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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Linny, I love the colors. I have never tried the alcohol spray but it is wonderful looking in your little quilt. You sure captured the sunset. I have tons of gorgeous sunsets photos taken at our place. Gotta get off the computer and jump into this stuff.
    Can't wait to see what new things you come up with.......do we have to wait very long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    What a wonderful sunset, Linny! I'm so hesitant to try new techniques; great job.
    I was a little hesitant to try new techniques too......just jump right in and use your creative imagination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    I checked them out and I'm going to get one of my own started tomorrow.....they're so cute and the possibilities are endless. Thanks.

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    wish i'd known about the alliance before june 1st. there's always next year! what wonderful, imaginative little quilts!
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    [QUOTE=jaciqltznok;5314139]check out these beauties!

    Loved looking at the alliance Q's. Gave me some possible ideas for 'cool and refreshing' theme plus a house element and a way to contibute as well. ahh what fun>
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    Linney, loved that gorgeous goodie you posted. That is such an effective piece you made Bet it will do well for aaqi.

    I tried that technique down here and my sharpie markers refused to run...must be something wrong with my alcohol. (No I did not give up and drink it....) I am inspired to get up there and give it another shot tho. LOL
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    suzie-- i doubt the usps would allow us to ship some rubbing alcohol to you, so guess you will have to make the trip! where are you from originally?
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    linny-- did it specify what kind of sharpies to use? i have some fabric stain ones i think i'd like to try it with.

    jacqui-- do you know the theme for 2013? since it's closed for 2012, except for the buying part, i'd like to get started for 2013. i didn't find it on the website, but that's not uncommon for me.

    sewextreme-- i know what you mean about the computer. mine went down for 2 days and i got a tremendous amount of sewing done!!
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    [QUOTE=suziehammond;5316102]
    Quote Originally Posted by jaciqltznok View Post
    check out these beauties!

    Loved looking at the alliance Q's. Gave me some possible ideas for 'cool and refreshing' theme plus a house element and a way to contibute as well. ahh what fun>
    The possibilities for the little houses are endless....have a couple in the planning stages that I'll likely gift to someone or maybe keep one. I'll be waiting and watching to see your next little beauty......love the wine bottle and glass.

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    I use Sharpie Permanent Markers........24 to a pack so there are lots of colors to work with. It doesn't take much to create the watercolor effect....you just have to practice to get the effect you want. Any strength alcohol will do...mine is 91% but doesn't have to be. have fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linny View Post
    Can't wait to see what new things you come up with.......do we have to wait very long?
    OK, I am going to work on a piece 5x7 tomorrow (Tuesday). And I will post it tomorrow. So, you dilute the rubbing alcohol a little or a lot and spray on after you have inked your pens onto the cloth... and watch it spread? Thanks!

    Oksewglad: come on, let's jump in together!

    Jaci, thanks for the link. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at each and everyone. It was amazing how different each little quilt was from the others. A lot to learn there.
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    nancia---I was so tickled when I found Rubbing alcohol down here I ran home to play with my Sharpies (labeled in English so they are real ones) I think the problem is that the alcohol strength is suspect. Going to break open a bottle of 'real' stuff' and see how it goes. LOL

    We've had itchy feet most of our adult lives. Every 10 years or so we wind up relocating somewhere exotic. (Canada,Australia, England, NM, etc) We decided to 'retire' from San Diego CA 3 years ago and are now in Chile. Love it altho my Spanish still sucks. First thing I have to do of course is find the fabric stores in town. That is soo much fun......... BTW DD lives in Austin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    OK, I am going to work on a piece 5x7 tomorrow (Tuesday). And I will post it tomorrow. So, you dilute the rubbing alcohol a little or a lot and spray on after you have inked your pens onto the cloth... and watch it spread? Thanks!

    Oksewglad: come on, let's jump in together!

    Jaci, thanks for the link. I thoroughly enjoyed looking at each and everyone. It was amazing how different each little quilt was from the others. A lot to learn there.
    I think I may have thrown you off by mentioning the 91% alcohol. Actually that is stronger than most alcohol, so I would say do not dilute. Hope this helps.....waiting to see your gem.

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    suzie-- you should meet my sister ! she has lived all over the u.s. and has lived in montreal, cairo, singapore, and been around the globe countless times! she hopes to trek through tibet in a few years. she'll be 65 in august and she's the ever ready bunny! she just goes and goes and goes!! i've travelled some, but have always lived in the u.s. and texas. lol, i may as well try the markers i have. if i don't have rubbing alcohol, will vodka work?
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    Ok Linny, here is the beginnings of Thomas the Cat, my GK's much loved cat. I experimented with the rubbing alcohol and learned quite a bit. I have completed Thomas, dried him and iron-set him. Next, I will try adding other colors for his background. It's not exactly the way I want it but rather than try for perfectly how I wanted it, I decided to just keep going. I am sure there are other tricks to explore and learn. I used BIC Mark.It fine point permanent marker.

