Making Waves

I’m making waves on fabric, with Caran d’Ache Neocolor ll wax pastels that is! I use these wax pastels a lot and really like what can be created with them.

I was using them to make landscape background elements but I wasn’t using them alone… under my fabric I placed a piece of very course sand paper. As I was working it occurred to me this technique could work for frothy waves!

So I played around, liked the results, and published a very short demo video –

After the video I made a couple more pieces. These are tiny (4″ x 5″) but I’m sure the same technique could be used on a larger scale. The wax does require heat setting, and depending on the amount of wax rubbed onto the fabric, may still rub off.
Caran d’Ache does/did make a fixative (most likely not intended for wax pastels used on fabric), but it is pricey, due in part to extra shipping as it is considered hazardous.

On the piece below I gently foam brushed a little regular gel medium over it. It did smear/blend the pastel a bit as I brushed and lightened the intensity of the white but I’m okay with that. Once dry it did work and the pastel no longer smeared. I think a little hand stitching to add white highlights would work but it may leave holes if machine stitched.

This one is wrapped around a small panel canvas. I think set on a little picture stand/easel it could be a neat display for someone who love the beach! Shells, charms, or beads would be nice additions too. As usual – endless ideas!

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New Painting Fabric Leaves Class

Just a quick post to say… I’m excited to announce that I’ll be teaching at Visions Art Museum in June!

When Autumn Leaves Start to Fall: Hand painted Leaves with Ann Scott Monday June 24, 2019 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Location: Visions Art Museum 2825 Dewey Road, Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92106
$35 VAM members$50 nonmembersplus $5 Class Kit payable to Instructor
Fall into some fun by making unique fabric leaves that can add a special touch to many projects. Students will learn to “paint” leaves on fabric using wax pastels, water, and a round artist brush. They’ll learn about the wax pastels; their properties and characteristics. Supply list available upon registration.
Registration open now!
For more information or to register, call the Museum! (619) 546 – 4872


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Painting Mottled Fabric Video

I’ve come up with a new technique and posted a video for a fun hand painted fabric using Terial Magic, the spray stabilizer I’ve written about in the past.

I like to have a variety of different painted fabrics to use (don’t we all!) as backgrounds for stamping, stenciling, embroidery, and/or machine stitching or just patchwork. I’m looking forward to painting more and using these mottled pieces!

If you are interested and get a chance to watch the video, I appreciate it! Thumbs up on the video and questions are always welcome.

I’m working on all kinds of things getting ready for the San Diego Quilt Show (I’m Lead for the Quilt Sales booth again), but I’ll be posting more videos as I can.

Thanks for stopping by!

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