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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Tone on Tone Stenciling

Every October a bunch of artists online participate in Printinktober. It’s all about printing on fabric or paper every day. I participated in 2019 (here is the first of several blog posts). I wanted to participate this year, but I’m getting a late start. This first tutorial is tone-on-tone stenciling. Angie Knowles, a wonderful textile…

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Too Many Interests!

You know what my problem is? Too many interests! Before I go into that, I have received so many wonderful comments about my classes. I appreciate your kind words. Several people thought I was going to quit blogging, or doing any art. No, I was just shutting down my classroom. I’ll still be here. However,…

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Playing with Glue Gun Stencils

If you have a glue gun, and you like to use it, you can make some really neat stencils. Today I’ll show you a couple of mine, and how I worked with them. Let’s get started. You will need a glue gun, parchment paper, and an idea! Once the glue is dry it will just…

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How to: Using Blending Brushes

I love trying new things, and today’s post is all about this new tool, a blending brush. When Lisa Dodson mentioned these blending brushes, I just had to try them out. I found these on Amazon. They are made to be used with stamp pads on paper. You can find tutorials on You Tube about…

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How to: Rice Flour Resist

I’ve been working on a talk for the Indiana SAQA group on resists. I had it all finished, and then I ran across an article about rice flour which I’ve never tried, so I had to stop and play.

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Using stencils with stitching

If you are like me, you have lots of stencils. I use stencils with my fabric, but not as much as I want to so I’ve been again trying to think of ways to create with them. I discovered they make wonderful background designs.

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