Hi! I am very excited that I have become a member of Quilting Arts!!! I Have been quilting for 10 years.. And only stumbled on quilting arts mag for the first time about four months ago.. I love this mag and it is now my fav.. I found the magazine just in time as I have been designing a celtic mandela quilt and and had no idea on how to finish the borders!!!! In april may edition on the front cover was a great yellow swirl stamped onto the fabric!! I loved it and am in the process of making a stamp for my quilt..... Yes and it is with the hardware store supplies.. Im not sure what paints to buy for the stamping and if I should water down the paints before stamping them on to the fabric!!! Any help would be great and advice...Since buying quilting arts I have many more ideas for quilts and my mind is racing with ideas... I love it how you can mix the ideas of art with quliting both a great love of mine!!!! I cant wait to see other peoples work and show some of mine as well...
celtic mandela quilt wow that sounds like something eles. welcome to the site, I hope to see your work too, there are lots of people here that like lots of differant kind of things and all have good differant opinions of things , just start putting up your work and talking :) nice to meet ya Linda
I'd drop your question into the General Discussion forum for advice on the stamping, but can't wait to see your work! Welcome!
thanks have been experimenting with paints... Will put some pictures up soon!!
You want to use textile paints for stamping. Try Seta Color or Lumiere. You can use non textile paints or inks if washing isn't an issue. Dab enough paint to cover the surface (not gloppy) and stamp on a padded surface. You can use batting or carpet padding covered with a sheet as a base. Just place your fabric to be stamped onto the base and stamp away. Heat set most paints with an iron or I like to run the stamped fabric through one cycle in the dryer on high heat. This method seems to work on all processes that require heat setting. Hope this helps.