Watercolor Dreams

During the last trip to work on mom’s house, I found this.  In a closet.  Upstairs.  With no other art supplies anywhere near it.


Did you notice the price?  What decade do you think its from?

Two days later, I bought these.


I almost bought the pencils instead, but crayons I understand.  I colored a lot as a child.  I had great big boxes of crayons.  I still have them.  You know, they don’t make some of the colors they made back in the ‘60s anymore.  I still use those colors in my art quilts and enjoy every minute of it.

As much as I appreciate the watercolor pad, I just have to use those crayons on fabric.  I did some research and learned I needed fabric medium if I wanted the color to hold, especially if the fabric is washed.

That led me on a search for this.


I’m not a big Martha Stewart fan, but this was the only brand Michael’s carried.  They also had a huge selection of her paints, and I eyed them since I can’t find fabric paint locally anymore.  The saleswoman raved about the quality, but that’s an experiment for another day.

During my research I saw that quilters were using watercolor crayons on fabric five years ago.  Five years!  How in the world did I miss that?  It just goes to show that there’s nothing really new out there, just our own unique spin on what’s already there.

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2 Responses to Watercolor Dreams

  1. ruthlane says:

    I look forward to seeing your experiments with the watercolor crayons. I really like mine. I use Jo Sonya liquid fabric medium on mine usually if I use it on fabric. Lots of times, I just use them on paper.

  2. Wendee says:

    Sounds like lots of fun! I love watercolor crayons, but never thought to use them on fabric. Looking forward to your experiments! 🙂

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