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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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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Making Roving Fabric

Been playing a bit. When I cleaned up my studio I found some wool roving that I’ve not used in awhile. I thought it might be fun to try to make some roving fabric. This process is just like when I made the Scrappy Fabric awhile back in this post. However, this time instead of…

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Stages of the Art Process

My newest art piece, Buttoned Up & Hanging On, has been accepted in the Art Council of Southwestern Indiana Art Noir 2022 show. I’m pretty excited because even though my art was in several shows last year, this is the first juried show! That means it was accepted, while some others weren’t. I thought it…

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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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