Tana Mueller, designsbytana.com, has designed one of the most popular “Hot” techniques in the industry today. Participants at Tana’s certification workshop enjoyed 2 days of high energy, coloring FUN. We had a lot to smile about, whether perusing all the information provided in our class materials
0r browsing the amazing art show on display.
Tana and her talented, hard-working team taught over 40 students how to color with Crayola crayons and permanently blend them into the fabric fibers with an iron, a cotton swab and a Dremel tool. Our first “practice” piece was a Teddy Bear.
My project honours my brother, Michael Schmidt, a highly decorated Marine who is now guarding heaven’s gates.
In case you think “only artists or experienced crafters can do this”, keep in mind that I made my first complete project in class less than 4 days ago. Here is my first “Solo” project. Being an avid rubber stamper, I couldn’t wait to combine stamping with coloring on fabric. The image is a Stampendous “Filly” stamp, colored with Crayola crayons using Tana’s hot blend technique.
I left Tana’s class excited, exhausted, and exhilarated. I can’t wait to apply this new skill to my Zentangle quilting. I thoroughly enjoyed this learning experience and my brain is still building new neurons as I begin creating my own art samples in preparation for sharing this great technique with others in classes at Kinsey Quilts and Sewing World of Weatherford.