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    just harness your inner pre-schooler and dig in!! you can't do it wrong!! if 2 and 3 yr olds can do it, certainly WE can!! 8-) i am returned from dallas and playing with my dgd who turned 1 while i was there! i sooooo want to go back!! tomorrow i reclaim my cats and dogs from the pet hotel. hope they are all ok and not psychically harmed! i've missed them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    I've used wood and lino blocks to print on fabric, along with rubber stamps, bobbins, nuts (the metal kind, though walnuts might look kinda cool...hhmmmmm ), onions, and other miscellaneous "stuff". Are you having trouble?

    This is a great place for ideas, btw.
    http://suebleiweiss.com/freeprojects/stamping.pdf
    Sue's website is a gold mine of information.
    http://www.suebleiweiss.com/home.html
    Thanks ghostrider! I'll check out those links. I'm not having trouble... just trying to decide where to start. I have some fabric dyes and my paint sample pack may come in the mail today. Now I just have to find a little free time and a piece of fabric I want to print on.
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    good idea

    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Try printing with an ear of corn.
    Love this idea and am going to go to town with it as soon as there is some corn again. We are in winter but you've expanded my brain one more time. I always scrounge stuff to stamp and use for designs but hadn't thought of corn!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    I have used the base of a celery bunch, a sliced orange and lemon.
    Liked that link she is a very clever girl.

    Trying some celery bases, that sounds fun. I had some good luck with a one day dried out cut onion. The rings were uneven and slightly bumpy, ditto letting my lemon dry a bit before printing with it.

    Am also loving just smearing several colors of paint on the fabric and then over brushing and then stamping.

    Ah I love playing!!!!
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    Star fruit works well for printing, too. Let the surface dry a bit beforehand though.



    And onions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Star fruit works well for printing, too. Let the surface dry a bit beforehand though.



    And onions.
    Right... I forgot to mention that I let the celery, orange slice and lemon slice dry for a day first. Love your star fruit and onion.

    Watched segment 902 of Quilting Arts on TV yesterday and the gal was using the Rit Color Remover on fabric but she was sprinkling it on also to give an unusual effect. I have been to 3 stores and cannot locate that product. Have to try Michael's one of these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Right... I forgot to mention that I let the celery, orange slice and lemon slice dry for a day first. Love your star fruit and onion.

    Watched segment 902 of Quilting Arts on TV yesterday and the gal was using the Rit Color Remover on fabric but she was sprinkling it on also to give an unusual effect. I have been to 3 stores and cannot locate that product. Have to try Michael's one of these days.
    Linda,

    Thanks for the tip on letting the fruits and veggies dry for a day before printing.

    I wanted to let you know that our Walmart carries the Rit Color Remover in the laundry section.
    Last edited by azwendyg; 08-12-2012 at 04:55 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by azwendyg View Post
    Linda,

    Thanks for the tip on letting the fruits and veggies dry for a day before printing.

    I wanted to let you know that our Walmart carries the Rit Color Remover in the laundry section.
    Thanks Wendy, I will look next time I go to Walmart. My Walmart hasn't carried several things that others do. No clothesline rope for making baskets or paintstiks or paintstik type products like others have mentioned their Walmarts have.

    Linda

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    Dottie- I like what you've been doing. Don't know anything about misty fuse, so I'll have to check that out.
    The fruit stamping is really neat.....so many great ideas.
    I'm going to "play" with some earlier mentioned techniques that include bleach and acrylic paints.
    Suzie- I use regular acrylic paint on fabric (no textile medium) if it is something just for me. I have a bottle of the textile medium purchased at Michael's for $1.47 (1 part medium 2 parts paint ) and I usually use a big brush meant for stamping. Your puppies are so cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    I have a bottle of the textile medium purchased at Michael's for $1.47 (1 part medium 2 parts paint ) and I usually use a big brush meant for stamping. Your puppies are so cute!
    Thanks for the data Linny--have you washed your painted fabrics much or at all before use? Curious on that point.

    The language and methods I use to try and find craft goodies over here include a lot of mime and a lot of cell phone dictionary use. LOL Just try to get across the idea of acrylic gel medium for fabrics.................I don't even know what it is in English! So every way I can use basic products is a help.
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    Acrylic mediums are not actually made for textile use. They're main use is by painters and they have been adopted by textile artists right along with acrylic paints. There are all types...gel mediums, crackle mediums, texture mediums, glazing mediums, and so on...all for use with acrylic paints. Fabric and textile mediums are different.

    There is a wealth of information on the Dick Blick website, including videos on almost everything you can imagine. Here's the section on fabric painting...videos are at the bottom or you can just click on the video icon.
    http://www.dickblick.com/categories/fabricdecoration/

    The site is very easy to navigate. Want to see how Shiva paintstiks work? Select S from the directory, click on Shiva in the brand list on the right side of the screen, click on the video icon or page down and select the video.
    It's that simple. It's a superior store, too, btw.
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    While you are playing around... did you ever hear of dying with rust? Some interesting ideas on various google sites.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ghostrider View Post
    Acrylic mediums are not actually made for textile use. They're main use is by painters and they have been adopted by textile artists right along with acrylic paints. There are all types...gel mediums, crackle mediums, texture mediums, glazing mediums, and so on...all for use with acrylic paints. Fabric and textile mediums are different.

