Inspiration and Mental Process

Since I’ve been a bit under the weather, and not feeling like actual creating anything, I’ve spent quite a bit of time between napping and watching TV, thinking about this new piece. Inspiration, the mental process, and what actually ends up, is really pretty interesting.

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Cheesecloth Skins with Stencils

I made cheesecloth word skins awhile back. You can see that post here.¬† This time I wanted to see what they would look like with stencils, instead of just writing. I also wanted to try three different paints: Sharpie Markers, Profab fabric paints, and Arteza craft paints. I had used the markers on the previous…

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Playing with Transparent Extender

Today I’m talking about transparent extender for textile paints. I’m using it in this project to paint the background of the fabric.

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Printing with Wool Wood

When I received my new irises in July they were packaged with Natural Wood Excelsior, or what is also called wool wood. I took it out of the box and put it on my dye table. I knew I had to try printing with it sometime in the future. Well, the future was last week.…

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Printing with crushed pine cones

Last fall when Dave and I took our walks in the neighborhood, I saw so many crushed pine cones on the ground. Of course, I thought they may make great marks on fabric. Today I wanted to show you what I came up with when I used them. Here is the video of my process.…

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Dye-Na-Flow: Sun or Not

I decided to do a little experiment. I wanted to know what the difference would be to allow the sun to dry the paint via sun printing, as opposed to just painting the fabric with Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow, and letting it sit and dry. You know I’m always up for experiments!

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More Sun Printing 2021

It continues to be hot and humid, so I got out and did some more sun printing. In this post I wanted to show you that you don’t have to use leaves or other botanicals or even stencils to sun print. If you aren’t familiar with sun printing, check out this previous tutorial. I’m using…

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Making Embellishments

After taking the Scroll Stories class I wrote about on my last blog post, I’ve decided to continue making embellishments.

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