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Thread: Derwent Inktense Pencils on Fabric Tutorial

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    I also found a great website which carries Loew-Cornell fabric brushes with low prices.

    Brushes and More
    http://www.brushesandmore.com/produc...ductNumber=410

    Here is a PDF download with my recommendations for Loew-Cornell fabric brush sets.

    Recommended Loew-Cornell fabric brush sets

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    Thank you Jane. :-D

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    Hints for using Inktense pencils

    I've taught several classes and have found these hints to be helpful.
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    I have purchased brushes online at Brushes and More and was pleased with the price and the service.
    Individual brushes and sets can be found here.
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    My own Derwent Inktense color chart for 72 pencils

    I noticed the color chart did not come up on post #42, so here is one I created which I advise you to do for yourself. I colored on fabric and then used aloe vera gel on half of the color to show the vibrance when gel is applied.
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    I have a silly question. Is the aloe vera gel mentioned here the kind you find near the hand lotion or pharmacy area in the store or is it specially packaged, processed, etc. for crafting use?

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    I found this info in the tutorial mentioned in the first post in this thread:

    Clear aloe vera gel (NOT lotion) -
    Fruit of the Earth Aloe Vera 100% gel Pure No Color Added in the hand lotion aisle at Walmart (least
    expensive Ií’ve found at about $4 for 12 oz.)
    MzzzQuilts aka Ellen

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    Thank you so much!! I'm so eager to get started, just bought the 12-set of Inktense pencils, next the aloe vera. Thanks again.

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    Thank You for your very interesting tutorial and all the links. This is something I have wanted to try but was afraid to get my feet wet. now I am looking forward to getting started. Sent for a catalog. Again-Thank You.
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    I hope you enjoy this process. It can be very additive. If so, you will want the 72 pencil set. There is a great article in the Aug.-Sept. Quilting Arts Magazine by Ana Buzzalino called "From Sketch to Stitch to Color with Inktense Pencils." If you don't have access to this magazine, send me a private message and I can tell you more about it. Ana uses fabric medium as her moistening agent when she colors AFTER she quilts.

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    This is very cool. Thank you for the tutorial. I have booked it.
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    Thanks everyone for the great tips and links. This is something I have been thinking about trying for quite a while.
    Everyday is a good day for Quilting!

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    This quilt was made with alphabet blocks that were colored with Inktense pencils by my mother. They were the last ones she made before she passed away. I made the quilt for my mother's great grandson.
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    Tips for Using Derwent Inktense Pencils:
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    Here is the Tips sheet as a PDF file:
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    I have compared moistening agents (water, clear aloe vera gel, plain Liquitex Fabric Medium and thinned) to check on color change and softness of the fabric before and after washing. This PDF file shows and explains my results. Choices might depend on whether one is coloring before or after quilting.
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    Thank you for the tut and I do have a question. What is the best way to cover a large area without getting it saturated on the back of your quilted project?

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeknapp View Post
    This quilt was made with alphabet blocks that were colored with Inktense pencils by my mother. They were the last ones she made before she passed away. I made the quilt for my mother's great grandson.
    I've never heard of this technique. Happened upon this thread...
    That quilt is darling! I'm sorry about your Mom...what wonderful memories you have from this quilt.
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    Cricket Quilts ... I'm not sure I understand your question. How large is the area you want to cover? Aloe vera gel doesn't really get the fabric very wet. If you use the gel to moisten the dry color before layering with batting and backing, it is no problem. The fabric is often dry within 5 minutes. If you are laying with cotton batting, it would never go through to the backing. I use wool batting a lot, but I'm not ever coloring a large area.
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