Art Quilts at Play: Ignite Your Inner Artist-Experiment with by Jane Dávila

By Jane Dávila

22 fascinating new how one can play with floor layout ideas and fabrics, plus principles for taking part with different artists. Bonus: demanding situations, Trades & Collaborations.

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Heat setting with a hot, dry iron will help these inks be more water-resistant, but the results are not washable nor are they permanent. then spray evenly or randomly over Shake Glimmer Mist or Walnut Ink, the surface of your prewashed fabric or a finished project. Fabric before spraying Walnut Ink Use more than one color of ink. Assortment of antiquing, distressing, and Glimmer inks Supplies Add more water for a paler effect. 3. After the fabric is completely dry, heat set with an iron. ) ■ freezer paper for cutting masks ■ iron Fabric after spraying Willow Walnut Ink SPRAY PATTERNS USING A MASK 1.

Carefully apply resist to the fabric. ✽B7> If the design is difficult to see through the fabric, layer the tracing and fabric on a lightbox. 4. Allow the resist to dry thoroughly (at least 24 hours). 5. In small containers, dilute the desired colors of fabric or acrylic paint to a very watery consistency. Supplies Draw a design on paper. ■ pencil and drawing paper 2. ■ tracing paper or vellum another sheet of paper or onto a ■ prewashed fabric piece of vellum or tracing paper. ■ water-based resist ■ fine-tipped applicator ■ fabric or acrylic paints ■ small containers Trace a copy of the design on You’ll use the copy when applying the 38 A R T Q U I LT S AT P L AY resist to protect your original drawing.

Use a matching or contrasting marker, depending on the desired effect. 2. Use a paintbrush to apply ink to the fabric. 3. Heat setting with a hot, dry iron will make the ink permanent and Heat setting with a hot, dry iron washable. will make the ink permanent and washable. MARBLING 1. Cover the bottom of a shallow pan with a layer of foam shaving cream. Smooth it out with a scraper. iron The layer of shaving cream should be about 1˝ thick. 2. Use a paintbrush or a wooden skewer to drop ink into the shaving cream.

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