10 Textile Techniques using Acrylic Inks
Learn to create colorful textured backgrounds by manipulating fabric and using a variety of different tools for applying inks, explore mark making with wood, foam and rubber stamps, paint pens, and an assortment of tools for painting fine lines and details, create the look of watercolor with out paint bleeding, incorporate printed paper imagery with collage techniques, explore building translucent layers of painted color by cutting masks and using simple resists from common items found in the home and office supply.
You’ll be amazed by the versatility of painting fabric with acrylic inks.
Blessings in the wind: making mixed-media prayer flags
Traditionally, prayer flags are used to promote peace, strength, well-being and wisdom, and when blown by the wind, spread good will and compassion. Make unique prayer flags by painting colorful fabrics with acrylic inks, then print each one with thermofax screens, stamps and incorporate words and images using Judy’s printed abaca tissue papers.
Tea & Ephemera
6 hours, 2-3 daysUsing textile paint, printed paper vintage imagery, thermo fax screens, colored pencils, rubber stamps, paint sticks, tea bags and more, learn multiple mixed media techniques while creating a mixed media fabric collage that you can stitch or quilt.
Painting Imagery on Fabric with Textile Paints
6 hours, 2-5 days
Paint offers endless opportunities for creating special effects on fabric, from adding details, dimension or shadow to creating fully illustrated scenes.
While working with textile paints, students learn techniques for creating smooth gradations of color, glazing paint to create more visual depth, covering large areas and backgrounds smoothly, avoiding blotchiness, control paint bleeding, how to working with freezer paper masks, and paint smooth lines and fine details.
This is an information packed class geared to help students gain confidence painting on fabric for art quilting and can be expanded to multi day format.
Did you know the color choices you make can transform an average piece of artwork into something spectacular? Be surprised and delighted by the effects and illusions you can create by understanding the mysteries of color. In this hands-on experiential class you’ll learn key color concepts with visual examples, mix new paint colors, and create helpful charts, all providing you with the tools you’ll need to see color in a whole new light.
This class also incorporates an in depth and informative power point lecture with numerous graphics and examples to illustrate key theories and color families to increase overall comprehension.
Tsukineko All Purpose Inks
I teach two different methods for working with the inks. One uses the Fantastix tool with a dry brush method that feels more like traditional drawing, and the other method is working wet with paintbrushes that give a more painterly quality.This is a techniques class where you will master blending and shading, mixing colors, creating light and dark colors, learn how to control bleeding on fabric and creating fine lines and details.
You’ll love making these fun, festive ornaments inspired by Mexican folk art…and learn lots of decorative techniques in the process! You’ll paint, do a little quilting and decorative stitching, sew metal and do some beautiful decorative embossing. You’ll leave with a wonderful ornament and the inspiration to put the pedal to the metal and stitch lots more at home.
January 7-10 Craft Napa
2-day Acrylic Inks Adventure
Tea and Ephemera
April 9,10 Tampa Bay Surface Design Guild, Tampa FL
Tea & Ephemera
Blessings in the Wind, mixed media prayer flags
April 12-14 Focus on Fiber New Smyrna Beach, FL
3 day retreat Acrylic Inks adventure
April 25-May 1 Smiling Turtle Art Spot, Omaha, NE
2 day- Tea & Ephemera
Heavy Metal Play day
3 day- Acrylic Inks
May 10-12 Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild, Folsom, CA 10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks
May 18,19 Diablo Valley Quilters, Danville, CA workshop TBA
June 7, 8 Pine Tree Quilt Guild, Grass Valley, CA Tea & Ephemera
July 11, 12 Foothill Quilters, Auburn, CA workshop TBA
July 18, 19 Quilters of Contra Costa County Tea & Ephemera
August 10, 11 Gold Coast Quilters, Morro Bay, CA Tea & Ephemera
August 12-13 SLO-Creative Studio San Luis Obispo, CA, 2 day workshop 10+ Techniques with Acrylic Inks
August 17, 18 Piecing Partners Quilt Guild, Colorado Springs, CO Color Theory 101, Painting Imagery with Textile Paints
September 6, 7 the Quilter’s Sew-Ciety of Redding, CA
Nov 3-6 International Quilt Festival, Houston