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.