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Thread: Shiva paintsticks

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    Oh, those look wonderful with the paint sticks. That is cool, wonder if this will become something I would like to do, I don't need anymore to do!lol
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    As AliKat said, Paintstiks are one of those things that are much less expensive at art supply stores. Dick Blick has great prices and all the colors of both the regular and iridescent sticks. They also have a video if you're interested. Dick Blick is an exceptional place to do business; you couldn't find better service.
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/sh...s/#description and
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/sh...ik-oil-colors/

    A word of caution if you are thinking about getting the student grade to save some money; they are cheaper because they have less pigment, and less pigment makes for less intense color.
    The Earth without art is just "Eh".

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    I LOVE THEM...sell tons of the stuff to go with them...there is a new set of plates just out and a new book coming out end of NOV...

    I don't use stencil with them as much as I use anything I can find to make into a rubbing plate! I find that most embossing templates for scrapbooking work great..even ones for clay and cake decorating!

    you can make the BEST holiday stuff with paintsticks...
    I encourage everyone who has them sitting in a drawer/box/cabinet, etc. to get them and PLAY!

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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!
    They are permanent *IF* applied correctly. That means allowing them to dry for 24+ hours and then pressing them (protect your iron and ironing board with baking parchment paper). I usually let them dry for three or more days, just because I don't get around to setting up the ironing board until I have several items to iron accumulated.

    I did some T-shirts with paintstiks for my nephews a couple years ago and the paintstik parts still look good (the T-shirts themselves are getting a little worn from washing). They don't get any special treatment in the laundry, just dumped in with all the other coloured laundry and put through the regular washing machine and dryer cycle. I suppose if you tried really hard, with industrial strength oil/grease remover, you could fade them... but with ordinary washing? They hold up just fine.

    I think paintstiks would work great to put highlights on a quilt. They can be applied lightly, which lets what is underneath show through, to solid, which completely covers what is underneath. It is very easy to build the colour in layers by putting some on, looking at it, adding a little more, etc, until you are satisfied. What you see is pretty much what you get with the paintstiks, they do not change as they dry.

    Paintstiks are no more messy than regular Crayola crayons. They are a little creamier in consistency than children's crayons but they handle in much the same way. If you rub your finger on a fresh area of paintstiks and then rub it on another area of the fabric, you will probably transfer a little colour. It takes some effort to do, unlike chalk pastels, which seem to fly everywhere if you just breathe on them.

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