Quilt Testers In Action

Quilt Testers In Action

Pages

Friday, November 7, 2014

Playing with Pencils

So November has rolled around again. I imagine a number of you out there are busy scribbling away on your novels for NaNoWriMo. I don't know how you do that, especially with the holidays approaching! Maybe someday I'll be brave and try a novel, but once again this year I have decided that Art Every Day Month sounds much more doable. The use of Derwent Inktense pencils on fabric has interested me for a while, but I have never made the time to actually try them. So for November, I'm playing with pencils.

We have already reached Day 7, so here are seven small 6"x9" pieces that I have worked on. Besides the pencils, I am also using collage and paint on each piece. After November is up, I plan to go back into each of these with hand and machine stitching. So now, here we go!

Day 1
Of course, I had to start with a bunny.
 
 
Day 2
That weird little creature in the middle? Don't tell anyone, but it started life as a badly drawn chair. You can see on the flowers where the pencil color spread. You can activate the pencils with aloe gel or water. You have much more control of how the color spreads with the aloe.
 
 
Day 3
In a weird coincidence, the random number generator that I used to choose a number to paint chose the same number as the day! 

 
Day 4

 
Day 5
My Wonderland bunny looks like Ginny.

 
Day 6
The lioness is showing how I feel about political phone calls.

 
Day 7

 
 
I've seen some wonderfully subtle quilts drawn with these pencils.  As usual, there is nothing subtle about mine! But, I think I'm starting to getting the feel for using the Inktense pencils on fabric, and that's what I hoped for. To see more AEDM work, check the Day 7  links at the Creative Every Day blog. Have a great weekend everybunny.

 
 


3 comments:

Cindy McMath said...

Karen, thanks so much for dropping by my blog - I'm glad you enjoyed my dressed-up rabbits! Love the name of your blog, and these Derwent-coloured fabrics are amazing. I especially loved the lioness - & I can so relate!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

I am loving these!! How fun is this!

Rabbits' Guy said...

That is neat. Every day seems more and more complete.