Saturday, May 13, 2017

Pride of A Lion




I’ve been wanting to create a class project like this for some time. My self challenge… no more than 6 inks and and1 black fabric marker.
     Here’s your chance to paint on fabric using ink and markers.  You’ll be proud of your result. You can create this bright fun prideful lion in a 6 hr. hour class following Patt’s classroom instructions. You’ll place her line drawing beneath high quality white PFD fabric, and use fabric markers, ink, and applicators to create this colorful lion!!!!   You’ll then know how to create something similar for your favorite pet back home.        In an effort to keep your costs down, Patt can provide in class use of  a couple of her inks for the lion's  eyes.
Supply List: Please bring

a) A smooth surface white trash bag (eg 13 gal kitchen size- to protect table                                        surface,  
b)small amount of painters tape, 
c)ultra fine tip sharpie marker,   
d)a few paper towels in case of a rare spill. 
e) appx a fat eight of white scrap fabric  to practice on 
f) a fine tip black micron pigma pen you already own.  
Patt carries inks, applicators, Hoffman PFD,  and markers generally available in class 
payable by check or cash.  If teaching in a shop, the shop will likely have the PFD available.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Painting With Inks

 A One Day Class
" I Gotta Be Me!"  shown below is my newest addition to ready to go class drawings.  Some might remember clotheslines (long long ago for even the oldest among us).  Here the quilt is washed and hangin' on the line... now having attracted birdies the youngest of which stands proud singing.




 Class Description: This class is perfect for those that don't draw, don't paint but wish they could. Using either one of my ready to go class drawings ( either the one above or those also listed at the bottom of this post), or a  prepared/enlarged, 'traced' contour drawing from one of your own photographs (use Patt's EZ drawing  link  shown below). Lay your drawing beneath plain white fabric, then paint using Tsukineko Inks and applicators. At class end, you'll depart feeling proud.

Class Supply List:

Pencil/paper for notes
Fabric Scissors 
Fine tip black sharpie marker
Painters or masking tape
A few paper towels in class of a rare spill 
 fat quarter of scrap white fabric used for testing inks
a smooth finish white trash bag ( like for tall kitchen cans.. appx 13 gal.)
If painting "I Gotta Be Me Birdies"... bring a very fine tip BLACK pigma micron pen ( Available at JoAnns, Michaels, & some quilt shops) . You'll be glad you did. 
 Tsukineko Inks, fabric markers you already own and wish to use in class.
If not part of a stated class kit, bring high quality high thread count white cotton fabric ( like Hoffman PFD pattern#1377 or Dharma Trading Pimatex). ( a half yard is fine for any of Patts ready to go drawings)  Either way, Patt carries Hoffman with her to classes.
Optional :
    A white plastic picnic plate to mix on should you wish to mix inks (I rarely do this)

    Of the size you wish to paint…A bold lined basic line drawing  (ala coloring book simplicity) of an item you’d like to paint. You might want to keep this first project manageable in size… i.e. around 18x 24 or smaller. IF you want to bring your own drawing, check out the drawing/tracing method shown at  http://www.pattsdrawingmethod.blogspot.com. Click here to go to it.  Enlarge traced image to your liking at a local print shop. HINT: an 8 ½ x 11 tracing enlarged at 205% is slightly smaller than 18 x 24.   
    A white foam board 20"x 30" (I don't do this but know some students like to tape their drawing and fabric  to a board so they can lean the board against the table and atop their lap.)
   A Ziploc plastic bag ( quart or gallon size)  in which you may store your inks for return home. 
   Other Ready to go drawing options Patt will bring to class include:
    Inks, markers, and fabric available in class ( cash or check).