Sunday, May 27, 2012

Art Quilting With Neocolor II Crayons

I hope you all are having an enjoyably long weekend, on this Memorial Weekend. When I started creating the art quilt triptych (see previous post), I video taped the steps along the way, and today I finally have that video ready for you to view.  I obviously need more experience with my camcorder as there are times where the video is black and white and times when I forgot to change the orientation.  But I think you'll get the idea of what I'm showing.  Please enjoy!

27 comments:

  1. Great video Terri!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  2. great video Terri! Love your helper too :)

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  3. Love the video, especially the cameo by your Quilt Inspector/Art Director. I particularly liked when s/he came over to check things from the camera's perspective!

    It was interesting to see how large the project is, I thought it would be smaller and am pleasantly surprised. Great work, it's really beautiful and I appreciate seeing the techniques you used :)

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  4. I so enjoyed watching this. Thanks Terri.

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  5. I loved watching it! So informative and entertaining with your little co-star!

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  6. You did a fine job, Terri. Any reason why you don't paint on a flat surface like a table top? Or is the textile medium a consistency not to drip? This has been great to understand how you work. Thanks

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    1. Thank you Elle. I usually do paint flat, but I had three quilts here and didn't want to be constantly rotating them, so I did two on my design wall and one on the cutting table. I did have a drip or two but usually if I'm careful it's no problem.

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  7. Thanks, Terri. I'm back to check out that video again.

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  8. Great video Terri. Thanks for sharing it. I didn't realize the pieces were as big as the are until I saw your helper walk into the shot and hang out watching you removing the paper bits. He (she?) looks like a great assistant. LOL

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  9. Thank you for this video, have crayons, need to try this method.
    Bev Longford

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  10. Awesome video!!! It is so cool to see the process behind your pieces! I love your kitty!!! Especially the part where his ears are in the forefront of the camera LOL!!!

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  11. Thank you so much for taking the time to make the video and showing your process. I just bought a set of these paints but have not yet used them. Now I have the courage...

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  12. Oh My Goodness Terri! That was incredibly interesting to see you in action. You really put so much into your quilts. A complete labor of love. Thank you so much for sharing this video. Your kitty is super adorable and I can see how you get your inspiration for your wonderful kitty drawings. Blissful Dear...

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  13. Your video is great. I'm so Crayons, aware but nothing to do with it. Now I will also try. One question I still have what is textile medium?

    love greetings from Switzerland
    Susanne

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    1. Thank you Susanne! Below is a description of textile medium that I found online. I am not using the medium to mix with paint, but instead am using it to dissolve the Neocolor II crayons so they become more like paint. You could also use just water with the crayons, but I feel the addition of the medium gives it more permanency. I hope this answers your question.

      Textile medium - A medium used to convert acrylic paints into a controllable textile paint, which becomes permanent when properly dried and heat set

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    2. Thank you for your description, I know now what I need to look closely. Your pictures are beautiful, I love them

      Liebe Grüsse
      Susanne

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  14. This is a great video with fabulous ideas in it. Thanks so much Terri for sharing it with us. I really must have a go at using the crayons with textile medium.

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  15. Awesome video....thanks for sharing. Love your helper. :)

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  16. Wonderful video, Terri! Thank you so much for showing us how it's done. I can hardly wait to try it!

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  17. I enjoyed watching you work and thanks for sharing your techniques! The idea of coloring on fabric looks fun and you've inspired me to give it a try!

    You should keep on creating more videos!

    Thanks!

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  18. Wonderful video. Is there a particular textile medium that you recommend?

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    1. Thank you Anonymous! I've used a few different brands of medium and can't say that any of them worked differently than the others with regards to this technique. I've used Delta, Jo Sonja, and Golden brands.

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  19. I'm so glad you did this video. I've always admired your work and wanted to know how you did it! Ya now I know. I can get new toys and try this myself one day.

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  20. Really enjoyed this video and your process. Thank you for sharing.

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  21. Terri,
    Do you heat set the colors when they're dry? I gave your technique a try and painted on a table runner... then I wondered if I was going to be able to set the colors or if they'd wash out when I tried to clean the table runner.

    Thanks - the technique is super fun!

    Carol

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  22. Carol,
    I usually don't heat set because the items I'm making aren't to be washed. You can still heat set the painting on your runner. I would place a piece of baking parchment on top of the runner and then iron. Also some paints will cure after a few days drying time and while I've not tested this out with these products, you may want to if you are going to be cleaning your runner. Simply do a small test on some scrap materials.

    Glad you enjoyed the technique!

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    1. Thanks! I'll let you know how it turns out!

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