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17 Aug 2008 09:19 #24324

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Well the best thing for me was a workshop by Mickey (TQS: mdquilts)!! :D

Now I have paintsticks and need TIME!

On my blog... http://jmquilts.blogspot.com/2008/07/pictures-from-mickey-depre-workshop.html

Joyce

Beautiful work, Joyce!!! Thanks for sharing - gives me a much better idea of what the paintsticks can do! Mary Kay
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17 Aug 2008 06:51 #24307

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Well the best thing for me was a workshop by Mickey (TQS: mdquilts)!! :D

Now I have paintsticks and need TIME!

On my blog... http://jmquilts.blogspot.com/2008/07/pictures-from-mickey-depre-workshop.html

Joyce
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Shiva sticks 11 Aug 2008 18:01 #23965

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Maybe I could use them to add to my landscape quilt which is from a pattern of Esterita Austin's. It is a view down a street in Sienna, Italy on black fabric that is supposed to be a darkened stone archway. I was going to use multicolored thread that looks like a rainbow to outline the rocks inside the stone tunnel just at the edge of the archway. I think Esterita used one color of thread per stone she outlined. I am going to have to experiment on some black cloth first. Is there a way to rub over rocks to suggest their appearance there? I should think it would work nicely like taking rubbings of gravestones. Jan
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11 Aug 2008 09:03 #23926

I use Shiva sticks with stencils, both commercial and self made. They are great for rubbings. The Iridescent colors are amazing on black fabric. Shelly Stokes has a book called Paintsticks on Fabric, lots of good basic info on their use. On page 23 there is even a Convergence painted over. Jump in with both feet, Shiva sticks are a fun toy. Betty Ann
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08 Aug 2008 18:49 #23779

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Somehow I can't imagine you getting messy, Lilo. :)

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08 Aug 2008 18:37 #23777

Thanks for the info, Sherry and Lilo. I think I will wait on this for a while, though. Judy in AZ
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08 Aug 2008 17:18 #23766

Hi Ladies,

If you want to find out more about Shiva paintstiks read the newsletter from September 25, 2007. You can also go on the website http://www.cedarcanyontextiles.com for more information.

Just think of them as big crayons. Rember back in Kindergarten when you did all of those crayon rubbings. It's almost the same thing-only with paint.

Lots of fun-but a bit messy. Wear some old clothes-you will get paint on yourself. Ask me how I know. LOL

Lilo
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08 Aug 2008 10:12 #23722

Judy, I just googled to see what in the world a shiva stick is and then I saw your message. You're right - it's some type of a paint stick. :-)
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08 Aug 2008 08:58 #23706

Okay, what is a shiva stick? From the other messages, I am assuming that it is paint in a tube? Judy in AZ
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08 Aug 2008 03:41 #23697

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I love to use Shiva Sticks. Things to remember: You have to remove the natural skin that forms over the tip. I use a piece of paper towel and just twist with a little pressure. Once used, you should let your work 'dry' for a couple of days, and then iron to set the colours. I iron on the right side, but with a parchment paper between the iron and the fabric.

Shiva Sticks are also great for stencilling on fabric. I cut my own stencils from freezer paper.

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07 Aug 2008 21:22 #23679

PDF is fabric that has been treated or prepared for dying. I've never used Shiva sticks, but you can never have too many supplies! :wink:
Sherry
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how do you use Shiva sticks? 07 Aug 2008 20:00 #23671

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I was thinking of using them to accentuate my landscape quilt fabrics. I wondered if they would be a good investment. I also am taking a painting class and maybe they would be fun at that course on painting landscapes on quilting fabric, that I'm taking this November. What does it mean to have PDF fabric? what does that mean? Thanks, Jan
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