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).