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Thread: Derwent Inktense Pencils on Fabric Tutorial

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    Senior Member janeknapp's Avatar
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    Here is basic information about how I use Derwent Inktense Pencils on fabric.

    Go to "colored pencils and quilting" page 21 on this message board to find a post/download by me which includes websites for procuring supplies and information about using these pencils.

    Derwent Inktense Pencils on Fabric Tutorial.PDF

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    outstanding tute! :thumbup:

    lots of specific details. :-)

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    Thanks you so much for the 2 posts lately using these pencils. I had been gathering articles from everywhere on the best methods I could find to do something like this. Now I know exactly what I'll use :) :). Thanks!

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    thank you

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    super!

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    Thanks for the tutorial. Hope to try this in the future.

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    Thanks for the tut. will look into this

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    Thanks Jane!

    Here is my humble 'beginnings' of using Inktense Pencils. I started with a photo I had taken from my garden and copied it onto fabric.

    Now that I have colored, put aloe vera gel on it, dried it, heat set it, rinsed and dried it again, I am ready to add more color and shading to it.
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    SewExtreme, that looks great! I can't wait to see what comes next. I love the center of your flower. Did you use a pencil there, too?

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    ok Im hooked. I didn't know this stuff was out there and I thought I knew all the neat stuff. THANK YOU !!!

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    Linda, your flower and using colored pencils reminds me of the 'Venus of Paradise' coloring projects I bought when I was a very young teenager.

    How awesome to reproduce such beauty for a quilt project.

    Looking forward to seeing the complete flower.

    Blessings,
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    I made this Zentangle Leaf with the pencils and used the Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric pen to outline in black. The pen works great on fabric; it rolls so smoothly with the lightest touch. I used all of one pen and a little from another, so a project like this can really "eat up" the ink. I ordered two boxes of 12 each, so I'm set for the near future. After doing the search below I could have bought them for less, but I got free shipping at the Amazon site.

    Web search for Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric pen

    Review of Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric - It was mentioned that this pen is at Hobby Lobby.
    http://3creativestudios.com/blog/201...er-for-fabric/

    This is where I learned about these pens:
    http://tanglepatterns.com/tips-tools...re/fabric-pens

    Amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...ler+for+fabric
    $1.68 each - Box of 12
    http://www.amazon.com/Roller-Fabric-...1762616&sr=8-2

    $1.59 each
    http://www.csnstores.com/Pentel-of-A...A-UHU1327.html

    $1.42 each
    http://www.officeslide.com/pentel-ge...ffice-products

    $1.40 each
    http://www.honestoffice.com/pentel-g...pen-for-fabric
    http://ibuyofficesupply.com/Products..._PENBN15A.aspx

    $1.30 each
    http://www.officespecialties.com/pen...41718_prd1.htm

    $1.29 - $1.27 discounted prices for multiples
    http://www.govgroup.com/gel-roller-p...75318-prd1.htm

    Zentangle Leaf 9 x 11 for an 8 x 10 frame
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    Wow Jane your leaf is awesome.

    Blessings,
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    Thanks for the info on the Inktense pencils. I bought some at a booth at the Paducah Quilt Show this past April. Good timing on the tuttorial.

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    I use the Sakura Gelly Roll Pens for my labels. They work the same and are cheaper. The leaf and sunflower projects are beautiful. Thanks for the tutorial on the pencils. I've been wanting to give them a try.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeknapp
    SewExtreme, that looks great! I can't wait to see what comes next. I love the center of your flower. Did you use a pencil there, too?
    Thank you. I am hoping to get that exact (or something really close) look of the flower center. On the whitish dots I was thinking of using a few little beads to give it dimension. Yes, I did use pencil in the center. I was both surprised and delighted that it came out the way it did. Lots to learn here. Can't wait myself. :-D

    Jane, how do you suggest that I go about darkening the flower center but still making it look like the real flower with spikes? In real life the center is like a round mound with pins poked in it, basically.

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    Oh Jane, your Zentangle leaf is gorgeous. You know, that is the other art form I want to use in quilting. So cool. :-D

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtreme
    Jane, how do you suggest that I go about darkening the flower center but still making it look like the real flower with spikes? In real life the center is like a round mound with pins poked in it, basically.
    Try experimenting with a practice piece of fabric where you have colored in some spikes. If you are wanting the background behind the spikes to be darker, use a pencil to color lightly and then gel. You might want to use a colored pencil on the back and then add gel. I haven't done this...just thinking it might work to darken from the back.

    You could use a wet brush on the tip of a pencil in the desired color to remove some color. Place it in a drop of water. Test on practice fabric. Add more color if needed. Brush the colored water onto the fabric.

    You may need to darken the spikes with another color. Let me know how it works.

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    For anyone that is a member at qnntv.com the "Quilt It" show has a woman that colors whole cloth's. Very pretty. Her name is Irena Bluhm.

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    Your tute was great. The kids did an outstanding job. Your work is so beautiful.

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    In a class with Velda Newman (where I first tried Inktense pencils and acrylic paint on fabric), one of the students dipped the tip of a retracted ball point pen into white acrylic paint and made dots on the back of her starfish! It looked "beaded" when she was done, but much faster! She used undiluted acrylic paint.

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    I haven't ever used acrylic paint on fabric...only Pebeo Transparent Setacolor. I'm not sure I could get the same effect with the transparent paint.

    So many good things out there. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janeknapp
    I made this Zentangle Leaf with the pencils and used the Pentel Gel Roller for Fabric pen to outline in black.
    what is the difference in using the gel pens VS. using the micron pens that are made for fabric?

    I use a Emery cloth covered board under my fabric and the microns go on smooth as well!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewchapter
    For anyone that is a member at qnntv.com the "Quilt It" show has a woman that colors whole cloth's. Very pretty. Her name is Irena Bluhm.
    you can see her stuff here...

    http://www.irenabluhmscreations.com/

    after looking at the BACK of her quilts that she had hanging in our OKC winter show...I was not impressed with her work...she colors after quilting..and you could see areas that were heavier. bled through, etc...

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    so these pens only come in 3 colors?

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