New Portrait Quilt: Glow In The Dark

This is my latest portrait quilt. I made it at the same time I made the wall hanging in the last photo on this blog post. That quilt was a donation for the International Quilt Festival's Celebrity Silent Auction in November. As I write this blog Hurricane Harvey is dropping many inches of rain to the Houston and surrounding area and some people on social media are concerned the festival will be canceled. Cross our fingers! That quilt did not have a lot of bling but this one does because it is for me not a donation. I used the same fabrics but in this quilt I added a narrow inner border and made it larger. Scroll to the next photo and you will notice I reused the pattern I used in the Cherry wood Fabrics Van Gogh Challenge. I changed the mouth, the dress style and added the crazy flowing hair. I painted all four bright fabrics with Tulip Glow in the Dark Dimensional Fabric Paint. It dried soft to the touch and not real visible to the eye in normal lighting. I need to purchase a black light to get the full effect.

This is my latest portrait quilt. I made it at the same time I made the wall hanging in the last photo on this blog post. That quilt was a donation for the International Quilt Festival's Celebrity Silent Auction in November. As I write this blog Hurricane Harvey is dropping many inches of rain to the Houston and surrounding area and some people on social media are concerned the festival will be canceled. Cross our fingers! That quilt did not have a lot of bling but this one does because it is for me not a donation. I used the same fabrics but in this quilt I added a narrow inner border and made it larger. Scroll to the next photo and you will notice I reused the pattern I used in the Cherry wood Fabrics Van Gogh Challenge. I changed the mouth, the dress style and added the crazy flowing hair. I painted all four bright fabrics with Tulip Glow in the Dark Dimensional Fabric Paint. It dried soft to the touch and not real visible to the eye in normal lighting. I need to purchase a black light to get the full effect.

In both quilts I used three gradations of one color for the facial depth and highlighting. In the new "Glow in the Dark" version there was low contrast because I wanted it subtle to appear as if it was under a black light. IN "Vincentia" I was given the three blues as part of the challenge.

In both quilts I used three gradations of one color for the facial depth and highlighting. In the new "Glow in the Dark" version there was low contrast because I wanted it subtle to appear as if it was under a black light. IN "Vincentia" I was given the three blues as part of the challenge.

In the close up of the face I added neon loose glitter as eyeliner and a dab of purple glitter poster paint from The Dollar Tree on the eyelids. I used white fabric paint to define the mouth. it is not noticeable in this photo but I used three dark purple beans/sequins for a low contrast color earring and a dark purple rhinestone for a nose piercing. I used some blue glitter nail polish on a small scale to highlight the dark blue background. I quilted large swirly circles which happened thanks to my kitchen! I pulled a large round pizza pan, a large Tupperware lid and a dinner plate to mark the circles! One has to be creative!!

In the close up of the face I added neon loose glitter as eyeliner and a dab of purple glitter poster paint from The Dollar Tree on the eyelids. I used white fabric paint to define the mouth. it is not noticeable in this photo but I used three dark purple beans/sequins for a low contrast color earring and a dark purple rhinestone for a nose piercing. I used some blue glitter nail polish on a small scale to highlight the dark blue background. I quilted large swirly circles which happened thanks to my kitchen! I pulled a large round pizza pan, a large Tupperware lid and a dinner plate to mark the circles! One has to be creative!!

Here is the first quilt titled "Black Light" which I mailed it to Houston TX on Tuesday. I had no idea a hurricane would close the IQF offices on Friday and beyond and I pray that it is safety tucked away at the local post office and all people are safe.

Here is the first quilt titled "Black Light" which I mailed it to Houston TX on Tuesday. I had no idea a hurricane would close the IQF offices on Friday and beyond and I pray that it is safety tucked away at the local post office and all people are safe.

International Quilt Association Silent Auction Donation Quilt: Black Light

I am teaching again this November at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. They invited me to contribute to the International Quilt Association Celebrity Mini Quilt Silent Auction. I am delighted they asked me and enjoy seeing my work in the line-up with all the other teachers, award winning quilters and IQA board members.

The above photo is my inspiration for this quilt. It is the cover of the August sale flyer for an area beauty supply store and I thought it was awesome and worthy of a portrait quilt idea. There is a new color line in which the colors are very vivid under a black light. The color line is called Neon Electric by Pulp Riot. I really liked the purple-like skin tones and the bright brows, lips, hair and eye shadow contrasting greatly. And I liked the fakeness of green eye brows and the funky hair colors. As I was working in the colors they reminded me of the colors in the basic package of Lifesaver candy I used to eat as a child!!

The above photo is my inspiration for this quilt. It is the cover of the August sale flyer for an area beauty supply store and I thought it was awesome and worthy of a portrait quilt idea. There is a new color line in which the colors are very vivid under a black light. The color line is called Neon Electric by Pulp Riot. I really liked the purple-like skin tones and the bright brows, lips, hair and eye shadow contrasting greatly. And I liked the fakeness of green eye brows and the funky hair colors. As I was working in the colors they reminded me of the colors in the basic package of Lifesaver candy I used to eat as a child!!

I used this face pattern again to design this project. I changed the hair, clothes and eye shadow to be more winged in shape. I think it looks a lot different just changing up the colors.

I used this face pattern again to design this project. I changed the hair, clothes and eye shadow to be more winged in shape. I think it looks a lot different just changing up the colors.

This is a close up of the face. I purchases some fabric glow in the dark paint in four colors and brush stroked the paint in the matching colors. In the dark it wasn't terribly affective but oh well. For embellishments I stayed very simply because I thought the colorful fabrics were enough. I glued dark purple rhinestones to the ear lobes for earrings and a small purple rhinestone for a nose piercing. And last, a small bit of glitter poster paint on the mouth. I chose the size of 20" square just like the Cherrywood challenges because I like the size. Ta da! She is done. I am also in the middle of making a similar more complete version of this black light glow in the dark idea for myself which I will post when it is complete.

This is a close up of the face. I purchases some fabric glow in the dark paint in four colors and brush stroked the paint in the matching colors. In the dark it wasn't terribly affective but oh well. For embellishments I stayed very simply because I thought the colorful fabrics were enough. I glued dark purple rhinestones to the ear lobes for earrings and a small purple rhinestone for a nose piercing. And last, a small bit of glitter poster paint on the mouth. I chose the size of 20" square just like the Cherrywood challenges because I like the size. Ta da! She is done. I am also in the middle of making a similar more complete version of this black light glow in the dark idea for myself which I will post when it is complete.