Number of Lessons: 3
Price: US$ 31.00
Tutor: Michele Scott
On Demand: Start anytime
Using Sétacolor paint from Pebeo, Michele will teach you to create beautiful watercolor-style mountain scenes and landscapes. No painting experience necessary! Create your painted impression using your own imagination or from a picture you took on vacation. See the wonderful effects this paint can create in two easy lessons! In Lesson Three you will take that painting and embellish it, bringing out the detail in your scene. You will unleash your creativity using a variety of decorative threads that add depth and character to your work. Michele has many examples so you can see how to use the wide array of threads available in today's market. Level: beginner for painting, some experience using specialty threads.
White 100% Cotton. It is extremely important that you get finely woven cotton. Regular muslins will make the paint seep because of the loosely woven fibers. I prefer to use White Pimatex Cotton from Kaufman. You can also use any fabric that has the letters "PFD" after it (prepared for dyeing). One landscape takes 1 1/2 yards at the most (including border), but you may want as much as 5 yards for any happy accidents. Michele has this on her Web site.
You will also want 2-3 yards of the white Pimatex to practice all the techniques in Lesson One.
If you cannot find the 10 pack and want to buy the individual containers, these are the colors in the 10 pack: Black Lake; Oriental Red; Cardinal Red; Bright Orange; Vermillion; Lemon Yellow; Parma Violet; Ultramarine Blue; Cobalt Blue; Emerald Green.
If you have the opportunity, I like to add these to the mix: Buttercup Yellow; Velvet Brown; Red Ochre; Moss Green.
Cover either with white contact paper. It is also a good idea to have a plastic drop cloth if you are doing this inside.
Backing and batting the size of finished piece
Assortment of threads, yarns, to decorate the piece. We will not be doing this until Lesson Three, so you can wait to see the painted piece before deciding how you want to embellish it.
You can order threads from www.artfabrik.com.
If you think you might want to appliqué something to the foreground (like the reeds) make sure you have some sort of stabilizer (I use Sulky Tear Easy)
Many of the other items are available from Michele on her site: www.piecefulquilter.com