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  • sealing surfaces

    I am pondering making some fabric covered items that will receive some handling and therefore wear -- they will have some metallic surfaces -- commercially printed and printed by me -- metallics often wedar off -- any ideas on the type of product i could spray to maintain the metallics ???
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by kswfibers on 29 Jul 2010
  • sealing surfaces

    I am pondering making some fabric covered items that will receive some handling and therefore wear -- they will have some metallic surfaces -- commercially printed and printed by me -- metallics often wedar off -- any ideas on the type of product i could spray to maintain the metallics ???
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by kswfibers on 29 Jul 2010
  • Re: Challenge: Found Object Stamping/Printing (Jan/Feb 2010)

    That looks great, Deborah. What kind of paint did you use? I have taken buttons with a raised,neat design and glued them to the end of a wine cork and used as stamps for fabric. Hey, it's a good reason to open a bottle of wine!!
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by Lana Book on 27 Mar 2010
  • Re: mixing hand-painted fabrics with commercial prints

    I like glue resist too. It is fun to work with. Looking at your photos it seems your fabrics are blending well. I agree, you can enhance your focal point, the sun, with embroidery, paint or beading if you wanted to do that. I used glue resist on some silk fabric and painted with the setacolor paints...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by Lana Book on 26 Mar 2010
  • Re: Opinions on online courses

    I have taken 5 classes at QuiltUniversity.com. It's terrific! They post new lessons every friday so you can begin working on your new homework that weekend. Most classes run from 3 to 6 weeks. They have a forum where you can post questions and interact with other students which is very helpful. Most...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by auraquilts on 26 Feb 2010
  • Re: Magic Markers and Quilts??

    I have been doing a lot of fabric painting lately. I use fabric paints and have been very pleased with the results. You can probably find examples and demonstrations on YouTube. I have used a book called "Off the Shelf Fabric Painting". It has many different ways to use the paint with photos...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by reginabdunn on 7 Feb 2010
  • Re: Challenge: Found Object Stamping/Printing (Jan/Feb 2010)

    Ok....Here is my entry!! I tried several things, but I really wanted to do shoe prints! So I took my youngest daughters first pair of tennis shoes (Istill haven't gotten around to bronzing them! and she's almost 6). I applied black paint to the bottoms and "walked" across the fabric...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by caren12 on 1 Feb 2010
  • Re: What is your favorite surface technique?

    I like couching yarns and fibers and sewing wire onto my pieces. Sometimes I make spirals from the wires and sew them on and sometimes I just use organic shapes from the wires. Once I was making fabric beads and using wire on them as an accent. I bent the wire too much so I snipped it off to start over...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by reginabdunn on 14 Nov 2009
  • What is your favorite surface technique?

    What is the surface design technique that you find yourself using over and over again, the one that you are most comfortable with? Almost all of my pieces start with hand painted fabric done using Pebeo Setacolor transparent paints. I use the heliograhic tendencies in the paint to create patterns (occasionally...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by Kathleen M Tenpas on 6 Nov 2009
  • Re: photo transfer from a transparency

    I thought you had to use a medium to transfer the ink. So all you do is print on your transparency and then burnish? Is the fabric pretreated with bubble jet set? Have you tried different types of transparencies or have you always used ones from the same company?
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by reginabdunn on 23 Oct 2009