Friday, February 4, 2011

Feathered Heart and Giveaway Winner

Thanks to everyone who entered, I wish I could send everyone a book but I could only choose 1 name........the winner is number 39 .....Joanne, Congratulations! I'll be in touch to get your snail mail info
btw (I counted the first 2 comments as one, since they were from the same blogger)

Now, I don't want the rest of you to go away empty handed so how about if I share this project with you. I wanted some extra clipart for my guild's newsletter, something valentine(y) so I drew this feathered heart and scanned it.
Then I thought how would this look stitched, so after tracing I did a little FMQof course, I could not leave it alone, so after stitching, I decided to add some colour.
In this case I used INKTENSE pencils. Instead of wetting them with water I used a bit of clear aloe-vera gel with a small paint brush. See the how the gel makes the colour come alive? The photo below shows the right side having had a thin layer of gel applied on top of the pencil. By using the gel you have no danger of the colour bleeding.
I did mine on a small piece of fabric to turn into a postcard but you could do this any size you like.

So snag that black and white feathered heart imagine for yourself and play with it......stitch, colour ( use pencils, inks, crayons, paints, whatever you have) or even maybe try Zentangle patterns on it. Enjoy!

23 comments:

Beth said...

Thank YOU!!! I was just discussing the pencils with a lady today and she would just love to give them a try, so I will buy, print your heart and show her what and how to do it.

Feather on a Wire said...

The Aloe vera was such a good idea!!! It initially with a quick search seems quite expensive here but I'm fairly sure another sort of gell would work. I'd use wall paper paste but it has fungicide in it. Alginate as a possibility?

Karen S said...

Oooh -- too pretty! I will have to try the aloe vera gel on my pencils.

Quilt Hollow said...

Oh pretty...thanks for sharing! Congrats to your winner too!

Trudi said...

Congratulations to Joanne! And thank you Jill for the feathered Hearts, I feel me some love coming on! lol

Linda said...

Very pretty heart. Congrats to the winner.

Robbie said...

Why thank you, Jill!!! By golly, I think I will print out and play with your design. It's so pretty!! THANKS!!

John'aLee said...

That is one beautiful feathered heart!

Penny said...

What a delightful surprise, thank you so much I wonder where I can get aloe vera gel here in Oz, will have to do some asking.

Joan said...

Love that feather...congrats to Joanne - you lucky gal :)

Melissa said...

thanks for this post! I am going to check out those pencils.

Terri Stegmiller said...

That is a lovely feathered heart. Very generous of you to share it.

tich said...

What a lovely design. Thanks for being so thoughtful.

Robbie said...

I've decided to use your 'heart' as a Valentine for my hubby!! I just painted it using my Tsukineko inks! Thanks again!

CharlotteP said...

Thank you! This looks fun, hope I can but those pencils in the UK!

Createology said...

How sweet of you to offer us this beautiful feathered heart. Thank you. Your postcard is exquisite. Loving the gel on pencil coloring. Happy February Hearts to you...

Royce said...

I'm thrilled with finding out about these pencils and the aloe. I've just started playing with painting on fabric and I'm hungry for new info. Still checking out your zen drawings for inspiration. Have pointed my on line quilt group to your blog for we are working on zen doodles which will end up on fabric.

Jackie said...

Hi Jill;

I made your fabric leaf bowl and posted it on my blog... easy peasy and soo cute.

Diane J. Evans said...

That Aloe Vera is just too good of a thing, isn't it? You accomplish so much when you use it, and you save the rest of us a lot of tears.

You've gone and done it again -- now I have another Jill Project that I've added to my list of Cool Jill Things I Must Try . . .

Diane

Diana said...

Hi Jill, Royce posted your blog link in our little art group. The heart is amazing! Thanks for sharing. I will try and do something creative with your gift. I never would have thought of using aloe vera gel. Thanks, again

Diana

Judith said...

I love the idea of the color pencils. I started using Tuskineko ink and use the aloe gel to paint with on my fabric so it will not bleed. On Demin it bleeds some, but I love it. Thanks for the idea. Judith, Texas

Judith said...

I love the idea of the color pencils. I started using Tuskineko ink and use the aloe gel to paint with on my fabric so it will not bleed. On Demin it bleeds some, but I love it. Thanks for the idea. Judith, Texas

Cath said...

Thank you so much for this. It's a lovely design. I used it as a pattern for a cake decoration

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