Color, Texture, Base Materials


Color, Texture, Base Materials

Discussion of any and all techniques for adding color and texture to any and all base materials.

Members: 74
Latest Activity: Mar 12

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Fabric paper

Started by Donna. Last reply by Susan Adamek May 23, 2011. 11 Replies

Collaged lace

Started by Donna. Last reply by Susan Adamek May 22, 2011. 8 Replies

Words on fabric

Started by Donna. Last reply by Susan Adamek Dec 13, 2009. 7 Replies

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Comment by Robbin Neff on May 19, 2012 at 3:20pm

Is this group active?


Comment by Robbin Neff on May 16, 2012 at 1:08pm


This is brown paper bag, wadded, rewadded, and rewadded several times over.  Then it has wax pencil (my collection is Prismacolor) to add the words, and other marks.  Acrylic was added in drybrush, and copper acrylic added last.  Some of the original sketch book skin shows.  It resembles orange skin in texture.  Hope this helps the question about crayons.  It works the same on fabric, but the tighter the weave, more stabilized (even temporarily), adds to the ability to get the wax into the piece.  Most of these are not wash proof.  However, I have always used the same pencils for marking quilting, and drawing patterns on fabric.


So sorry to have sent the email to all.  I am learning the site, and won't do it again.

Comment by michelle ro on May 12, 2012 at 6:53pm

Has anyone tried melting crayons onto paper? They say you can sew on it. Would appreciate any information

Comment by vicki miller on March 22, 2011 at 9:13am

this week's technique is using pastels, which I find much easier to use


Comment by vicki miller on March 15, 2011 at 6:17am

This week's technique is using crayon on fabric.


Comment by Darlene Bayley on March 9, 2011 at 11:24am
Thanks for the great demos!! I have played with some of these techniques too, but it's so nice to get a fresh look at everything.
Comment by Susan R. Sorrell on March 8, 2011 at 11:58am
Vicki!! What great demos! You should teach online classes. :)
Comment by vicki miller on March 8, 2011 at 8:53am

Hi I have just joined the group, and have been blogging for only a little while.  I am looking forward to learning from all of you.

I have just posted on painting fusible web for texture, you can find it at

Also, there are two thers in past weeks on fusing plastics

and  making fibre film


I am all about playing and experimenting to see what you can uncover and it seems like you guys are too!


Comment by marisa garcia on September 6, 2010 at 7:11pm
Hi I just joined the group, I am a beginner and I think that I will learn with all of you. I love all about fabrics, papers, digital art , at this moment I will try the transfer with contac paper. I feel happy because I found this group...all the things that I love are fantastic
Comment by Darlene Bayley on September 5, 2010 at 11:21am
I am really using so many different embellishment methods and fibres now - this group sounds just about right!!! My wallhangings are taking a severe turn away from "quilted" pieces and into mixed media works. Love it!

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