The art adventures of Delia and Leslie, two friends from South Florida who enjoy being Virgos... and drive everyone else crazy along the way.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Getting Started

Posted by Leslie:

Today, we met at my house to begin our summer art project - a technique-driven series of pieces we are doing on fabric, with the ultimate goal of creating a fabric book for each of us.  I've wanted to try a technique by Judy Coates Perez, where she uses white colored pencils and white china markers as a resist for liquid acrylic inks.  Since I had the inks already, we decided to make this our first effort.

Here's Judy's blog post that shows the technique:

Judy had written a story in the April/May 2011 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine about painting textiles with Daler-Rowney FW Acrylic Artists' Inks. Because of the cost of these (about $6.20 a bottle in our area), I also bought a couple of other acrylic ink brands and inks - Liquitex, Dr. Martin's Bombay Inks, and  Higgins.  So we tried those.

The results were great!  Delia's paisley... (such pretty colors!)

 Another beauty by Delia...

And this one with the use of salt (something we learned about at Arrowmont)!  Salt on the left side, no salt on the right.

My first two efforts...

I also learned that you can use the inks for stamping. (I rolled the ink on a large stamp with a brayer.)

Finally, I tried using a White-Out pen and a Liquid Paper pen.  These came out great and were so easy to use! 

Our conclusion: We'd choose the white correcting pens over the pencils, and the brands of ink were very similar in usage and results.

1 comment:

  1. Hey fellow virgo girls, me too ;-)

    Awesome post! great experimenting and finding new media to play with. Here's another thing that works great with inks; white gel pens (Gelly roll, etc). Especially when you want fine white line detailed illustrations or writing to show through the ink.

    keep creating, it's good for the soul!