Embellish Your Fabrics With Shiva Artist’s Paintstiks

Lazies, Look at the beautiful Wonder Wallet I found in the Cedar Canyon Textiles booth at Quilt Market last month in Houston.

Wonder Wallet, LGD211. Click image to enlarge.

The Challenge
Shelly Stokes, President of Cedar Canyon Textiles, challenged her small quilt group to make some goodies using her products and mine. Shelly sells the Shiva Artist’s Paintstiks, and all things needed to paint on fabric. This includes the Paintstiks (paint in the form of a crayon), rubbing plates, stencils, brushes and a great DVD. You can see all of this on her website here.

Shelly painted some beautiful Burmese silk fabrics and collected some Oliver Twist fiber bundles. Together with my patterns, these are the items Shelly’s group made for her.

Katy Bags. Click image to enlarge.

Here’s Shelly:
Joan, I took your patterns and an idea to my small quilt group, and they are ready to roll. I need to paint up a bunch of fabric for them. They loved the idea of a small challenge, especially something from simple patterns. Should be fun!

Runaround Bag, LGD111. Click image to enlarge.

I purchased a bunch of Burmese silk and will make up a batch of kits of fabrics that have paintstik rubbings as well as some Oliver Twist fiber bundles as they were excited about those. The ladies in the group agreed that they would make a simple item from one of your Lazy Girl patterns. We’ll see how the experiment turns out. – Shelly

Runaround Bag, LGD111. Click image to enlarge.

Perfect Pouches, LGD113. Click image to enlarge
for better detail, including the beaded zipper pull.

Katy Bags, LGD121. Click image to enlarge and see fabulous fiber detail.

Shelly Stokes in her booth at Market, surrounded by Lazy goodies.

I’d say the experiment was a success! I love the items Shelly’s group made.

What To Paint?
Fabrics that read as solids work the best. Embellish your fabircs, then heat set the paint if desired, and make something wonderful. Most things that can be decorated with stencils are good candidates for Paintstik fun. From ready-made apparel to home dec and accessories. I have a few simple scarves and wraps that have Paintstiks in their futures.

Getting Started With Fabric Painting
Consider one of the starter packs that Shelly offers as a gift to yourself or a friend this holiday season. Also, you can watch a short video on how to use these products over at the BeSewStylish blog here.

Lazy Girl Designs Patterns
See all of the designs shown on our website here.


[tags]fabric paint, embellish fabrics, stenciling, Cedar Canyon Textiles, Shelly Stokes[/tags]

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9 Responses to “Embellish Your Fabrics With Shiva Artist’s Paintstiks”

  1. Penny — November 26, 2007 @ 8:34 am

    OH my gosh what gorgeous bags. I bet that was fun to do, I think I will cyper shop on over there this morning! I really love the dangly beaded goodies! Great job ladies!

    Penny D in Chesapeake

  2. Jen Funk Weber — November 26, 2007 @ 11:22 am

    Hmmm…I’ve been wanting to paint my needlework fabric prior to stitching.

    Hmmm…Christmas is coming, too.

  3. monique — November 26, 2007 @ 1:00 pm

    Oooh… I love those runaround bags! I haven’t yet played with the Shiva sticks; it’s on my (incredibly long) to-do list 🙂

  4. anne trudel — November 26, 2007 @ 2:36 pm

    What great Christmas gifts these silk goodies will make for my two daughter in laws……I can’t wait to get started on the fabric Shiva painting,
    thank you for sharing….I will do the Lazy Girl Wonder Wallets first, then the matching Lazy Girl Bags. Perhaps I will even be able to make this for myself – a real holiday treat…

  5. Janet — November 26, 2007 @ 2:55 pm

    It looks like this woman is selling Lazy Girl Bags in her booth-is she? I had a woman ask me to make her some Chelsea Bags (for selling) which she fell in love with and I had to turn her down because I thought Joan forbade that.
    – – – – –
    Hi Janet,

    Thank you for your concern regarding our copyright policy. Shelly was using the samples in today’s blog post as a display in her booth at a trade show. Shelly was not selling items made from our designs.

    We do not permit items to be made from our designs and sold.


  6. Elaine Gentry — November 26, 2007 @ 9:53 pm

    Oh what gorgeous bags! My favs have to be the Katy bags with the covered button and stitching! Though the first Wonder Wallet with rust and gold is awesome! I happened to have bought a full set of those shiva irradescents and rubbing plates at festival this year. These are perfect small projects to work with Shivas. Beautiful work!!

  7. Regina — November 27, 2007 @ 2:52 pm

    Just as I was sending my “lazy in training” sisters the pic of the wonder wallet with the paintsticks, you come up with this blog post. Thanks for helping me to further inspire them! They have a stash of the sticks in the store from selling paper stenciling supplies, and now I think I have them dreaming in new directions with them. Now to get them some Lazy Girl patterns and we will be all set. Hmmm – wonder how much of the store Lazy Sister Sue and I can get them to convert over to fabric and patterns????

  8. Sandy — January 29, 2008 @ 12:38 am

    I would really like to know where to get the shells (charm/Button) that are on the runaround bag. I have been looking everywhere for those kind of shell for along time.

  9. MARY — October 12, 2008 @ 7:45 pm

    I HAVE PURCHASED SEVERAL OF THE PAINSTIKS AND RUBBING PLATES. I would like to do designs on ready made shirts but, have no idea and how to start. Are there any sites that have shirts as examples?