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August 18, 2009

Jacobean Finish....

This little wall hanging was a delight to make. It is my own design and was drawn out freehand using my white chalk pencil. The paints were filled in coloring book style.


The paints used were Stewart Giles Textile Paints, both the Alchemy and Byzantia Jewel-Bright. They are metallic, one being slightly more shiny and opaque. I will do a sample swatch and list the colors as they look on black fabric, for future. But for this piece, I mixed them up and it didn't seem to matter to me.


A few colors were combined and that seemed to work fine. I used a 40wt, Signature black cotton thread for quilting. And while I love the look of crystals in real life, they are very distracting in photos.

7 comments:

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. Great colors and design. I also appreciate you sharing your insights about painting on black fabric. I would have never thought those paints would have worked as well on black, but the black really works with these beautiful paints.

Great job. Thanks for sharing. Very inspirational.

SewCalGal
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Debra said...

What a great little piece this one turned out to be! Love it!

Vicki W said...

It turned out great!

Beena said...

Very striking!

Quilt Rat said...

I Love everything about this...it is quite simply, Superb!

Fiesta said...

stunning!

Kathleen McKenna Murphy said...

I can't believe those paints are on top of black fabric! Your quilting is awesome, as usual:)