    There is a wealth of information on the Dick Blick website, including videos on almost everything you can imagine. Here's the section on fabric painting...videos are at the bottom or you can just click on the video icon.
    http://www.dickblick.com/categories/fabricdecoration/

    The site is very easy to navigate. Want to see how Shiva paintstiks work? Select S from the directory, click on Shiva in the brand list on the right side of the screen, click on the video icon or page down and select the video.
    It's that simple. It's a superior store, too, btw.
    Had to check it out and it will take a while to watch them all. I love this site. I'll be learning so much. Easy to navigate as well. Thanks again.
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    I.ve painted shirts with celery. It looks like roses.
    Cut the whole thing about half down,put acryllic
    paint onthe cut end,lightest out to darkest in center
    Then stamp away

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    Hi Lynnie!
    That's a new one for me. Wish I knew of celery prints when teaching summer school art! Dotty
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    sounds like great fun! sorry i've missed visiting this week! had some oral surgery on monday and i still feel like a' mack truck got 'all up in my grillwork'. had a great time in dallas with all of our children and the assorted in=laws (and out-laws). olivia is now 1 year, 2 weeks old, and no, i do not intend to announce her age every week. lol
    i have rec'd 2 quilts, quilted for me by a dear friend, so i will be doing the work that binds. also, the boomerang i'm in has started, and the dq swap. sure is fun being retired==so much time to do nothing! LOLOLOL did i mention the wallhanging swap rhonda is hosting? yup. just lazing around-- NOT! tomorrow, or later today, i will be attending a program on machine embroidery. sounded like a good idea since i do not know how to use my machine. so young, and so much to learn!! must be the pain pills that are crackin' me up! 8-) oh, goodness, forgot to mention, most important! the quilts were beautifully done by my friend. simple and tasteful! one goes to a 6 yr old buddy of mine, and the other goes to a sick friend of my son's. these will be the first 'life size' quilts i have done. i am so pleased with how they look now!! sunday i am doing art work while all the fabric washes, or i'll die trying!! so frustrating! how do artists work on drugs?
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    Good heavens here it is 2/3's of the way thru August! Where is it going?

    Been working on my projects here and there when I can get the $$ making projects out of the way for a bit. And of course I always have my 'briliant' artsy ideas when there is no time to execute them...........

    Hope you guys are all playing and having huge amounts of fun. I know I am dying to see photos and info as to what you are all up to.

    BTW got out a piece of 3 year old Bubble Jet treated fabric yesterday. I'd double bagged it in plastic and shipped it down here. It printed beautifully and when I went to wash and rinse it almost nothing came out of it! I lost almost no color. Don't know if inks have changed in the last little while or what. This printer does use ink and not dye so I know that is not the difference. Also I had made and printed on this fabric b4 left CA so I know it wasn't fabric content. Wondering if age doesn't help the setting process? Anyway I am delighted.

    One of my next projects is to try out an online recipe I have unearthed for a Bubble Jet substitute. I can't afford to ship something with that kind of weight down here regularly. Will let you all know what kind of success I have.
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    nancia you are one busy girl! Glad life is so satisfying......and I am so jealous of your grandkids. My offspring assure me they are not having any. Since they are in their mid 30's I am losing hope they will change their minds. You are so lucky to get to have some and I don't mind hearing about how wonderful they are
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    Quote Originally Posted by lynnie View Post
    I.ve painted shirts with celery.
    VERY cool idea! I will be doing that this summer!
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    suzie-- i only have 1 dgk so far, with the dream of a 2nd one in the next couple of years. my daughter is seriously dating a young man who has an almost 6 yr old daughter, also named olivia. this daughter has said in the past that she will have no children, but we will see! if it were up to me i would have 20 grandkids, of course, left to my way i would have had 20 kids! each is a gift! olivia has a couple of internet grand-moms, so if you want one to ooo and ahhhh over, she is available.
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    I really want to get to my project-playing with all my sewing machine stitches to make a picture. I'm taking classes through craftsy, this one is called Stupendous Stitching. Great classes, but i'm stuck in my chair with a blood clot in my leg! I keep hoping for my play time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldendog55 View Post
    I really want to get to my project-playing with all my sewing machine stitches to make a picture. I'm taking classes through craftsy, this one is called Stupendous Stitching. Great classes, but i'm stuck in my chair with a blood clot in my leg! I keep hoping for my play time!
    Oh, I hope you are better soon. Take care.

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    om goodness! my sister had that, too! she took up needlepoint, i guess thet means you will be doing handquilting, feel better soon! i believe they are not fun,
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Hi guys, am thinking of joining this group so i would like to show you some of my work. All this work is done on painted wax paper which then becomes fabric paper....with collage, stamps, stencils, tissue paper and more.
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