These are the water soluble oil pastels I use. Made by Crayola ( yes the crayon people ). Inexpensive and available in different sized sets. Not as easy to use on fabric as fabric paints or the Inktense pencils. These need to be heat set and will sometimes still bleed out even after setting. I would only use these on work that will never see a washer! My favorite way of using these is to cover a small piece of waste fabric with color and then dip the color filled fabric into water and smoosh,stipple and otherwise work it into the piece I am working on. Kind of like using a sponge for printing - stamping work. Not to mention the 'waste' fabric is a wonderful work in and of itself! I also use these to highlight or shade an area of a work. You can use the pastel as is or by dabbing a stiff brush with the pastel. I do both. These will also work wonderfully well for rubbing on fabric over a textured surface like I did with this leaf.
Now for the answers to the frequent emailed questions I have gotten lately.
1. Do you draw the designs yourself or use copy right free ones?
Answer - The work is all mine. From design concept to finished piece. I usually draw out the work and go from there.
2. Is that hand embroidery or machine embroidery?
Answer- Hand embroidery. I love the slow process of working on a piece. It feels very intimate to me and I am sure that is why it is so hard to part with them once done.
3.Are any of these for sale and if so where?
Answer - I don't actively sell them but have considered it from time to time. I suppose the best answer to this one is to e mail me about a piece. I have sold some in the past this way .
If you have any other questions please feel free to e-mail me or comment here.As always I am very grateful to all who pop in to see whats up!!