Thursday, May 1, 2008

Well, I finally gave in

and started my own blog. I read others and really enjoy them. What I really enjoy is seeing what all the other artists are creating...how they are creating it...I enjoy the learning experience as well as the sharing of info with others.

I will begin my Blog with a picture of my latest project. I went by Judy Coates Perez directions in the Apr/May Quilting Arts magazine. I changed a couple of things so I could use what I had available at home. Instead of using tea bags, I used an awesome product called Kimwipes. It's a low lint wipe used in a lot of industrial settings. My awesome husband is a sales engineer in an industrial setting, so I have access to them. They come in a box of 140 and measure 14 x 16 inches , plenty of room for a large design image if you want. And I believe they are reasonably priced ( even more so if you figure just how many designs you could put out with that many sheets!).

Anyway, here's the (unquilted) paper quilt.

I have had so much fun with this and learned quite a few things. Some things that I will do on the next one and some things that I won't. The tree in the center, the key hole and the small tree are all from the Kimwipes. Notice how the wipe paper almost disappers into the fabric background. It is also very transparent so it's easy to trace images. If you are interested in trying it , let me know and I'll try to get some.

Well, this has been a great week so far...I've actually been able to cross off a few things from my (growing) "to do" list...this blog included.

More later.

4 comments:

judy coates perez said...

This looks great CarolL I am so glad you posted a picture. looks like the Kimwipes are the perfect thing for working beyond the size limitations of a tea bag,lol. I look forward to trying them out.

Carol Sloan said...

Thanks Judy. My husband said that if people are interested in them , I could list some on ebay. I think they will sell for about $8.00 a box. That's an awesome price for 140 sheets! I'll bring some to class in August so everyone there can try them as well.
I wanted to ask you about the aloe gel that is listed on the "supply list" at Fiber On A Whim. Do you use it to blend the inks? I used the inks on the quilt as well as some acrylic paint. Oh, Lumiere paint also.You can't see it on the photo but the quilt has a golden sheen to it. I love this process! Thanks!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Carol, this is beautiful work and very cool! And I love the idea of having something larger than a teaback to use ... let us know if you are going to post some of the Kimwipes for sale on eBay (and thank you husband for us!)

Regarding the Aloe Vera gel ... it is used to thicken inks so they can be used like paints ... it works great!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

well obviously my fingers weren't awake yet this morning! sorry for the typos ...