop around as I am noticing that prices do vary.

    Oh, I also bought a book called Design Magic by Shelly Stokes, and it has great ideas and tips. And don't forget to do a search, there are a few helpful tutorials online.

    Oh, one more thing I forgot to say, you really don't need to buy stencils, you can make your own with freezer paper, if you print or trace your deisgn on freezer paper, cut it out, press it on your fabric and paint away

    And lastly, do show us what you make.
    Good information. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    Ok, here is a link to the post where I posted the photos of what made with the paintsticks. Post 3745, follow the two links.

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    those are wonderful. Makes me want to go out and buy the paint sticks.

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    Just an option:

    I bought mine at an art supply store. They were much less expensive and I could choose those colors I wanted to use. This was back when LQS's sold them in prepacked sets and not individually. Now L!QS's may sell individually but they still don't have the selection.

    I highlighted some 'stained glass' type wall quilts/hangings to make the flowers really pop. I used a small stencil brush and small paintbrush to apply, putting the paintstick on freezer paper first and treating like it was paint. I let it dry - no problem here in Arizona. Then I heat set it.

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    Okay, bring me out of the dark ages!

    QUESTIONS:


    1. Are they permanent once applied?
    2. Do they fade?
    3. Could you just do highlights with them on a fussy cut quilt for instance as in snow on a flower tip?
    4. Are they messy as in you have to be really careful it doesn't get anywhere you don't want it as in working with chalk pastels?

    Thanks for any input. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the post!

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    I love to use them with stencils. They make quick blocks to make into table runners. I used gold on Christmas fabric with snowflake stencil. I also found them at an art supply store.......less expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wonnie View Post
    Okay, bring me out of the dark ages!

    QUESTIONS:


    1. Are they permanent once applied?
    2. Do they fade?
    3. Could you just do highlights with them on a fussy cut quilt for instance as in snow on a flower tip?
    4. Are they messy as in you have to be really careful it doesn't get anywhere you don't want it as in working with chalk pastels?

    Thanks for any input. It sounds like a lot of fun. Thanks for the post!
    Ok, I'll try to answer the questions according to what I know.
    Yes, they are permanent once applied but you do still need to heat set them, and my understanding is that they don't fade. But I haven't used them long enough to test that.

    You could do anything you want with them, even if just highlighting a block or a quilting motif or whatever, and you can use on multiple surfaces not just fabric.

    They are not really messy per se as they come in a solid form, like a crayon. But they are permanent once they hit fabric so I won't work with them sitting on my favorite designer chair or wearing my nice clothes, lol. But I used baby wipes to clean my hands and table as I wa swirling with them.

    Hope this helps. And I agree with the comments about getting them at an art supply store. I seem to be finding the best deals at online art supply stores.
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    thanks for the info. I would love to get some for quilt block painting. Sounds like and add to the Christmas List.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candi View Post
    Oh I just started playing with these. I LOVE them. Yes, you have to heat set them and yes thay can be washed. All I have done so far is stenciling with them. I posted a photo somewhere of what I did, I'll see if I can find it. But they are a lot of fun and I can see many possibilites with them. I only initially bought two packs of the 3 mini sticks to see if I like them before investing too much money, and I am looking at buying the whole collection. They come in two styles: matte and iridescent, I personally like the later as I like a little bling, lol, and these come in 16 or 18 shades. The matte sticks come in a lot more colors. You can always mix too to get additional colors. the sticks are self healing and supposed to last forever. Ok, I am excited about them as you can tell. I have been searching online for the best deal, it pays to shop around as I am noticing that prices do vary.

    Oh, I also bought a book called Design Magic by Shelly Stokes, and it has great ideas and tips. And don't forget to do a search, there are a few helpful tutorials online.

    Oh, one more thing I forgot to say, you really don't need to buy stencils, you can make your own with freezer paper, if you print or trace your deisgn on freezer paper, cut it out, press it on your fabric and paint away

    And lastly, do show us what you make.
    Thank you so much for the priceless tip on using freezer paper for stencils!!!
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    Thank you and yes it helps a great deal. I am INSPIRED to try something new!

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