Painting Textiles in Acrylic Ink
Intermediate | 1 hour 22 min
Artist, instructor, and textile enthusiast Missy Dunaway explores why we collect textiles, where they come from, and what can they teach us as artists, all through the medium of acrylic ink. In this class you’ll follow along in order to capture and recreate heirloom textiles of your own, using the examples of a quilt, a carpet, and a scarf. Missy's strategies of looking closely through painting can be applied to any textile with personal significance that you want to preserve and honor.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • FW brand acrylic ink - Missy uses the following colors: Indigo, Rowney Blue, Process Cyan, Turquoise, Dark Green, Light Green, Lemon Yellow, Indian Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Crimson, Scarlet or Flame Red, Process Magenta, Burnt Umber, and White
  • 22 x 30" sheet of 120 – 300lb Arches hot press watercolor paper
  • 22 x 30" sheet of 120 – 300lb Arches cold press watercolor paper
  • Kolinsky sable watercolor brushes size 1-16
  • Cotton rag 
  • Palette (optional)
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Ruler
  • B & J Masters brush cleaner
  • PDF of all images
Learn how to:
  • Plan for a painting with a sketch
  • Paint with acrylic ink
  • Replicate a textile in a painting
  • Layer acrylic ink

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to use acrylic inks to visually capture heirloom textiles
  • 10 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and PDF with reference photos
  • Step-by-step instructions by artist Missy Dunaway
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
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Celia Wilson
I love tHis class. Missy’s discussions about histories, stories and contexts were thought provoking. Helped me with my latest project.
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Diane Cummings
Great instruction - relaxed and understandable.
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Joanne Blanton
Everything about this fascinates me! This art is something you could get lost in! It's inspirational and I love the narration! I actually can't wait to try this.
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