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Designing with Photoshop: PhotoArt Quilt

Designing with Photoshop: PhotoArt Quilt

Photoshop is not only a great program for processing photos and creating PhotoArt, it's also quite useful as a design program. My design needs are fairly simple but I use Photoshop to easily create repeat patterns, to create templates for print'n'sew projects, and I...

A Page from my Art Journal: Silent Meditation

A Page from my Art Journal: Silent Meditation

Keeping an art journal has many advantages. It's a great way to express your thoughts and feelings using words and images, and also a great way to practice new art and mixed media techniques. Because the pages are small, you can often make a page in only a short...

How to turn mixed media textures into digital background textures

How to turn mixed media textures into digital background textures

Making mixed media textures using pastes, gels, and other textural elements is one of my favorite things to do. It's more like fun playtime than work. I use some of these textures in my mixed media artwork, but mostly I like to transform them into digital form and use...

Creative Cloth eBook Bundle: 4 eBook Tutorials for the Price of 3

Creative Cloth eBook Bundle: 4 eBook Tutorials for the Price of 3

Learn some of my favorite creative textile art techniques with this Creative Cloth eBook Bundle! This bundle includes 4 of my top-selling eBook Tutorials: Exploring Decorative Machine Stitches Exploring Fabric Paper Exploring Handmade Beads Repurposing Dryer Sheets...

Printing on Fabric for Textile and Quilt Artists

Printing on Fabric for Textile and Quilt Artists

Printing on fabric using an inkjet printer is one of my favorite ways to transfer images to fabric. It's easy, fun and best of all, you can print your own artwork onto fabric and then use in your sewing projects and textile art! It's quite easy to print images onto...

Adding Stitch and Dimensional Texture to Digital Art Cloth

Adding Stitch and Dimensional Texture to Digital Art Cloth

I've been working on a new piece of digital art cloth this week. I designed this PhotoArt image in Photoshop and then printed it onto fabric. I originally had planned to use the printed image in a fabric collage, but then decided to use it as a starting point for a...

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

Ways to use your Digital Photo Art: How to Make a Wrapped Canvas

One of my favorite ways to use my digital photo art is to print it onto fabric and make wall art by wrapping it onto a stretched canvas. Wrapping a canvas is really easy to do, and you can use cheap wrapped canvases found in the craft store, so it's also quite...

Hand embroidery thread – how to blend custom thread colors

Hand embroidery thread – how to blend custom thread colors

If you do a lot (or even a little) hand embroidery, over time you can accumulate quite a collection of embroidery floss and yarn. But doesn't it always seem that you simply never have the right color hand embroidery thread to finish off a sewing project? The color...

My new digital art quilt Wildflowers in the Mist

My new digital art quilt Wildflowers in the Mist

It's been quite a while since I made an art quilt, however I'm participating in an upcoming art exhibit to be displayed in the Deland City Hall (see more details at bottom of this post), so I took the opportunity to make this digital art quilt titled Wildfowers in the...

How to cut fabric applique shapes with the Silhouette Cameo

How to cut fabric applique shapes with the Silhouette Cameo

As I have previously mentioned, I got a new toy ... a Silhouette Cameo digital cutting machine. One of the reasons I bought the machine was so I could cut fabric applique shapes which the machine is supposed to do quite easily. Silhouette offer a fabric cutting blade...

The basic equipment needed to design and print your own fabric

The basic equipment needed to design and print your own fabric

Designing your own fabric is a fun and creative way to make unique fabric that you can use in your own sewing projects, or even sell. Although professional designers invest a lot of money in the software and equipment that they use to create their designs, to get...

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