The Pokeberry Quilt

The Pokeberry Quilt

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Walnut crystals

Libby has been using the walnut crystals on one of her quilts to age it, I had the info about it and this quilt, Kentucky Sun, but way back on my previous blogs and without the fabric so I thought I better bring it uptodate since she linked back to me. I bought my crystals in a powder form, I had orginially heard about it too on a punchneedle group that
used it to age their projects. With the crystals you can dissolve as much as you want for a darker, aged look. Plus you can dip your fabric pieces.
The picture of the fabric is not aged, and then this quilt was painted with the crystal solution. It is not permanent unless it's baked, the lady I bought it from uses it on antique dolls and paper, but be careful if you decide to bake it.

6 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous quilt, and what a difference those walnut crystals make. Gotta get some of those!! :D

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  2. Thanks for sharing your tips on walnut crystals. I totally forgot about being able to bake. I haven't tried that with fabric, but I have baked manilla tags that have been painted with a coffee/tea/starch/vanilla solution. Good results and makes the house smell delightful *s*

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  3. Very interesting information Nancy! I wonder if warm brown dye very diluted would work too?

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  4. Nancy, I forgot about Kentucky Sun, you just have the best quilts! I love it! And one of these days I"m going to pick up some walnut crystals!

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  5. Nancy,

    just found your blog the other day and I love it...inspired me to start one of my own...

    Your Kentucky Sun is a beautiful piece...

    thanks for sharing all your works with the rest of us!

    Kelley

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  6. I don't really like makinf my fabrics look aged, but over here people dip their fabrics, or soak them in cold tea.

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