Another example of products I purchased after a Simply Quilts episode are Tsukineko inks, Fantastix markers, and stands. I was inspired by the talented Lura Schwarz Smith and her Faces in Fabric episode. I also ordered two sets of her DVD's. Well, I have yet to complete my portrait quilt, but I use these inks constantly for other projects, including:
- painting quilt labels-those fabric markers dry out so fast, but these inks do not!
- coloring quilted motifs, such as on Spring Greens and my other trapuntoed quilts
- adding details to picture quilts, such as Change of Season and Golden Memories
- painting fabric
- re-coloring faded quilts and decorative flags, such as the Fourth of July quilt
- creating artsy backgrounds and images for fabric postcards
Anyway, the reason for today's post on this topic is that I just watched Linda Schmidt on Bonnie McCaffery's ladest Vid-Cast. Have you checked these out? They are short, free video segments featuring Bonnie interviewing various quilters. Linda is a fabulous quilt artist who uses many products to achieve life-like dimension and texture. She also teaches classes online at Quilt University. Take a look at this Vid-Cast and see if you aren't eager to sign up for one of Linda's classes, purchase some Puff Paints or Tinzel or Misty Fuse!