Adding Color & "Fugitive Media"
As I was finishing the latest Grevillea piece I wanted to add some extra color to the quilting design ... while there are lots of ways to do this, my favorite media at the moment is the NeoColor 11 Watersoluble wax crayons .....
The question is ...... what is the best way to make them permanent on fabric?
This week I discovered an interesting article written for Quilting Arts TV by Kerr Grabowski with the intriguing title " Making Fugitive Media Permanent on Fabric" . The article advises applying a layer of transparent base extender, normally used to lighten textile inks and bond them to fabric.
So for this exercise I coated the areas of Neo Color 11 with the extender using a paint brush ... the extender has the consistency of a thick cream ... so that makes it easy to apply!!
This extender can be used to make NeoColor 11, Soft pastels and charcoal permanent on fabric! So there is more experimenting to come!!
Thanks for reading .... CC