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    Nice job Dot. Thanks for the reminder of the bleach pen.
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    July Challenge

    Here are my cool & refreshing minis for July! My BFF loves the beach. My DD loves to feed her friends!
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    hhhmmmmmm, i think your daughter and i would get along! lol. and i love the sea. twice i have lived within 15minutes of the ocean. when i moved to dallas the realtor told me what a wonderful place it was . close to the mountains and the sea. the picture of the map of texas in my head, i couldn't think of any beaches. pretty landlocked i thought. then she enlightened me. it was only eleven hours to the mountains in colorado for skiing and less than 6 to padre island for swimming. oh, boy! culture shock! anyway, dot, those are both very refreshing and cool!
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    Great quilts Dotty. One makes me want to go swimming, and the other is my favorite fresh treat.

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    Wow, the melon/lime mini is very refreshing. We eat watermelon from our garden very frequently. Your quilt makes me anxious for harvest! Love your seaside mini.

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    I want to play/quilt. But my july is full. Is there an August theme out yet?

    I am up for this. Phannie

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    Take a look at Craftsy.com BOMs. Free patterns and excellent instructions. You see a traditional block and a more modern variation. This month is the Dresden. I learned a new trick for making the center piece come out nice & neat.
    It is worth printing out the whole series. You know, in all of your spare time!!
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    [QUOTE=abdconsultant;5322867][COLOR=#008000][SIZE=4][FONT=century gothic]In college I took a course on stained canvas..................

    Hmm, I got a dog who keeps needing to come in with filthy muddy paws. I'm out today to buy heavier cotton or similar and when the dog is done going in an out all winter then I am going wash it and paint over the inevitable brown smears and see what I get.

    Thanks for the idea and I am looking forward to creating some good new yards of mixed media for future use. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Here are my cool & refreshing minis for July!
    Love these! They are scrumptious little goodies. Thanks for reminding me of the bleach too. It looks great in that context.

    Only problem now is that what will you do for all of July??? ROFL

    Bet you only have another 26 projects to get done and 6 more rattling around your brain?
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    Actually, I'm going to start a pile of Christmas stockings. My guild has a huge project for children in shelters.
    Someone wonderful is giving me fabric!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dotcomdtcm View Post
    Actually, I'm going to start a pile of Christmas stockings. My guild has a huge project for children in shelters.
    Someone wonderful is giving me fabric!
    Be careful with that. My GF and I did that last year the two of us wound up with 130 stockings and some blankets too. You can get crazy happenings once you get going. Ours went to charity actions and also to shelters for kids abandoned by their drug addled parents. We were so exhausted we don't want to even think about another stocking for the next 3-4 years. But got to try a lot of new techniques.

    Let's see photos as you go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phannie1 View Post
    I want to play/quilt. But my july is full. Is there an August theme out yet?

    I am up for this. Phannie
    No August topic for a while yet. But maybe a few hours will appear for you. Only 15 min here and there and you can create some great ideas and a small project maybe? Hope so for your sanity....
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    FYI--here's another link

    http://www.meganmsullivan.com/index....=recent%20work

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    I would like to join in. I have been playing with watercolor pencils and the Inktense pens that someone was talking about here on the Board. Haven't perfected it yet! I played with this yesterday, maybe I can turn it into a "kool koi". Suggestions welcome. I'm thinking some weeping willow limbs maybe. Did you ever play under a weeping willow beside a creek when you were a kid. My grandma had a huge one down behind the house on the creek bank. It was the best hideout ever, and cool, too. Summer in Oklahoma is always miserably hot, we learn to find those cool spots. And of course we had catfish in the creek instead of koi!

    The tulips I did with watercolor crayons and experminted with both water and aloe vera. The aloe vera definitely worked better. After I washed it the flowers done with the water faded. Maybe I forgot to heat set them. I can't remember.
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    pollyjvan9- Welcome to the AQC. Your fish and tulips are lovely. I've never worked with watercolor crayons or pencils, but I'm going to give them a try after seeing your creations. Thanks for sharing.

