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  • Re: Fabric paint comparison

    [quote user="mtnjohn"] In my reading about fabric painting there appears to be 2 brands most often mentioned - Jacquard and Setacolor. From what I gather both are thinned with water; and, applicators (brushes, etc) can be cleaned with water. Setacolor is mentioned in relation to sun painting...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by Approachable Art on 6 Sep 2010
  • Re: "Steam a Seam 2 and paintI

    Thank you Barbara, i just looked at your website, it is just beautiful. And so is your work. I can't wait to try your suggestions.
    Posted to Embellishment (Forum) by 13Dandelions on 22 Aug 2010
  • hi from northern Calif. next to the oregon border, sandbox

    Hi to all like minds,It is a joy to be able to communicate with other art quilters,I am a disabled woman so my teachers have been from t.v. and books,and now artquilts mag.I started out as a silk painter(just because I thought the flow of paint was fantastic.My whole world opened when I watched a quilting...
    Posted to Say Hello! (Forum) by sandy tremblay on 4 Aug 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
  • 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