I write. I quilt. I cook. I take photographs. What else is there?
Friday, July 2, 2010
Today I've been painting some of my AAQI quiltlets. I used acrylics (yes, those are coloring books torn up to help blot the ink). In a few instances where I wanted precise painting and no bleed, I also used a textile medium. The blue paint on the heart is a good example.
Most of the time I just wanted a good overall colorwash. I did this by painting a section and then brushing water on it. It's very important to remember that colorwash will go all the way through a quilt sandwich. Make sure you have wax paper under your blotting paper.
Other times, I mixed water with the paint first and then applied it.
The next step with these little beauties is any final applique or stitching. That'll be ... Sunday? Maybe Tuesday? Or Wednesday?