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Old 06-22-2012, 03:35 PM
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what do I buy to blend colors or add art to my quilts ? I saw a set of 8 pencils in a lqs...they were $85.. isn't there something cheaper out there? I have seen somewhere that you set the color in with an iron...would appreciate any help. Thanks Kay
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Old 06-22-2012, 03:45 PM
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there are many different markers/pencils/paints to use to embellish/blend/paint your fabrics-
check out what Dharma Trading Company has, also, Nancy's notions, Keepsake Quilting, Clotilde's, Hobby Lobby, Joannes, Michaels, Ben Franklin Crafts
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:41 PM
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Crayola Crayons. You will have to look up how it is done. but the gist of it is you color your fabric then iron over the Crayola Crayon to set the color in the fabric. I'm sure there is more to it, but there are tutorials out there on doing it.
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Old 06-22-2012, 04:42 PM
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Dick Blick (art supplies) also has a great many supplies for fabric surface design, and usually at much better prices than at quilting related places.
http://www.dickblick.com/
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:16 PM
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I have used crayons for color in an art quilt. I used a paper towel over the top and my iron to heat set and pick up the wax.... color is left on the fabric. It takes some experimenting , and I don't recommend for quilts that will be washed. But it was a inexpensive wat to get lots of color choices .. as I used the box with 88 colors.
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Old 06-22-2012, 05:47 PM
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I use Derwent colored pencils as they specify; you can find them at JoAnn's or places like Michaels or Hobby Lobby.
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Old 06-22-2012, 06:32 PM
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I use Derwent Intense water color pencils.


Once the colors dry they are vivid and permanent. So outlining and guidelines won't disappear even after you add water. No running colors.


A pack of 12 is about $35.
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:20 AM
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There is a great tutorial on this board using Derwent pencils. Do a search on Derwent and see if you can find it, or maybe someone else can provide a link...
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I last used Paint Stix. I smeared each color on freezer paper then used my art brushes to shade in the colors. Just followed the directions and it was beautiful. I was making stained glass style flowers for my son's guest bedroom.

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Old 06-24-2012, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Lori S View Post
I have used crayons for color in an art quilt. I used a paper towel over the top and my iron to heat set and pick up the wax.... color is left on the fabric. It takes some experimenting , and I don't recommend for quilts that will be washed. But it was a inexpensive wat to get lots of color choices .. as I used the box with 88 colors.
As a teacher, I made and received quilts with crayon art on the blocks. They were washed and although there was a bit of fading, the designs were still there, just maybe not as bright. My quilts get washed on gentle with cold and delicate dry.
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