Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Doodling with Ink, Thread & Crayons
The #36 prompt word is Feather.
Early on in the going, I doodled the feather shown on the left for the #11 word prompt, Light.....as in 'light as a feather' so I would need to come up with something a little different.
I have been wanting to try my hand at quilting feathers and of course I will take any opportunity to work on my free motion quilting skills.
So first I doodled the feather in ink.
Next I quilted it using my new Janome 6600p
........and finally I added colour with pencil and crayons.
I prefer to use the crayons over pencil for laying down colour. The colour goes on much easier with less "pulling" on the fabric. I also find that they blend much nicer.
After the colour was added, a paint brush was used to put a layer of textile medium over top. This step prevents the colour from rubbing off and allows for the piece to be safely, albeit, gently laundered.
Jaye at ArtQuiltmaker has set up a flickr page where you can see many of the CPP responses, you can see all of my doodles here