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InkTense on fabric RESULTS

So I did my experiments on the best technique I found using Derwent Inkense colour pencils on cotton fabric!! I purchased mine here

The technique I found is from Helen Stubbings' Colourque and Irena Bluhm's "Quilts of a different color" and from googling a lot of other blogs using these (or similar) techniques.

The green outline is a fabric marker I got from spotlight, you can get them in many colours.

This first one was colouring in with the pencil then using water to activate the inktense pigment. It bled all through, so I would really only use this if i needed to do a wash of colour.

This is the same application with the pencil first then I used Jo Sonja's Textile Medium instead of water to activate the inktense pigment. Much better!! most art supplies stores have this, I got mine at spotlight.

Blend the pencil colours very lightly on the fabric and build it up, then apply the textile medium by dabbing it on in very small amounts, the fabric absorbs the moistu…

absentee faries

Hrmm.. Fairies in my Garden is lacking Fairies..

may have to be Flowers in my Garden.. which is kinda redundant as usually when there is a garden it should have flowers in it.. so maybe just Garden.. boring.. okay i'm going to have to try and put some fairies in it somehow.. oh bother..

Saved my sanity

This soo saved my sanity!

I machine stiched-in-the-ditch for my latest quilt and there was a lot of starting and stopping to avoid the applique. unfortunately my beloved machine's auto cut cut many of the threads very short, and burying them has proved difficult and frustrating esp when trying to thread a 4-5mm long thread through the eyelet of a needle that is half way inserted into the quilt!

anywho.. found this.. after vowing i'd just cut them all off and not tie them at all, luckily i hadnt. (but it came close).
Although it will still take a couple of "sit down sessions" to fix them up it is much better

(i'm halfway now!! yay).
Update>finished burying threads! now debating whether or not to do more quilting on it before i bind

Thank you to Grace Howes! check her out here: