A TECHNIQUE DRIVEN Blog dedicated to mastery of surface design techniques. First we dye, overdye, paint, stitch, resist, tie, fold, silk screen, stamp, thermofax, batik, bejewel, stretch, shrink, sprinkle, Smooch, fuse, slice, dice, AND then we set it on fire using a variety of heat tools.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
First, here is a link to the product information for the type of inks that Terri Stegmiller used. It includes a description of the inks, color charts, and a couple of PDF guides of projects on watercolor paper. There are of course other kinds of inks. Judy Coates Perez uses these inks.
Suzan Engler did some tests with theliquid acrylic inks and wrote about it here. I can see Rosalita trying this particular way of using the inks.
Here is Terri Stegmiller's description of the inks and here is the tutorial and finished project from her that incorporated a zentangle technique with a gel pen. It is another way to use the inks.
Here is a third way of using the inks and mixes them with aloe vera gel. I had read of this method before from the Quilt Rat with her outstanding doodles. Quilting Arts also has instructions from Judy Coates Perez for gel ink painting. And here is another blog that tells you how to get the same type of results without using the gel.
Okay, I have told you all that I almost know about using inks with fabric surface design. I have my supplies ordered and look forward to experimenting. But first, I have some more shibori and batik techniques I want to attempt and show the you results--good or bad!