I’m back from the Elizabethtown, KY quilt show and getting back in to my “other life”. I want to lavish some praise on the Heart of Kentucky show guild…they do an awesome job. Their quilts and their work are wonderful. I am always struck by the quality of their work when I go to this annual show. And these girls work their hearts out for this two day event, even having a quilter’s cafe to serve lunch. So, kudos to them and I hope it was a profitable event for them. I know I did very well on sales and I thank all of them for their support.
I decided to take some sets of Tsukineko inks with me for the first time. Here is the sample I worked on at the show. The water is not totally finished and I have a couple of spots where I want to work on the shading.
Judy Coates Perez who is an award winning painter/quilter has done a tutorial on her blog using this same fish, so I basically just followed her instructions for the process. In this tutorial she was trying out a new product. I have used the Fabrico ink markers for a while but had not tried the liquid inks before. So I was getting acquainted with painting with the inks mixed with aloe vera gel. I had a blast and learned a lot. And I sold both sets of inks. There is a tutorial here at the Quilting Arts site for mixing the inks with aloe vera gel.
And here is the Merry Doodles stencil and the postcard size sample I made using it and Fabrico ink markers.