Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mini-excursion into ink

 This was not the adventure I hoped for (my ink has not yet arrived) but it is a beginning worth posting I think.  I finally finished the Black, White and Red All Over quilt that I was making for my sister.   It is queen size and I didn't do the quilting on it.  Here it is spread out on the floor.  As you can see, it is a little of this and a little of that.
Now that the quilt is finished, and bound, it needed a label (this is the place I talk about the ink).  While my ink order has not arrived I did get my fabric pens.  So, using a piece of white cotton fabric ironed to freezer paper, I started drawing with my black and red fabric pens.  Here is the result.

It is a black, white and red zentangle which I think goes with the wonky front of the quilt.  I really wanted to give it a coat of ..what is the name of that stuff...clear stuff you paint to make the ink/paint/pencil bond to the fabric.  I hope you know what I mean.  But I couldn't find it.  So instead I ironed it really well using parchment paper.  I hope that keeps it from washing out.

6 comments:

  1. I like it a lot and your label is another smaller work of art. You are the best, Judith!

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  2. WOW!!!! That is one Fantastic label....love the quilt.

    Your pens should withstand washing just as they are but maybe you could "paint" a layer of textile medium over top.....that would seal it for sure.

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  3. Hope your sister appreciates all the work that went into the quilt--it's beautiful! How long did you work on it? And your zentangle label is a work of art, like Beth says. Great work.

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  4. I love the Zen label and the quilt -- very creative!

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  5. Judith. I love your quilt and that label is so special!

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