FabMo distributions. I thought it would make an interesting surface to do some ShivaPaintStik experiments with. Consider this a bit of a tutorial on playing with PaintStiks.
So, I started out with ironed flat pieces of plain white pima cotton. I've found that you really want the fabric flat if you want the image you're trying to capture by rubbing to come out clearly. If you don't care, then go for the wrinkly look and see how it looks!
When you first use a paintstik you have to rub off the dried skin that forms on the exposed area, I just use a paper towel for this, twist gently and it peels off very easily. And keep those paper towels around, because you'll need them to wipe your fingertips off on as you keep working.
After several months of curing, the smell has finally gone away enough so that the fabrics are usable for me. I don't know if I'm extra sensitive to the smell of the paintstiks, but I have a hard time using fabrics I've done right away, especially if they are in a piece that I'm ironing a lot. Seems to release a lot of the carrier oil smell.
What do you think? Have you tried these Paintstiks yet?