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Gel Plate Prints on Fabric

Gel Plate Prints on Fabric

Today I decided to attack this pile of fabric which I intend to transform over time into gel plate prints. You can see how all this started here. I grabbed several pieces of fabric that were completely uninspiring in color ... ... and made a print using one of the...

Collecting Memories

Collecting Memories

Today was one of those busy days that doesn't leave a whole lot of time for doing too much creative work, so 10 minutes was all I could find. I often use days like this to gather, collect and prepare for little sewing projects I'd like to get started because it...

More Macro Photography

More Macro Photography

Today I spent a few hours out and about taking more photos with my new camera lens. You can also see more photos here. Creating a Daily Artistic Practice: Day Eleven You can track my progress here If you'd like to join me in creating your own daily artistic practice,...

Digital Journaling Cards

Digital Journaling Cards

Before I assembled the journal I recently made, I scanned the gel plate prints and saved them as digital files. Today I used the files to make some digital journaling cards in Photoshop and printed them out onto cardstock. These cards are perfect for writing notes and...

The Daily Artistic Practice Journal

The Daily Artistic Practice Journal

The little journal that I've been working on these past few days is now completed. The cover and pages were made using paper and fabric gel plate prints that I've been making during the past week. You can see how I progressed here. I also made a small fabric collage...

What You Seek is Seeking You

What You Seek is Seeking You

I always find it helpful to review my progress when I set a goal. It allows me to gauge if I'm on track and make any adjustments if I need to. As I look back at the last seven days of my 30 day challenge to develop a Daily Artistic Practice, I can see that I've...

Gel Plate Prints on Paper and Fabric

Gel Plate Prints on Paper and Fabric

Continuing on from yesterday I finished making my gel plate prints on cardstock. Now that they are all done, I'm going to use them to make a small journal. I also managed to get some great prints on fabric. I'm going to use this for the cover of my journal. Check back...

Making Prints using a Gel Plate

Making Prints using a Gel Plate

After several days of making stencils and stamps, I finally made some time to try them out with my new Gel Press printing plate. I have a large gel plate which is 12" square. However just because you have a large plate, doesn't mean you have to use the complete...

Amazing Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

Amazing Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

We're about mid-way through the Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Workshop and after several weeks of color study and play, students are finally getting to use all that knowledge to create their fabric collections. I'm so excited to share some photos of their beautiful hand-dyed...

DIY Glue Gun Stencils

DIY Glue Gun Stencils

I enjoy making my own stamps and stencils, particularly using my Silhouette Cameo, but I also enjoy making glue gun stencils, which are about as quick and easy as you can get. To make glue gun stencils, all you need is a glue gun, a teflon craft sheet, and a design....

Cutting Stamps using the Silhouette Cameo

Cutting Stamps using the Silhouette Cameo

I cut several stencils the other day using my Silhouette Cameo, and today I bound the edges with some duck tape. Adding duck tape around the edges makes it easy to both see and handle the stencils, particularly as they are made out of transparent Grafix Dura-Lar...

Up Close and Personal with Macro Photography

Up Close and Personal with Macro Photography

My new camera lens arrived yesterday and I couldn't wait to try it out so on Saturday I spent a couple of hours learning how to use it and then I took a few photos around the back yard. This lens is a Tamron AF 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6 Di LD with a Macro feature designed to...

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