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  • 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
  • photo transfer from a transparency

    I want to try transferring photos by first printing them on a transparency. Does anyone know what kind of transparency works? I read in an article a while ago that the ones by Apollo work well, but that company makes several different kinds.
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by reginabdunn on 20 Oct 2009
  • Funky Foam for Printing

    Has anyone tried this? I know I didn't invent it. Funky Foam is the stuff you buy at Walmart for 4.99 for a large package of 50 or so sheets and cut into shapes. It has sticky stuff on the back and what I did was put it onto a foam plate and brayer acrylic paint over it to print on muslin. You can...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by roselegge on 9 Sep 2009
  • Re: Quilting or Threadpainting, one in the same or different....

    Barb, your work is lovely!! Thanks for the link. I just borrowed a book from our local library and may want to get my own copy I enjoyed it so much... it's Ann Fahl's "Coloring with Thread". She makes a distinction between the two techniques you mention, noting that thread painting...
    Posted to General Discussion (Forum) by Quilnan on 26 Aug 2009
  • finishing a refashioned t-shirt

    I posted a photo of a brown t-shirt in the Photo Gallery today. I like how it looks so far, but I think that it needs more done to it. Does anyone have any ideas of what I can add to it? I want to keep it so that it is machine washable and can go in the dryer so I don't want to add something like...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by reginabdunn on 11 Aug 2009
  • photos on fabric

    HI there! I'm here for the first time but an avid mixed-media and art doll person. I am hoping someone has an answer for a design problem I have. I am a photographer and I love using my work in my fabric art but have not seen a way to seal the photos against moisture. I would like to put together...
    Posted to Surface Design (Forum) by saywoof on 27 Jul 2009
  • Re: Hi from Brisbane Australia

    Felicity, I am looking at traveling to Brisbane in Sept. with my daughter, her husband and 6 month old son. I am a quilt artist wannabe. I do a lot of playing with new techniques and would love to see what is in Brisbane in the Quilt and fiber Arts world. My son-in-law will be in a conference the first...
    Posted to Say Hello! (Forum) by VgRobison on 7 Jul 2009
  • Re: "Steam a Seam 2 and paintI

    Hi Karen! If you go to Marcy Tilton's website she has a downloadable pdf preview of her "On the Surface" CD - on page 7 (of 13) her process of painting on fusible web is discussed a bit more fully. The URL is http://www.marcytilton.com/index.php?cid=129 . I found that this short excerpt...
    Posted to Embellishment (Forum) by MCConley on 1 Jul 2009