Welcome to my very first post on Modern Rosies! I'm so excited about this blog and think that everyone will find someone awesome here. I have a LOT planned for you in the next several months, all in the true "Rosie" spirit including some recipes, indie business tips, home repair, gardening, auto maintenance and maybe even some life tips. But today, it's arts & crafts!
Over the years as a crafter, quilter, fiber artist, mixed-media artist and now, painter (acrylics), I've gotten to know quite a few techniques and products. Some I learned from others and some I learned by trial and error (oh, so very much error!). That's why I will always share whatever I know (if I know it) with my fans and colleagues. If you have a question for Krissi's Art Studio, just drop me an e-mail and I'll see if I can come up with an answer!
What do you use to seal the paint to fabric you paint on? You know, like on...say... THESE!
Lost In Fabric-Land
|hand-painted sugar skull on a BVG Expedient bag!|
|'Tree of Life' on a custom-ordered Krissi-Van-Gory bag.|
Brandi wanted a diaper bag to match her nursery theme
and couldn't find a fabric that worked. The answer?
CUSTOM PAINTED FABRIC! Woo hoo!
If you already have paints and don't want to invest in the Jacquards, you don't have to. I also use the artist acrylics you see in my paintings (Golden Fluid Acrylics) mixed with a little fabric medium. There are a few choices out there for mixing mediums, but I've had great success with Jaquard's 'colorless' (#100) paint, and Golden's fabric mixative, GAC 900.
While we're on the topic of painting and coloring on fabric, let me share my favorite fabric markers, Fabrico by Tsukineko. These pens bleed and fade much less than Sharpies and stay put once they have been properly heat set. Trust me - I have done a LOT of outlining with markers on fabric!
Happy fabric customization to you!
|click on "Welcome Home,"|
quilt to see just how much outlining
I'm talking about! *whew!*
Krissi Sandvik is a mixed-media artist and the owner of Krissi's Art Studio, home of Skelekitty and Friends. She was recently named "best tutorialer on the web" by her friend Rachelle Rose.