Monday, June 18, 2012

Get Inked in Long Beach!

Wow! It's four weeks until International Quilt Festival, Long Beach. Would you like to immerse yourself in color by learning how to paint fabric with acrylic inks?

Saturday I'm teaching a fun new class 10 Techniques with Acrylic Inks.

Spend a day filled with fun and relaxed exploration, beginning with creating colorful textured backgrounds

exploring mark making with different kinds of stamps 

and drawing with inks using quill type calligraphy and ruling pens.

We'll explore layering imagery with color and marks

cutting masks with freezer paper.
And painting in a transparent watercolor style.
This class is going to packed with lots of tips and ideas of ways you can work with these versatile inks on fabric. I'd love to see you there!  
Click here to see student work from the first inks class.

To see two art quilts painted with acrylic inks check out these step by step blog posts about making 8 of Cups and Black and Bloom All Over.


  1. Oh, I love your octopus! :)

  2. I would like to ask a do you fix your inks on the fabric? Love your work and always enjoy seeing your blog. lyndax

  3. Lynda,

    the FW inks are not fully waterproof, they are water resistant to a certain degree, enough for a wall quilt that will not be washed. The FW brand inks would not be appropriate for clothing or quilts meant to be laundered. You can brush a coat of colorless extender or other textile medium over the finished work to fix it though.

    The Liquetex inks are supposed to be permanent when heat set.


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