Several people have asked me recently about the fabric paint I used to make my whole cloth quilts. For the last two quilts I made, Prickly Abode and Bald Cypress, I used a mix of DecoArt SoSoft, Tulip soft, and Golden paints. I mix them with folk Art floating medium. The biggest reason right now is convenience. I also like Seta Color paint, but they no longer sell this at Michael's. I have to drive across the Twin Cities or order it online. Michael's is right here in my town. I can buy all three of the other paints at Michael's.
I mix and match because I might like a color better in one than the other. I am a beginner at this painting stuff, so I may experiment in the future with other choices and find one I like better than another, or I may just stay with what I have. I am also still at the starving artist phase and don't want to invest more than I can afford.
I know a lot of people like Jacquard for painting on fabric. My experience is the smell of the Jacquard paints are a problem for me. I have to hold my breath when I occasionally wander down the detergent aisle in the store. I avoid stores with perfume counters like the plague. Scents have always been a problem for me. Jacquard smells like rotting vegetation to me and gives me a headache.
I didn't share my tree project quilt after the quilting so here it is.
|When Worlds Collide|
I am starting a new series about endangered birds, butterflies, and plants, in Minnesota.
Here is the beginning of one.
Have a creative day