10 Textile Techniques using Acrylic Inks

2-5 days

AcrlcInkPerezImmerse yourself in a technique filled mixed media surface design exploration with 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


6 hours

prayer flagsTraditionally, 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.



Paint & Print-A-Palooza

6 hours

number 5Make your own personal fabric line!

Learn several techniques for creating colorful textured fabrics using acrylics inks, and then learn how to create patterns using thermo-fax screens and a variety of different stamping techniques.


Tea & Ephemera

6 hours, 2-3 daystea & ephemera

Using 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

pinkbirdPaint 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.


Color Theory

6 hours

colortheoryDid 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

6 hours

Tsukineko Inks_PerezTsukineko inks have a broad range of applications for painting fabric.

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.


Ornamental Fiesta

6 hours

Perez.Judy,FiestaOrn3Featured in Quilting Arts 2007 Holiday Gifts Magazine.

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.


Magical Metal Altars

6 hours

magical altarSee how easy it is to emboss and stitch metal, work with textile paints and use decorative stitching and quilting to create a beautiful festive altar inspired mixed media textile art piece for display.





Perez teaching

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 Tsukineko inks

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
Tsukineko Inks

Sept 21 Quilting in the Garden, Livermore, CA
Painting Floral Imagery with Textile paints
Quilting in the Garden Registration

September 30- Oct 1, Austin, TX Unique 2-day Blessings in the wind: making mixed-media prayer flags retreat, co-lead with Counceling for Life

Nov 3-6 International Quilt Festival, Houston
Nov 1  Tsukineko Inks
Nov 2 Tea and Ephemera
Nov 3 Tsukineko inks
Nov 4 Blessings in the Wind: mixed media prayer flags


January 12-15 Craft Napa – Sign up Now!
Jan 12 Painting Imagery with Textile Paints
Jan 12 Fast and Fun Foam Stamps
Jan 13 Paint and Print-a-palooza
Jan 14 Blessings in the Wind, mixed-media prayer flags

Jan 30-Feb 1, 10+ Techniques with Acrylic inks 3 day workshop, Mobile AL
ACQG art quilters

Feb 18,19 Painting Imagery with Textile Paints, Fresno Fiber Arts guild, Fresno, CA

May 5-7 Paint and Print-A-Palooza 3 day workshop, SLO creative Studio

May 20 Tsukineko Inks, Marin Needle arts guild, San Rafael, CA

July 20, Tsukineko Inks, Elk Grove, CA

September 14-16 Arapahoe County Quilters, Englewood CO

October 5-10  NZ National Quilt Symposium, Christchurch, NZ



February 15-18 Naples, FL


 I would love to teach in your neck of the woods, please drop me a note in the box below and I’ll send you more information on classes, fees and scheduling.