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Old 01-07-2017, 07:21 AM
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I like the Prismacolor pencils. I did a research before buying them and they are the best according to many artists. With that kind of investment, I wanted to know I would be happy with the results. Don't take my word, do a search for yourself at utube on comparing pencils.

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Old 01-07-2017, 07:21 AM
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Textile medium will hold it well. You just paint it on with a brush.

Depending on how saturated you want the color, you can either work with the colors wet (more saturated) or dry (more transparent). When blending, I will paint on the medium immediately. Otherwise, you can wait until the fabric feels dry to the touch and then I use a 2" brush to paint medium over the whole design. I hang mine to dry for the recommended time. It will get a sheen on it & feel a little stiff until washed.

It does get slightly lighter the first time it's washed. If you want a particular tone of a color, I highly recommend experimenting first on scraps.

Have fun! Can't wait to see the results!!!
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Inktense has to have moisture from fabric medium or aloe to moisten it. It goes on like colored pencil but turns to permanent ink when wet. Check out YouTube for examples. I just used them on a Christmas stocking and they are fun to work with.

One caution...they can bleed past your lines so could seep past your embroidery. You'd need to practice first. And use fabric medium rather than aloe. Maybe let everyone color but you be in charge of the moistening part. Also if Inktense touches the embroidery it might change the color of the thread. Again practice before doing your project.

Standard Crayola crayons work great. Anyone any age can color. Press hard to get deeper colors and iron blocks between paper towels to set the wax. You can color/iron again to deepen a color if needed. I had my grandkids draw and color on fabric that I made into pillows for their mom and it turned out great. Wash and dry on cooler settings. It might fade over time if the quilt is washed constantly but should hold up pretty well.
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Old 01-07-2017, 06:21 PM
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Tulip" makes pens that are loaded with fabric dye. Color, allow to dry, done. We used them last night to put names on teddy bear shirts and they worked great, not sure of wash ability, but they do say permanent on them. They look just like regular felt pens and have a variety of different points available. We got ours at Walmart.
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Old 01-08-2017, 01:00 AM
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I like the crayons best. They are safe and easy for kids to use.
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Old 01-08-2017, 07:48 AM
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What about the fabric markers? I haven't ever noticed them fading but not sure if they are the best for babies since I haven't used them on a baby quilt so I haven't done any research on it.
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Old 03-16-2017, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by RedGarnet222 View Post
I like the Prismacolor pencils. I did a research before buying them and they are the best according to many artists. With that kind of investment, I wanted to know I would be happy with the results. Don't take my word, do a search for yourself at utube on comparing pencils.
I'm intrested in trying the Prismacolor pencils as I have a huge box full of them (my husband was a commercial artist and used these pencils for most of his work). I'm also an artist but my medium is watercolor on watercolor paper and I don't think watercolor is the way to go with fabric! How do you set your colors once you've colored them? Do you use Artist Medium or Aloe Gel or something else? I know that on drawing paper and watercolor paper you can use alcohol to disperse the color. Would that work on fabric too? I am a total novice to quilting but I'm really interested in blending the art and the quilting together. Thanks for any insight you can give!
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Old 03-16-2017, 12:17 PM
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Lightbulb Prismacolor Pencil on 100% cotton

p1050760.jpg I drew this with Prisma darkest colors first, then shading to the lighter colors. Then, believe it or not-as I didn't have Aloe Gel or Artist Medium or Rubbing Alcohol, I blended with Palmetto Moonshine alcohol. Then I heat set (I hope) with my iron. I'm going to let it sit overnight, then I am going to try to wash it and see if it will wash out....and move on from there.
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