Tuesday, September 12, 2017

How I Use Paintstiks

I thought I would share a few quilt pictures with you today.  In each of these pieces I used Shiva Paintstiks to enhance the piece AFTER it had been quilted.. This is the focus of one of the lessons in my online workshop Fun with Paintstiks at the Academy of Quilting.

You can learn how to use Paintstiks in YOUR work in my online workshop starting this Friday. 

For this small Anemones quilt i printed the flower on fabric and created a collage. I quilted the anemone leaf on the quilt and then painted inside the quilted leaves
with Shiva Paintstiks. 

I used several colours to get more shading.

I used the same technique for this Convergence Quilt. This time I quilted a Monstera Leaf and then painted inside the lines.  This gives a sheer effect to the piece.

This is a sample for my Architectural Applique workshop where students
find images in architecture to use in their work. 

I quilted bubbles in areas of the background and when they didn't show up well
I painted these areas with Paintstiks to lighten them and draw attention to those areas.

Hope you'll join me in the classroom on Friday.

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