Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Crayons

This post was prompted by Norma at Silver Thimble Quilting http://silverthimblequilting.blogspot.com/ . Norma talked about crayoning and gives good starting points on how to proceed.

I thought you might like to see what I do with crayons and fabric. Do you have a denim shirt and want to dress it up a bit? Are you crafty and like to colour with crayons? This shirt was ho-hum until I added a strip of lighthouse blocks. I drew these scenes from photos and then had fun with crayons. I love my denim shirts and do different things with them. I'll post a few more at another time.

My shirt has been washed and dried so many times and the crayons have faded just a tad. The good point about this is, I can just take my crayons out again and touch up any scene.

My choice of fabric is actually poly/cotton. Experimentation with cotton and poly/cotton was interesting. The crayon wax actually adheres better with the poly/cotton. I found that cotton (perhaps it was just the brand that I used) didn’t hold the crayon wax and faded out very quickly after one wash.

I also colour my quilt labels as well with crayons. Crayola Crayons are the ones I use. Did I mention how much fun this is? It’s like being a kid again! :o)

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Norma said...

I love your shirt! It does look like you enjoyed yourself. I will make note that you had great success with the poly/cotton. Good to know.