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More Amazing Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

More Amazing Fabric Collections using Assemblage Hand-Dyeing

We're now over half-way through the 10-week Assemblage Hand-Dyeing Workshop, and judging by the photos that students are sharing, they are creating some amazingly beautiful fabric collections in all sorts of color combinations. These past few weeks we've been...

Finishing Pages and Preparing for the Hurricane

Finishing Pages and Preparing for the Hurricane

Today I'm very short on time due to getting things prepared for the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma this weekend in Florida. However I did manage to complete the last of the pages I need for the journal I'm currently putting together. Hopefully I can get the cover...

Image Transfers on Gel Plate Prints

Image Transfers on Gel Plate Prints

While I was making some gel plate prints yesterday to use as pages for my new journal, I had problems with several of the prints and no matter what I did they just wouldn't print the way I expected. Like this one. I didn't want to toss them out because the other side...

The Beginning of a New Journal

The Beginning of a New Journal

I really enjoyed making this little journal last week. It went together so quickly, particularly the pages which were so much fun to make using my gel plate. So today I made some more gel plate prints on cardstock to use for the pages. This time I'm going with neutral...

Chasing Butterflies

Chasing Butterflies

As with anything, the more you practice the better you get. I'm still trying to get that "perfect" butterfly photo, however with my new camera lens, I have to admit my photos are getting a little better. Plus getting out into nature is the perfect way to relax and...

Monoprinting with Golden Open Acrylics

Monoprinting with Golden Open Acrylics

After picking up some Golden Open Acrylic Paints yesterday while I was out shopping yesterday, I couldn't wait to try them out. Ordinary acrylic paint dries fairly quickly, but open acrylics are slow drying which means that you can take your time mixing and blending...

Time for an Artist Date

Time for an Artist Date

Ever since I read Julia Cameron's book The Artist's Way many years ago, I've always been a big fan of the Artist Date. This is a date that you make with yourself to do something fun and interesting, not necessarily creative, but it usually ends up being that way. One...

Gathering and Collecting

Gathering and Collecting

It's been another busy day with work but I made time to print a few more gel plate prints on fabric in greens and browns. These colors coordinate nicely with the other fabrics I gathered yesterday. I even managed to find a few skeins of thread that will work...

One Thing Leads to Another

One Thing Leads to Another

After making some gel plate prints on fabric yesterday, today I printed a few more fabric strips in contrasting colors. After I had made the prints, I realized that the colors reminded me of a photo I took last weekend, so I printed the photo onto fabric. It looks...

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...

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