Here's a piece I did for a online challenge. It's done on paper in markers. The challenge was for St. Patricks day.
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I finished the neon cat quilt top. It has borders of cat themed fabric with cat themed panels on the corners. It's 42"x48" & has yet to be quilted.
Also I sent in my first ever proposal for an article on fabric " painting" to a national quilting magazine. Just have to wait & see if they take me up on it. More on that when I find out.
Stay tuned, see what I come up with next!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Here's an updated neon cat. It will be a quilted wall hanging when finished. It still needs borders but I have a plan for that already. The main panel is a one of a kind piece done entirely in markers. The markers I used are dye based that can be diluted or blended with simple rubbing alcohol. I'll post the finished piece once it's completely done. But please let me know what you think of it so far.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Here's another cat, done in markers on fabric. The fabric was sealed first with textile medium, allowed to dry, them markers were added, then blended with rubbing alcohol. The markers I used on this one are sharpie brand. Even though I they don't come in quite the range of colors as Copic brand, they are much more affordable. Stay tuned, there will be more. . . .
Friday, February 14, 2014
This guy is finally done. He's drawn with sharpie markers and watercolor pencils. I recently discovered how versatile sharpie markers can be.
After some research online I found they can be used in fabric, including silk, they are alcohol, dye based markers that can be diluted with rubbing alcohol, the kind you can get at any store. If they are applied to a regular paper drawing surface the ink will soak into the paper & they won't bleed with the alcohol. However, if they are used on a coated paper, primed canvas or fabrics, especially silks, they can be manipulated with the rubbing alcohol & a cotton swab. Once they dry on any surface they become less blendable. But, once dry they are permanent because they are dye based. Just heat set them with a dry iron. Some alcohol based markers are pricey but I find the sharpies are less expensive & come in a variety of colors & styles. I sound like a commercial for sharpies! that's not intended at all. I guess I'm just a bit excited to find a medium I love at a price I can afford.
Stay tuned to see what comes next . . .