Wednesday, March 18, 2015
STAYING INSIDE THE LINES...
Probably a year ago now I purchased a panel called Therapy In Session. I fell in love with this panel... mostly because quilting IS what keeps me sane; and secondly because I wanted the opportunity to try "coloring" a black and white panel before turning it into a quilted wall hanging. For Christmas, my Dear Aunt bought me a set of Prismacolor Pencils. I have been "dying" to begin work on what I hope will be a bright, HAPPY reminder that quilting IS my therapy AND my relaxation! No fretting over perfect points allowed!
Today the stars aligned perfectly and I have a small chunk of free time and barely any tremor. Wowsers, my hands are STEADY! Yesterday, however, was a completely different story and even my normally flowing signature was stunted and jerky. Pffft...annoying! But...I digress.
Seizing the opportunity I pulled out the panel and pencils, It's the PERFECT time to attempt a little coloring within the lines. These pencils (unlike others I have had in the past) are wonderfully smooth flowing over the fabric and the colors luscious without having to press hard. Following a tutorial by Jenny of Elefantz, I attempted to color in a "circular motion" to tint all sides of the threads.
With a little "touch up" here and there my coverage is fairly uniform. I understand from Jenny's tutorial that the colors will become richer once they are heat set. I can't wait to see the final product! But, wait I will. This is a "long term" project saved for the occasional days of "perfect celestial alignment" when I can stay inside the lines. I think I'll color a few more areas before I head downstairs to figure out something for dinner tonight. Sigh... Who knew a childhood pastime could still be so much fun?!!