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    Very nice Polly. I love the Inktense pencils and also like using the aloe vera with them. Still learning lots about them though.

    Weeping willow trees When we first moved to our farm it had two weeping willows, one in the front yard and one in the back yard. DH wanted to trim it; I had never had one before and asked for it not to be pruned. Well, little did I know how much they grow during growing season. We had branches that were about 20' long hanging, then, dragging on the ground. Now, we trim it as high as we can reach and then some with our pole pruner. Our grandkids that can climb love hangin' out in the tree. I love watching the wind blow through them in summer and ice forming on them or snow fallen on them in winter.

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    Cool and refreshing koi image pollyj. Will check these pencils out.
    And what a fresh virtual image of the weeping willows, Linda
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    i've never heard of watercolor crayons. where can i get some? love both of your designs! i have a special fondness for koi. our kids grew up in texas, so i know well the hot summers! we're having a taste of it in pa this summer. believe it or not, it brings back good memories!
    The only bad days are the ones you don't get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nancia View Post
    i've never heard of watercolor crayons. where can i get some? love both of your designs! i have a special fondness for koi. our kids grew up in texas, so i know well the hot summers! we're having a taste of it in pa this summer. believe it or not, it brings back good memories!
    Here's where I ordered mine

    http://www.dickblick.com/products/de...=google&wmckw=[inktense%20pencils]&wmcid=adwords&cid=psgex08151135&gclid=CNSx39WsgrE CFQ5bhwodLARDlQ

    but I think they are available at Hobby Lobby. If you do a search on this board you will find threads discussing them.

    Linda

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    I used the 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby. The Sargent watercolor pencils were only $3.99 for a box of 12. I got the clear aloe vera at Walgreens in the area with sunscreen, etc., only $2.50 for a 6oz tube.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    I used the 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby. The Sargent watercolor pencils were only $3.99 for a box of 12. I got the clear aloe vera at Walgreens in the area with sunscreen, etc., only $2.50 for a 6oz tube.
    Much cheaper than Derwent Inktense pencils. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    I would like to join in. I have been playing with watercolor pencils and the Inktense pens that someone was talking about here on the Board. Haven't perfected it yet! I played with this yesterday, maybe I can turn it into a "kool koi". Suggestions welcome. I'm thinking some weeping willow limbs maybe. Did you ever play under a weeping willow beside a creek when you were a kid. My grandma had a huge one down behind the house on the creek bank. It was the best hideout ever, and cool, too. Summer in Oklahoma is always miserably hot, we learn to find those cool spots. And of course we had catfish in the creek instead of koi!

    The tulips I did with watercolor crayons and experminted with both water and aloe vera. The aloe vera definitely worked better. After I washed it the flowers done with the water faded. Maybe I forgot to heat set them. I can't remember.
    awesome!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pollyjvan9 View Post
    I used the 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby. The Sargent watercolor pencils were only $3.99 for a box of 12. I got the clear aloe vera at Walgreens in the area with sunscreen, etc., only $2.50 for a 6oz tube.

    just remember that cheaper is just that when it comes to the TOOLS you use..the Seargant pencils do NOT hold up under sunlight, and can never be washed...the intense can handle it all! The prismacolor is middle of the road...but does not hold up well with light/pastel applications!

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    when using a Bleach pen or soft scrub with bleach, etc to "dishcarge" dye your fabric, please be sure to STOP the bleach action...if you do not do this important step, the chlorine continues to destroy the fabric fibers!!!!!
    Get some anit-chlor in the pool section of walmart, lowe's etc...it only takes a tsp to a gallon of water.....NOTHING else will stop it..not even vinegar....

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    Working on my "Cool and Refreshing".....almost done. Years ago we took the children on a camping trip to Maine and stopped in Vermont traveling 4-5 miles on a trail to campsite where a creek flowed next to us. It was so beautiful to listen to the water while everyone fell asleep. I tried to capture the creek and trees. Will post later when it's done. Maine was beautiful too......and the lobster at Trenton Bridge was the best!

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