Making Faces: Beginning and Advanced Portraits (Video Download)

Create dramatic fabric portraits for your art quilts.
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Description
Learn several techniques to create dramatic fabric portraits for your art quilts. This workshop is suitable for both beginners and advanced quilters. Discover how to manipulate your photos with computer software to easily fashion portraits of your loved ones with fused appliqu??. Then learn how to use a photo to draw faces on fabric with colored pencils, pens, fabric paints, or inks. Extra bonus: basic lessons on how to draw faces freehand.

MATERIALS
    COLOR BLOCK PORTRAITS (BEGINNER)
  • Computer with photo editing software
  • Digital photo
  • Lite Steam-A-Seam 2® cut 3 pieces 81???2" x 11"
  • Rotary cutter, ruler, and cutting mat
  • Large scissors (optional)
  • Small scissors (essential)
  • Red gel pen
  • Silver (or white) gel pen
  • Four shades of fabric (light, medium light, medium dark, dark), each cut into 1 piece 8.5 inches x 11 inches
  • Iron & ironing board
    SURFACE DESIGN PORTRAITS (INTERMEDIATE)
  • Computer with photo editing software
  • Digital photo
  • Freezer paper, cut 8.5 inches x 11 inches
  • Light colored fabric, cut approximately 10 inches x 12 inches
  • Iron & ironing board
  • Light table
  • Pigma® Micron® 005 pen or a mechanical pencil
  • Choice of mediums: pen, pencil, pastels, crayon, paint, ink, thickened dye
    FREEHAND PORTRAITS (ADVANCED)
  • Photo
  • Drawing paper and drawing pencil
  • Light colored fabric, cut 8.5 inches x 11 inches
  • Light table
  • Pigma® Micron® 005 pen or a mechanical pencil
  • Choice of mediums: pen, pencil, pastels, crayon, paint, ink, thickened dye
    QUILTING YOUR PORTRAITS
  • Heavy, clear plastic (like tablecloth material from a sewing store or template plastic, transparency film, or a report cover)
  • Dry erase marker (or a Sharpie® with rubbing alcohol to remove lines later???test first)
  • Quilt top, sandwiched with batting and backing
  • Chalk pencil for marking quilt top
  • Fine thread (such as invisible thread, 100-weight silk, or 60-weight polyester)

SKU: EP1421

Author/Speaker/Editor: Maria Elkins

Format: Standard Definition Video

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SKU: EP1421

Author/Speaker/Editor: Maria Elkins

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Fabulous! Review by Nichole
Rating

I watched a segment on Quilting Arts with Maria, and I was so impressed with the portraits. This class did not disappoint. Everything a beginner needs & also plenty of challenge later as the technique is mastered! So glad I made this purchase!

(Posted on 4/10/2014)

(Posted on 4/10/2014)

Excellent Video Review by Cecilia
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I have rated this video five star because it covers everything a beginner needs to know and then some more, much much more.
Absolutely top value. Thank you for all the techniques and inspiration.
Very easy to understand, brilliant tutor. Thank you for bringing this service to us via downloads it is a very convenient way of taking a class. I am playing around with the techniques and hope to use some of them in the contemporary dolls I make.

(Posted on 1/24/2014)

(Posted on 1/24/2014)

Portaits made easy (or at least easier) Review by Asa

Step-by-step on how to make beautiful portraits. Easy to follow, lots of tips and really encouraging. My first attempt looks good so far. Money well spent! I would love to see a follow-up on how to quilt and finish your portraits!

(Posted on 7/16/2013)

(Posted on 7/16/2013)

Excellent video Review by Mary Pauza

Several techniques, all explained very well. I made a small 8 x 10 portrait quilt using instructions from this video and it turned out great!

(Posted on 6/10/2013)

(Posted on 6/10/2013)

Very informative video Review by Kyna Campbell

This video is jam packed full of ideas and techniques, catering to different levels of quilters. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand . The artistic work shared throughout the video really gets the creative juices flowing ! Im inspired ! Thank you for creating such a wonderful video.

(Posted on 7/20/2012)

(Posted on 7/20/2012)

Making Faces: Download Review by Helene Holwerda

Very well done video with lots of techniques and information. I intend to try all of the techniques.

(Posted on 1/23/2012)

(Posted on 1/23/2012)