    1st pic: just pen
    2nd: sprayed with alcohol, dried and ironed
    3rd: experimenting with other colors

    Not planning to launder this when I complete it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    ...lol, i may as well try the markers i have. if i don't have rubbing alcohol, will vodka work?
    If you have it, you might as well see what it does? Could be educational!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Ok Linny, here is the beginnings of Thomas the Cat, my GK's much loved cat. I experimented with the rubbing alcohol and learned quite a bit. I have completed Thomas, dried him and iron-set him. Next, I will try adding other colors for his background. It's not exactly the way I want it but rather than try for perfectly how I wanted it, I decided to just keep going. I am sure there are other tricks to explore and learn. I used BIC Mark.It fine point permanent marker.

    1st pic: just pen
    2nd: sprayed with alcohol, dried and ironed
    3rd: experimenting with other colors

    Not planning to launder this when I complete it.
    Oh I love the kitty....what a nice job you have done so far. Will the kitty be laying on a rug? Be sure to post a pic when you're finished. Isn't it fun? I have fine tip markers also and they seem to work best. Your grandchildren will love it.

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    We seem to be a small group. Is our July theme "cool"?
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    Suzie suggested "Refreshing and Cool". I'm happy with that.....plus all the sharing of experimenting with new things. I don't have mine started yet.....hopefully an idea will surface and I can start soon.

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    I too have a "refreshing and cool" idea--just need the time to implement which I am hoping is next week!
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    I have never done this but it seems like it would be fun. So July is going to be refreshing and cool? When is the deadline and can anybody play?

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    welcome, mamajack!! sure you can come play!! our theme is refreshing and cool, and that can be whatever it means to you! at the moment some of us are playing with permanent markers and isopropyl alcohol. suggested vodka, but not sure that will work on the art, but pretty sure it will have an effect on the artist! seriously, as if, i took my dh to target to pick up a dish pan, etc and conned him into buying sharpies in 18 colors, 91% alcohol and 2 wash basins--one to contain the alcohol spray 8-). in return i bought him a starbucks coffee. it's really give and take in our relationship. he gives, i take . he is a very nice guy! our dishwasher won't be fixed until thursday, so that's why the dishpans in the first place. i'll use them later for dyeing cloth-- probably thursday afternoon. this week end is a heat advisory, and i just can't get stuff done when dh is around. he distracts me. i'm not going out in the heavy heat, and he'd have a cow if i dyed in the kitchen ( like i did before, but he doesn't know, shhhh.) it's not as messy as he thinks. he makes LOTS more mess making chocolate egg cremes! i have an idea i want to try, think i'll use muslin first, and if i like it, pima cotton. what is the effect of procion dyes on alcohol treated sharpie permanent markers? anyone know??
    jump right in, people! the water's fine!!
    good question-- do we have a deadline? i think we just sort of move on to the next challenge at the end/start of the month, no carved in stone date! we don't swap, altho' some of us like to donate once in awhile.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mamajack3 View Post
    I have never done this but it seems like it would be fun. So July is going to be refreshing and cool? When is the deadline and can anybody play?
    Oooh, are you in for some fun! First thing is to go on into your studio and pick up some fabric and think cool thoughts! There you are started already!

    No deadlines as nancia mentioned. Just exchanging ideas and WIP to stretch our oft under valued creativity. Welcome to the 'fold'. (Which BTW is a great technique for art Q's............)
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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad View Post
    I too have a "refreshing and cool" idea--just need the time to implement which I am hoping is next week!
    Yeah, I have about 5 'great' ideas. Or so I think when I have them.....geez. Sometimes wish my brain would slow down so the rest of me could catch up. I am thinking of experimenting with that lovely shredded cellophane ironed onto fabric to show some air movement. Have you played much with that?
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    Real Permanent Markers!

    So I think I have found actual permanent markers. I wanted to make gorgeous fabric instead...but no....lol

    So below are my experiments. Ignore the lovely underneath yellow wash, it was a paint experiment. SO with my chinese cheapie markers I tried the rubbing alcohol, then I upgraded to the local brew 'pisco'. The local equivalent of vodka only it is 40% alcohol. (so plenty % to make anything run if it was going to)

    Yes, I imbibed the little leftover bit after it didn't work.

    The local markers that are washable of course ran out so much it isn't worth the effort. So I am back to paints. sigh. OTOH I have some fantastic markers that hardly run no matter what and they will come in very handy for projects. Maybe I should go into business selling them as a fabulous new art Q product....

    Now the question is, can I somehow use some of this hideous experiment in the current challenge?
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