Stitch Imagery: From Photo to Fabric Fun Download (Video Download)

Author and artist Kelli Perkins shows how to create fabric paintings from your own photos.
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Create whimsical fabric paintings from your own photos; no skill required. Turn a snapshot into a quick watercolor collage, then print it on fabric with Bubble Jet Set® and your inkjet printer.

Learn how to add interest with bleach discharge, ripped layers, stamping, and foiling. Pump up the juicy color with textile paints and oil pastels. Add the magic touch with free-motion thread sketching, and your stitched image is ready for use in quilts, purses, pillows or other mixed-media projects. No experience necessary!

  • Photo printed on plain paper
  • Pencil (or graphite stick) & eraser
  • Watercolor paper
  • Permanent marker
  • Book pages or ephemera
  • Glue stick
  • Watercolor paints, paintbrushes, water, & paint tray
  • Paper towels
  • Sewing machine with free-motion foot
  • Thread (black and various colors)
  • Scissors
  • Computer, photo-editing software, scanner, & inkjet printer
  • Bleached muslin
  • Bubble Jet Set® 2000
  • Flat container or bowl (to soak fabric)
  • Old towel
  • Iron
  • Freezer paper
  • Soap and water
  • Bleach pen
  • Textile paints
  • Oil pastels
  • Mica pigments & acrylic medium (optional)
  • Rubber stamps
  • Sta???zOn® stamp pad
  • Fusible web
  • Fabric foil
  • Release paper or Teflon® sheet
  • Fabric: background & backing (optional)
  • Batting (optional)
  • Embroidery floss & needle (optional)
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    SKU: EP1419

    Author/Speaker/Editor: Kelli Perkins

    Format: Standard Definition Video

    Customer Reviews

    Inspirational for all types of art. Review by Judith King

    This was an exciting video because the techniques that were demonstrated could be used in so many situations. I especially liked the way she turned a simple watercolor into a vibrant work of fun art. She demonstrated a number of ways to enhance the basic piece. She made it so clear that I felt that anyone could produce the same results with a little practice.

    (Posted on 6/7/11)

    Stitch Imagery: From Photo to Fabric Fun Download (Video Download) EP1419 Review by Adrian Kronberg

    I am so happy with this video! Kelli Perkins is a wonderful teacher. Each step in the process of making an adorable piece of art is clearly explained and shown in this video. And, you end up with two pieces of artwork that can be the basis for many more since you take a photo and save it to your PC. You scan your painted cloth and save it too, making future art work fast and easy to play with. She shows many easy paper and cloth techniques and uses vibrant color which delights the eye. There's collage, painting, stamping, free motion machine embroidery, foiling and great ideas for embellishing art work that has the hand of the artist built into it even though it starts out by using camera. I never tire of watching this video as it inspires me over and over again.

    (Posted on 2/14/11)