Sunday, April 19, 2009

Not one stitch stitched...

but... I have tried something new - not sure really if this stitching blog is the place to put it - but here goes anyway... P bought me a voucher to Zart - an art supply shop - as part of my Christmas present and I have been interested in the Derwent Inktense pencils for quite awhile... So I finally bit the bullet and went and spent my voucher on a tin of 24 - today I had a quick go... This is one of E's characters which I have traced onto some calico and then applied with intense pencil...
Basically you can use them a couple of different ways - I started by using the pencils dry straight onto the fabric - a bit like colouring in - then I used a dampened paint brush to brush over the colour which then seemed to come alive with colour intensity - I let that layer dry then repeated the process - sometimes using the pencil dipped into water to create a more definite line... It does say that once dry you can use other mediums to layer the colour or define texture...

As you can see I have added more colour and shaded some areas with the second application...I'm really looking forward to spending more time playing with this medium - the goal is to combine both pencils/paint and stitching somehow... Helen from hugs n' kisses - I believe uses also uses a similar process with her quilts. Helen does amazing work and it would take hours of both patience and love to produce what she does... Me... I am not that patient - but it is fun to step outside my comfort zone and try something new occassionally...

Until next time...

Sharon xxx