Tuesday, April 8, 2008

More Practice....

One more little 6x6. I have been practicing using Tsukineko Inks. Because the ink likes to run, I used a Settliere Wax Stick to outline the flowers and leaves, THEN inked the color on. I've got a 30x24 piece sketched out that I would really like to work on using Tsukineko and Acrylic Paint - maybe on a silk organza layered alternatively over muslin and duck cloth. I'd like to enter at least one piece in one of the upcoming fall shows -- there's two that I'm particularly interested in - one in Northern Michigan and one in the Dairy Barn District of Ohio. I'm going to be placing links to a few of the more interesting call for entries up in a day or so -- in case you get the urge!

My specialty group (a subgroup of the Capital Quilter's Guild) is meeting this Thursday. I'm psyched because everyone will be bringing their "slice" of my Van Gogh Iris art quilt. Mine is almost done -I can't wait to get all the pieces. It should be pretty cool!


La journée de Miss Doodle said...

Great colour Cathie. It looks as if you are really getting perfect with these inks. The shades of pînk are so beautiful and delicate,
talk to you soon

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Glad you are getting such great results with your inks.

I happen to have seen one of your slices already...this is going to be awesome!

Jenny said...

I love what you're doing with these inks! I've seen them, and read about them....but haven't sprung for them, yet. Lovely! And I really, really like your blue flower for the gardener. Stunning!-Jenny from www.CraftTestDummies.com

susanna said...

I hadn't even heard of Tsukineko Inks before. And I just read that you quilt. I'm sending you an email about something right now...

abeadlady said...


You are really getting good with these inks. Wow! The colors are so rich looking.

I received your beautiful gift yesterday. Thank you so much. I'm going to hang it up to inspire me to work more with fabrics and mixed media.


Wurzerl said...

Dear Cathie,
I must take the time to have a little pause in your blog. It' s always like to come home to a good friend.
I think your new ink is perfect for your way to work and the result is great. Andrea did write it in the first comment.
And now I hope that all pieces for the Iris picture are so wonderful like yours. Your slice is so beautiful!
Hugs and thanks for visiting me for several times.

Fannie said...

Looks like you're having fun, Cathie. Your enthusiasm is contagious.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Wow, it is blooming inside and outside.

Get it?

Got it?

~Monica :)

stop by, we need your vote.

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