Using today’s modern products, you can make you own painted quilts. Paint is easy, fast, and so much fun. If you don’t intend to ever dry clean your quilt, try oil paint sticks (Shiva brand is my favorite). Easy to use, paint sticks are shaped like over-sized crayons and have about the same consistency. Amazingly, they can replicate the look of air brushing without your having to invest in or bother with special equipment. Paint sticks applied to silk or cotton are simple and permanent and leave a very soft hand.
remove the self-healing protective coating of paint from the flat end of
your paint stick with an X-acto knife. For the sake of convenience, I
suggest you use a favorite purchased stencil. Use masking tape to hold
it in place and Post-It Notes to protect any areas you don’t want to
color. Rub your paint stick with a stencil brush then dab the brush onto
a paper towel to remove any excess paint. A light touch works best, and
you can always add another layer or two. Using firm, short strokes,
apply the paint in one direction. Start at the outer edges and work
inward. When you are satisfied, pull off your stencil.