Sunday, February 7, 2016

Colour It, Fuse It!

Hi everyone and welcome to February! I'm the next person to introduce you to the wonderful world of colour, cloth and more....
This month we'll be working with applying paint and colour to a range of fusible web and interfacing products and doing some really strange and crazy things with them.

This is not your grandmothers fusible web! Join me while I show you how to combine paint, powders and foils with a variety of fusible webs and interfacings to create texture, layering and pattern.

Learn  ways to apply metallic foil for hints of sparkly shine or areas of glitz and glimmer. After cutting, tearing and ripping some of the pieces then time will be spent on building layers of interest with collage and stitch. 

Here are some supplies you will need: 

You will need:

·         2-3 fat quarters of fabric, light to medium value with texture or subtle print. Hand dyes or batiks work well. use these as colour inspirations for the background of your art piece.

·         one fat quarter muslin for backing

·         one  yard paper backed fusible web (NOT Heat and Bond), buy a couple different varieties if they are available

·         1/2 yard each of any variety of fusible and non fusible, woven or non woven interfacings and stabilizers. Try for different weights, maybe even different colours, some are available in black and beige. Avoid the nylon tricot ones.

·         plastic to cover your table

·         paper towels

·         three 1" bristle paint brushes

·         plastic cups for water

·         primary colours (red, blue, yellow) and black of Jacquard Dye-na-Flow™ or Setacolour Silk paints. The heavier textile paints can be thinned down for use as well.

 Now I have a short little video where you'll get to see me and I'll explain a little more about the supplies and you can see the painted effects. Don't pay attention to the workshop blurb at the end, as I have a surprise for you later on this month!

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  1. This looks so incredible! Have to go find some paints!

  2. Another must get over my fears and give it a try!


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