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Thread: Painting Shoes for a quilt

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    Senior Member quilting.addict's Avatar
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    I love to paint and since I got involved in quilting, I don't take the time to paint very often. I have just done three quilts this past month and as I was finishing the binding on the last, I decided to paint. ah, but what subject? use oils or watercolors? And of course, the next quilt is already in my mental process stage. I have a friend who is a shoe nut, so I had decided to try my hand at applique and put one shoe in each 12 inch block. I was not looking forward to doing the applique, machine or hand...just not that interested. But, wait. ah ha!! Why not paint the shoes!! Here is the first one. The birthday is May 4, so I must do a couple a day if I am gonna make it in time..

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    Neat idea! Please keep showing us pics! :)

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    Love IT!!

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    It's wonderful! Keep 'em coming!

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    That will be shoeper

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    Lovely. I adore Victorian fashions, so what about a Victorian Lady's high top shoe? They can be lovely. And you can download pictures of extremely expensive high heeled shoes by big names.
    Your example shows that you have the talent to paint any kind of shoe you want.
    Keep showing us your beauties.

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    What a cool idea & combination of medias! Can't wait to see more. Hmmm...interested in doing one of my horse?

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    What a great way to combine your talents!!! You have a very lucky friend.

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    I love it too. Be sure to show us all your blocks.

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    Very nice! I remember when I could wear shoes like that! Too much dancing in too high shoes. Now it hurts to wear them. But I had fun!

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    Love it, love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltnCowgirl
    What a cool idea & combination of medias! Can't wait to see more. Hmmm...interested in doing one of my horse?
    Do you like to color?? I trace the pattern on with graphite paper, onto the fabric. I use So Soft Paints and they are wonderful for quilting on them, thru them, or whatever. I am not a "draw-er"... at all. I look at the color photo and mix paints until I get the colors I need. If you enjoy coloring, that's really all this is, using acrylic paints. If you want a painting of your horse for a quilt center, you just want it not to be real large or the detail becomes to important. Here's the center of my iris quilt, when I started it

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    Awesome talent, the painting is surreal.

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    way cool

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    wow, you have some serious talent. Can the quilts be washed or only displayed. I wish I could paint. :) Love the shoe....please show me more. :)

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    How impressive! It looks like a fun project!

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    wow...............I like :thumbup:

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    Yes they can be washed. My avatar is a painted quilt done with regular acrylic paint and fabric medium mixed in. It is not as soft as the fabric paint but there are many more color choices because I hate mixing to get the right color. I'm lazy that way.

    Beautiful work!!

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    That is too cool. I love painting quilts. Most people think they are hand applique

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    Why not paint a quilt? Maybe a log cabin or bargello?

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    Jeannie,

    This is an awesome idea! Pure genius! I love the blue shoe, it's beautiful.

    Can't wait to see the rest of the blocks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by debcavan
    That is too cool. I love painting quilts. Most people think they are hand applique
    Deb, is that rose painted????? it's gorgeous!! Tonite I am going to paint a green high heeled sandle!

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    So, where do you get those paints? I want to try it. I've been using fabric markers to trace pictures of family members onto fabric. With only a few colors on hand (and not wanting to spend lots of money on more) they came out kind of modern in style, but definitely recognizable. Paint would be way fun!!!!!! I like to paint too, though I'm not as talented as you and haven't done it in a LONG time now.

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    What an amazing talent you have !
    Please keep us all updated !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foxflower
    So, where do you get those paints? I want to try it. I've been using fabric markers to trace pictures of family members onto fabric. With only a few colors on hand (and not wanting to spend lots of money on more) they came out kind of modern in style, but definitely recognizable. Paint would be way fun!!!!!! I like to paint too, though I'm not as talented as you and haven't done it in a LONG time now.
    They are made by Deco Art and called SoSoft. The come in a gazillion colors. I buy them on line and they are much cheaper than in craft stores. (I pay about .97 per 1.15 fl oz bottle). I will send you the website tomorrow. It's downstairs in sewing room. I am going to eat dinner and watch a movie.
    You will love this art form!!

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