Okay, I bit the bullet and purchased the SkitchADay class from the GourmetQuilter. At first, I was wondering if I'd bit off more than I could chew on this one... but I'm thinking it might just be doable -- even if I don't make the quilt in fabric right away, I can create the 'skitches' in paper.
Every week a series of 7 applique sketches are sent your way. I decided to do the cutting with the eclips and eCal software -- so I changed the sketches into pngs using PhotoShop and imported the images into eCal3. Perfect cuts!
Rather than searching for the perfect paper for each of the appliques, I decided to make my own. For week 1 I chose to use the eBrush and some Tombow markers and a black ultrafine Sharpie for the stitching lines.
Here are three of the images for week 1. I have to tell you it was definitely a relaxing evening of coloring! I'm thinking some gelli prints would also be fun to incorporate into this -- but for right now, I'm loving the way the eBrush is bringing my "fabric" designs to life!
Background cardstock (I'm using some parchment paper from Office Depot/Office Max)
SkitchADay quilt class (week 1)
photo editing program (PhotoShop Elements)
eBrush and adapter for the markers you'll use (TB adapter and Tombow Dual Brush Markers
Small spray bottle with water to mottle colors on the "fabric" if desired.
Cut your background pieces as described in the instructions.
Prepare your images -- make sure they are in png format with a transparent background. eCal2 and eCal3 will automatically add a cut line around the outer edge of each of the images without having to trace the image.
Cut using the eclips. This was so easy! I was able to get 6 of the 7 images on to one 8.5 x 11 sheet of white cardstock.
Set up your eBrush, adapter and markers. This was fun and I enjoyed coloring in my images and putting them together and then "appliqueing" them to the background.
Hoping to have them ready for display very soon...however in the meantime, I'm ready to cut and color a few more!