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    passed up some fab ice cream fabric yesterday
    maybe I'll go back!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    passed up some fab ice cream fabric yesterday

    maybe I'll go back!
    Yummmm.... Dotty, that sounds good! Just returned from town and walked into a warmish house so it is a good time to begin thinking of cool. I am thinking of ice cubes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suziehammond View Post
    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?
    I went back to Linny's post (#95) to look at her sunset and remembered she had done the boat seperately and cut it out and used it as an applique. That is what I am going to do with 'Thomas the Cat'. I want to lay him in grass with a sky background but don't want the colors to run into Thomas.

    A couple things I tried with the alcohol (70% rubbing alchohol) is to
    1.spray the fabric first and draw with pens
    2.draw first and spray a little
    3. draw, spray a lot and then, pick the fabric up on one end so where I want the ink to spread is hanging down.

    Another idea I had was to draw with pen, spray, and then after drying and heat setting, I might draw with fine line pens and/or thread paint more defining details in.

    Also, bringing in my Derwent Inktense pencils might add some interest.
    Can't wait to play. Oh rats, I have some deadlines to meet first!


    Welcome Mamajack! (Sure wish they had a waving hand icon) Waving wildly from way up north of you in Washington State.
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    Welcome mamajack3! I know you'll have lots of fun with this challenge. Everyone is so eager to see what each person comes up with...........we'll be waiting. Have lots of fun.

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    Thats right Sewextreme, you are south of me. We are still cold over here. My DH will be down that way tomrorrow give him some heat to bring back up here. I am going to have to take a couple of days off work sometime to go down there and visit you and your "farm". Then we can play with art quilt stuff together.
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    i played with the sharpie 18 pack of colors. all ran, some nicer than others. would like to know how to control the flow. the fabric stains do not run.(also by sharpie) and the silver did not run either. i think for me it is easier to work with acrylics, but i would like to mix the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suziehammond View Post
    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?

    Oh how about an AC unit with the cellophane "blowing" from the unit?
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    Ok ladies let me see if I can get my brain going. I may have to give it a jump start. lol Can't wait to see what everyone has going.

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    I was reading all the old post..finally got to where you are posting. What is the theme for july? thank you FLO

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    hi, flo! welcome! july is cool and refreshing. i'm thinking of doing a large glass of iced tea!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuilterMomma View Post
    Thats right Sewextreme, you are south of me. We are still cold over here. My DH will be down that way tomrorrow give him some heat to bring back up here. I am going to have to take a couple of days off work sometime to go down there and visit you and your "farm". Then we can play with art quilt stuff together.
    Could be fun! We were quite hot today after yesterday's rain and wind. We have had roof and interior damage to our home due to all the heavy rain/wind we have had this month. Friday the contractors will be repairing the roof and after the 4th we meet with our contractor to begin planning all of the extensive interior work that has to be done. One bonus is we get brand new kitchen and dining floors. Lots of fun ahead!

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    For some reason my computer would not let me post yesterday so I want to say welcome to mamajack and Flo. The "Art Challenge" is fun and has a free spirit feel.......looking forward to seeing what everyone creates for July.

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    In college I took a course on stained canvas, just mix a small amount of acrylic paint with lots of water and layer the applications of colors, dry completely between layers.
    I actually hosed off the canvases in the driveway to clean them. works well. Use a flat watercolor synthetic brush for the best control. Give it a try and heat set the results for regular weight fabric. Put your prewashed & dried fabric on a hoop to work from. I always stretched the canvas and hosed it off to dry and tighten. Just thinking you may want the control of the fabric in a hoop, wash the fabric and dry it before staining.
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    Just passing through!

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    Have lots of acrylics left from my woodcarving days so might give this a try. Thanks.

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    i haven't tried that technique, but it sounds very interesting. does it produce a watercolor effect? or is it more like a tie-dye?
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    I've been searching on the web. Are any of you familiar with this site--or am I the only novice here LOL?

    http://twelveby12.org/gallery.html
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    [QUOTE=oksewglad;5325102]I've been searching on the web. Are any of you familiar with this site--or am I the only novice here LOL?

    http://twelveby12.org/gallery.html

    Very interesting! Thanks.
    (the box keeps saying I need to add more characters than 10~~it must not be able to count)

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    Try a bleach pen

    Think ocean
    I scribbled and let it sit overnight.
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    June Theme

    I tried a lot of ways to show my kids leaving the nest & becoming independent. Colors are birthstone colors.
    Binding is from subway print. Changed the background several times. Done!
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    Dotty- I think your quilt is really extraordinary.......love your birthstone colors against the night sky. The bleach pen is interesting and something new to me. Thanks.

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    Bleach pen is such a great idea, Dotty. Darn I was in town yesterday too and will be a few days b4 I go a again. The Dresden Plate inspired quilt reminds me of a mother's ring. Any symbolism to the "arrows" pointing away from the center? I too wanted my kids to be independent--trying at times but well worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i haven't tried that technique, but it sounds very interesting. does it produce a watercolor effect? or is it more like a tie-dye?
    watercolor, the control is the drying in between layers. No control, tie-dye.
    Just passing through!

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    abd--very cool! i will try it. thanks!

    dottie-- love your quilt! i think the most trying part of raising kids to be independent is living with their independence. i miss them, but they are all living their lives well. that's what i wanted, right?
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Yes, arrows symbolize moving away from home. I was just given a Mother's ring. I love it.The bleach pen is really good for putting "snow" on a winter scene.
    Dotty in NYC

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    I like your birthstone colored quilt and your background fabric. Even though the moon tries to show up in other places, the one that does show clearly is well placed.

    Linda

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