Thursday, August 14, 2014

Colour Pencil on Fabric

Earlier, I showed how I had begun colouring in my design which I transferred to fabric. Here is the result.


To achieve that blended multicoured look, I used 3 pencils. Working in small sections I added a bit of the blue


then some green


followed by the yellow. 


Once all 3 colours were applied, I simply continued to build the layers until the desired intensity was achieved.  As the sections were completed, I lightly brushed textile medium over the pencil to seal the colour. I tried a few different brands and found that for this project, the one I liked best was  Folk Art Textile Medium made by Plaid.

Even though this is not the sort of technique that would be used for a project that would be washed regularly, I was curious to see if it could hold up to a gentle wash. On a scrap of the same fabric, I drew and coloured with the same supplies. I cut the pieces in half, marked "wash" on the bits that would be tested.  Submerged into cool, soapy water, agitated a bit, a short soak, then rinsed.


 I placed the bits side by side once dry and as you can see, the colour remained vibrant.






7 comments:

Glenda said...

This is so beautiful. I love the merging colors. It adds so much! And thanks for sharing the tips. Makes me want to break out the paints and brushes. Mixed media is mind blowing isn't it?

Jean S said...

It's lovely Jill. You are always so generous to share your techniques and your testing of the products. I use Jacquard colorless extender to seal my colored pencil pieces but will definitely try the Plaid product. Thank you.

Createology said...

Truly lovely! Your design and now this tri-coloring is simply Creative Bliss. You are so sweet to show how you do it and how well it withstands some soap and water. Thank you as always dear...

Robbie said...

Just beautiful...colors blended wonderfully...but also it was your touch that allowed that wonderful blend!

Diane J. Evans said...

So much good information here, Jill -- I bought some textile medium, and now I plan to try it, since you had such good results. The piece is simply beautiful -- will quilting follow?

Diane

Jeannette Orr said...

I am really interested in how you stopped the colours bleeding into the fabric and I love what you have done it is fantastic

Susan at TheBoredZombie.com said...

Lovely! It came together beautifully!

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