Here I was all excited to show you something really neat......but that's not what will happen, unfortunately. :( I wanted to do 3 quilts using 3 different techniques all with the same design and let you pick your favorite.
Some time ago when I was doing the doll swap, there was a quilter who made a gorgeous quilt using a colored pencil technique of coloring her fabric. I lost the blog for awhile, but just the other day, re-found it and really was excited to show you. I gathered my stuff:
My super expensive colored pencil set from 1000 years ago when I used to make cards, and do drawings for fun.............lookie at all those 120 gorgeous colors.................
Then, my textile medium and brushes that I just bought recently for this demonstration. I was all set. I read over her blog referring to her instructions for the fabric tinting tutorial and I thought I was ready to go.
First, I prepared my fabric the same way as I do when I color it with crayons, tracing my design, and ironing freezer paper to the back. I did exactly what she said with my pencils, coloring them on as I wanted and then painted each section with the medium, washing my brush after each application to a different section and color.
Tell me why then , did my green run onto my white fabric???? Can you see that section right there at the top of that green bow? That wouldn't work!! UGLY!!! No way would I use that mess! In fact I wasn't crazy about the colors in the first place!! You'd think with 120 colors, they'd at least have a decent red!!! UGH!!!
Needless to say, I never finished this one.......and I will NEVER use the colored pencil technique again either. I'll stick to my other favorites........applique:
After all, how many techniques does a girl need anyway????? Two is plenty for me, thank you!!