Elizabethtown, Ky

29 09 2010

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.

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4 responses

12 10 2010
Robin Koehler

Congrats on the sales….demos work wonders. How was the rest of the show??
Love the free form painting…look at you go:)

12 10 2010
kathy

Robin, that fish is NOT free form painting! I traced the design first.

17 10 2010
Michele

Great job on the Tsukineko fish! Thanks for the post to Judi’s tutorial; I’m going to check it out since my inks are going to dry out if I don’t start using them :-)

18 10 2010
kathy

Thanks, Michelle, This is my first time to work with these inks in the bottles. They are amazing and look so nice on a regular pfd muslin, while Setacolor paints do not, in my opinion. Judy’s fish is much better than mine, but she does this kind of work all the time, whereas I do not. And I can see the inks in these little bottles are going to go a l…o….n…..g way too! Good luck playing with them.

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