Friday, January 29, 2010

Starting an art quilt

I have been busy painting and drawing this week...on whatever would hold still long enough...some of it was fabric SOOO I have a good beginning for an art quilt and another for a fun quilt....


First I drew some of the trees with a sepia pitt pen...the thin one in the four pack. OH I drew this on white Kona cotton which i am hoping is pdf but since this will never be washed i am not too worried about it!!

Then I colored it with portofolio oil pastels...if you dont have any...rush to the nearest staples and grab a pack for $10.49...while i do worry how light fast they are they do give alot of fun for the money...especially when compared to Neocolor ii which i also love but are far more pricey!



So here is the brush i load with water to release the oil pastels...yes unlike most of these they melt and bleed when you add water to the mix!
Then i let the water and oils do thier thing....they run and sort of halo....and the longer you let it sit the more they run.


Then i went in with the light blue oil pastel and scribbled it onto the fabric...lightly in some spots more heavily in others....next i added that water and let it go...well not quite...i scrubbed the blue so that i did not get alot of streaky lines and was sure that it covered all the fabric....


I like where this is going so far...its sitting taped on a piece of white masonite in front of the fireplace waiting for me to hear what it wants me to do to it...so far i am thinking
of doing some rubbins or stamping or stenciling maybe scribbling writing on it...addding some more collage stuff...just having fun..OH bytw its about two feet square.

4 comments:

YankeeQuilter said...

I may just need to pick up a box of those....like how this one is coming along.

pcoxdesign said...

This is very cool and I loved seeing the process as it dried! I may have to check these oil pastels out! Please post again on your next steps!

Frieda said...

I too have been playing around with the pastels and they are great fun and I love trees. This looks fabulous.

Lorri Lee Chambers said...

I love the look....very cool ...Keep up the good work...

I half expect a black lab peering out from behind one tree.