By Angela Pingel
Follow the "Drunkard's Path" to curved piecing!
You'll detect an creation to curved piecing through one easy block--Drunkard's course. writer Angela Pingel demonstrates how this unmarried block will be prepare in a number of styles that glance totally various in each mix. Drunkard's course can create a sinuous stunning line like its namesake or curved motifs that shape teardrops, arabesques, flora, and different discrete shapes.
Dive deep into the fundamentals of curved piecing after which discover numerous tasks together with great quilts, child quilts, pillows, and a desk runner. locate inspiring new how you can use that previous favourite, Drunkard's course block, to create quilts that glance new and assorted. A Quilter's Mixology is the proper "next-step" e-book geared in the direction of intermediate quilters or quilters trying to find the following problem.
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Extra info for A Quilter's Mixology: Shaking Up Curved Piecing
The colors in this fun picture frame project can be customized to match your décor. Instead of stamping the design itself, you will carve the fern design away. The result is a lovely silhouette of the design that lets the base color of the frame show through. You could also carve a letter, a word, or the proﬁle of a loved one. The end result will surely impress—and did I mention that it’s easy? N 52 negative -space picture f rame Skill level 1 1 Using the template as inspiration, draw your Materials Basic carving materials (see page 10) Unfinished wood frame, 9 x 9 in/23 x 23 cm Fine -grain sandpaper Cloth Paintbrush Craft paint, a base color plus 1 color for stamping Paper plate Sponge dauber Acrylic sealer clear coat stamp design and carve your stamp as instructed on page 20.
It’s easier to make a color darker than it is to lighten it, so start with your lightest colors and add the darker shades to them until you obtain the color you desire. Ex t r a Hints For a more detailed description of how to mix diﬀerent colors, and a chart showing how to create diﬀerent shades, see “Creating Vibrant Colors” on page 24. Once you have placed your chosen ink colors, and possibly some ink retarder and/or ink extender (see page 17), on your printing plate, you can begin mixing. Start by scraping everything up with a putty knife, then smooth the ink back onto the inking plate.
4 Once your stamp is sufficiently coated with paint, pick it up and print onto your frame. Be careful not to let the stamp slide. Complete all of the stamping, re-inking the stamp between each print. Wash and dry the stamp, and set the frame aside to dry. 5 Once all the paint is completely dry, apply a clear coat of acrylic sealer to the frame, which will give it a nice smooth and durable surface. 6 When the acrylic finish is dry, insert your favorite picture, and admire the new piece of art that you have created!