Sunday, March 21, 2010

Technique of the Week #10 - Painted Batting

Project hours: About 7 hours 
Design and materials: about 1
Execution: 6 hours 

This lovely piece was inspired by Quilting Arts TV, episode 304.  Pokey Bolton shows how to paint on batting, including screen printing on it and other fun stuff.  So off I went to get out my paints and stamps to have some fun.  
First, I started with wet batting, so my colors would run together, and diluted Setacolor paints until they were about half paint, half water. I blobbed the colors onto the wet batting and mushed some of the areas to make the colors bleed.  I only used yellow and blue, the green you see is mixed in the batting.
So the reason this took so long to do is the drying time. Let this get dry, dry, dry.  Then you can stamp over it.  I used blue and white, and it looks pretty cool.  I quilted this with a variegated thread that has all the same colors.  It is backed with fabric.  I liked this technique a lot, except for the drying time, because I'm in such a hurry.  But I can't wait to try it again with some fuchsia and yellow.  


ConundrumChum said...

You motivated me to drag out the paints. I had just a tiny bit of SetaColor left. Ned and I painted batting and one scarf left over from a project a few years ago. I don't know how to post a picture on here. I will put it on my blog. Ned wants me to make his painting batting into a little quilt for his teachers. Thanks for the demos.

FLO_rancher said...

Painting on Batting how interesting. I am looking for an idea to do a project for guild...we draw an item to make an Ardis Wannabee project...the item is a duck..any ideas. I don't have any SetaColor paint..but I do have acrylics..and fabric medium.
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