Painting With InkTense Pencils and Blocks
with Doris Hulse
Date: April 21
Time: 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Where: Beach Art Center, Indian Rocks Beach
Cost: $115 Members
Painting with Pencils
In this half of the workshop we will be “painting” the center panel of this small quilt. Only there is no paint involved, it is all done with InkTense pencils and Aloe Vera gel. You will find this technique creates less mess, and is more forgiving. I will provide the base muslin with the pattern sketched out. I will show you how to create a background, build layers of color, blend colors and create highlights and shadows. I selected the mangos so you will have the opportunity to practice blending. Your finished panel can be mounted and framed or used as a quilt base for a wall hanging or on a tote bag.
Fabric with lines created with blocks
Playing with Blocks
In this half of the workshop, we will play. First, we will use InkTense blocks on white muslin to create backgrounds and lines. I will demonstrate how I develop those lines into a composition by seeing what the lines suggest, and enhancing with InkTense blocks and water. Then we will use the ice dyed and tray dyed fabric you bring. I will show you how to “find” patterns in the fabric that can be developed into a composition and further defined using the blocks. I will help each of you find the patterns and get started developing your design. I will share samples of my work to share what the finished process can look like.
Finished quilt – used the above fabric plus other fabric pieced in
Supplies to be provided by Instructor; included in class fee:
- Foam or chip paint brushes (to apply base)
- Scrubber brush (for detail)
- Pattern sketched on 9 x 12 muslin
- Small cup of aloe vera gel
Supply List (items you will need to bring):
- White fabric – 1-2 fat quarters
- Dyed fabric – Ice dyed or tray dyed 2-3 cut to fat quarter size
- Foam or chip paint brushes (to apply base for InkTense blocks)
- Small paint brush for detail
- Masking tape, or painters tape
- Spray bottle for water
- Paper towels
- Plastic gloves
- Apron or old shirt to cover good clothes
- InkTense pencils (whatever you may have)
NOTE: If you have a set of pencils, colors we will use include: Cherry or Poppy, Tangerine, Sun Yellow, Apple Green, Leaf Green, Charcoal Grey
InkTense Blocks (Whatever you may have)
I will provide an assortment of InkTense blocks and pencils as well as Aloe Vera gel you may use during the workshop. You do not need to invest in these items prior to the class if you do not already have them. I will also have extra gloves and brushes to share.
If you have questions regarding these supplies before the class, you may contact me, Doris Hulse at email@example.com. I will respond in a day or two at the most.
More examples of my artwork can be seen at https://www.gallerytextileartsaqafl.com/doris-hulse-artwork
Looking forward to some creative play!!!
Tray dyed fabric - Before
Same fabric – Finished results - After painting and quilting