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    Paintstiks on Fabric

    Here's a quick pic of a technique I'm trying out. I used an oil "Artist's Paintstik" to make a rubbing on black Kona fabric, let it dry, then heat-set it (under parchment paper) with an iron to make it permanent/washable. I'll probably use this one in a small wall hanging. I'm also trying out some other techniques with the Paintstiks on fabrics to see what I can do with them...

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    It looks great!
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    Gorgeous.
    It will be a great picture.
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    Very pretty!

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    Wow. That's gorgeous!
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    Looks great, thanks for sharing.

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    any idea on what you will make with the blocks

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    Neat! Pretty design you used.
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    You do such great fun things.
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    Last year at the Bennington quilt show one of the vendors was doing this. They had special "templates" for lack of a better word to use for the rubbings. They had leaves and such. They were using Shiva Paintsticks which I guess are specifically made for fabric? Anyway the effect was very nice but they did recommend it only be used for artquilts and wall hangings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feline fanatic View Post
    Last year at the Bennington quilt show one of the vendors was doing this. They had special "templates" for lack of a better word to use for the rubbings. They had leaves and such. They were using Shiva Paintsticks which I guess are specifically made for fabric? Anyway the effect was very nice but they did recommend it only be used for artquilts and wall hangings.
    Those are the same Shiva Paintstiks and rubbing plates I used for this. I'm going to do some of my own "durability testing" to see how well the designs hold up through multiple launderings as well. These paints do have a slight but distinct odor; they are oil paints and do smell like it. The odor isn't strong enough to be noticeable in a wall hanging or art quilt, but I'm not sure I'd want to have it next to my nose when I'm cuddled up under a quilt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane007 View Post
    any idea on what you will make with the blocks
    I'm thinking of doing some kind of a "sampler" wall hanging, depending on how my experiments turn out.
    Wendy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mariposa View Post
    Neat! Pretty design you used.
    You're right... that design is fabulous! I can't wait to see this beauty in action!
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    pretty, love the design
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    Cool! Last December I bought some of those black plastic templates for design but I bought a fabric paint. I might also try using the Derwent Inktense pencils on the templates. Your project reminds me I need to dig those out and give it a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Cool! Last December I bought some of those black plastic templates for design but I bought a fabric paint. I might also try using the Derwent Inktense pencils on the templates. Your project reminds me I need to dig those out and give it a try.
    I'd love to hear how the Inktense pencils work out... I tried some awhile back but didn't realize that I needed to heat-set them and the color washed out... More stuff to try!
    Wendy

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    That is so cool!!! Love it!!!

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    Very nice, I have seen others and yours is my favorite.

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    I need something to make yellow lines on black sashing so it looks like a road. this looks like it would work. Thanks.

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    good job! I have fun with them.
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    Does the parchment absorb all the oil from the paint stick? Love the sample, BTW. Thanks for sharing.
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    Looks like ginkgo leaves.......I love it!

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    Been doing same sort of thing with fabric paints. Produces such a nice effect. Your's is gorgeous.

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    way cool )
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    I, too, have recently used the paintsticks. I obtained the water color ones and after drawing a picture, I used a paintbrush dipped in water to soften the colors and it turned out like a watercolor painting. I then heat set it with an iron and quilted it. I attempted threadpainting to enhance the picture and give it depth and used some beading. I tried to post a picture, but no luck. This is a very relaxing technique and I enjoy it after a LONG day at work.
    JEAN

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