Have you ever tried experimenting with Paintstiks? Do you know what they are? Shiva (that’s the brand in the US or Markal in the UK) are oil paints in a crayon form. They are made of wax, a small amount of low-acid linseed oil and pigment. When the paints are not in use, they form a thin film or skin that keeps them from drying up. Once the protective skin is removed, Paintstik colours are the consistency of a lipstick.
I love using Paintstiks on fabric. They can be used on almost any type of fabric including cotton, rayon, linen, silk and synthetic fibres.
The pieces below were developed during workshops and demos and they represent some of the techniques that I teach during the Paintstiks on Fabric workshop.
I have a few more pieces ready to be quilted that I will be posting at a later date. If you are interested in learning how to use Paintstiks, drop me a note as I’m getting an online class ready.
Thanks for reading. Keep creating,