Gelli Plate and wood fabric stamps

I purchased this Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate this past summer and have just got around to playing with it. If you’re not familiar with them, instead of making your gelatin plate as I did in this post, this plate is always ready for you to play. Here is what it looks like. I’m holding…

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Stupendous Stitching Class

I gave myself an early Christmas present – Stupendous Stitching, a class on Craftsy taught by Carol Ann Waugh. This wonderful present has possessed me occupied many of my waking hours for the last several days! This is what I’ve been doing. I’ve taken many online classes, but in this one I felt compelled to…

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Balzer Stencils: Herringbone and Wonky Circles

I mentioned before our trip that I received several of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. Here is how I used the Summer stencil. Here are a couple more of the stencils and what I did with them. The first up is Herringbone. What’s neat about stencils is you don’t have to…

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Experimenting with Digital Grounds

I love working with my photos. When I found out about Golden’s Digital Grounds I just couldn’t wait to experiment. The kind folks at Golden Paints sent me the three different Digital Grounds to play with: White, Clear, and for Non-porous Surfaces. Below is information from their website about each of the three products. Digital…

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Krylon Dual Paint – craft organizer/work shoes shelf

The kind folks at Krylon sent me several cans of their new paint, Dual, which is paint and primer. No need to prime anymore. Yeah! Since I’m trying to break out of my traditional mauves and teals, I thought true blue and mandarin would make a good pair for my two projects. In my continuing…

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Easy Image Transfer with Citrasolv

I’ve been itching to transfer some images for some time now. I came across some information about using Citrasolv, a natural cleaner and degreaser, and thought I’d try it. Citrasolv is sold at health food stores. I picked an old picture from my stash and printed it out on my laser printer. (Ink jet prints…

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Review: Havel Embroidery Scissors

I love tools – good tools. When I interviewed Terry White recently for my column, Telling Your Story, for our local Scripps Howard newspaper, as I was leaving she gave me a pair of these scissors. “Try these and see what you think,” she said. I thought that was sweet of her to give me…

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Craft Apps

No, I’ve not moved into the 21st century. However, I know that many of you have. I had no idea that there were craft apps available. So for all of my techies friends, I thought I’d see what apps might be out there to help you with your crafting. KNITTING DAILY One that has just…

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Playing with Simply Spray

The folks at Simply Spray sent me some of their Soft Fabric Paint to play with. Simply Spray comes in a variety of types of spray from stencil to upholstery paint. This is the one they recommend for apparel including tie-dying and home decor. I’m not big on tie-dying shirts, but love working with fabric…

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