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Digital Design for Fabric: Repurpose and Reuse

Digital Design for Fabric: Repurpose and Reuse

One of the best things about creating your own PhotoArt, fabric designs and other types of digital imagery, is that the images can be reused in many different ways. With digital files, images can be resized larger or smaller and easily changed and manipulated. This...

Vintage Botanicals Printable Journal Kit

Vintage Botanicals Printable Journal Kit

New in the CreativeArt'n'Soul online store The Vintage Botanicals Printable Journal Kit is designed in vintage colors with botanical floral images and torn edges. The neutral color makes it perfect for incorporating into other types of vintage journals. Printable...

Vintage Botanicals – New Digital Paper Packs

Vintage Botanicals – New Digital Paper Packs

New in the Creative Art'n'Soul store! These Vintage Botanical Digital Paper Packs are perfect if you enjoy working with printable papers for paper crafting such as scrapbooking, journaling, mixed media, altered art, collage, and printable stationery. The Vintage...

Rambling Rose Printable Planners

Rambling Rose Printable Planners

If you love to use beautiful planners, you'll love the new Creative Art'n'Soul "Rambling Rose" printable planner collection which is now available here in my Etsy Store. This planner collection is undated so you can use it over and over again. Individual planner pages...

Injured Prints – what they are and what you can do with them

Injured Prints – what they are and what you can do with them

Have you ever printed an image onto fabric and have it turn out a little less than perfect? It happens to me more often than you'd think. But there's no need to throw those prints away - there are lots of creative ways to recycle and reuse them. I have several...

How to Make a “Creative Ideas”  Journal

How to Make a “Creative Ideas” Journal

Over the years one of the things that I've learned about being a creative business owner is that if you don't write things down, they are soon forgotten. This is particularly true when creative ideas arrive in a flash of inspiration because they often arrive at the...

Scrappy Garden Fabric Journal Cover

Scrappy Garden Fabric Journal Cover

This week I'm sharing a quick and easy fabric journal cover project. I was inspired to print one of the pages from the Scrappy Garden Printable Journal Kit onto fabric, to make a journal cover for a new journal that I'm making. I love the fun floral designs on the...

Scrappy Garden Printable Quote Pages

Scrappy Garden Printable Quote Pages

New in the CreativeArt'n'Soul online store The Scrappy Garden Printable Quote Pages are an add-on for the Scrappy Garden Printable Journal Kit. These printable quote pages are designed in fun floral designs with a grungy texture, and are sized to fit a 4.25″ x 8″...

DIY Tutorial: PhotoArt Zipper Pouch

DIY Tutorial: PhotoArt Zipper Pouch

I just love zippered pouches for so many reasons. They're quick and easy to make and can be made in any size and used for storing and organizing things large and small. Because they're so versatile and useful, zipper pouches are the perfect sewing project to make for...

Scrappy Garden Printable Journal Kit

Scrappy Garden Printable Journal Kit

New in the CreativeArt'n'Soul online store The Scrappy Garden Printable Journal Kit is designed in fun floral designs with a grungy texture. Printable journals kits can be used to make junk journals, or you could incorporate the pages into other journals. This kit can...

Vintage Lace & Roses Printable Journal Kit

Vintage Lace & Roses Printable Journal Kit

New in the CreativeArt'n'Soul online store The Vintage Lace & Roses Printable Journal Kit is designed with pink roses and white lace in soft vintage colors with a touch of grunge. Printable journals kits can be used to make junk journals, or you could incorporate the...

Learn to Create Beautiful PhotoArt

Learn to Create Beautiful PhotoArt

I've been using Photoshop and Photoshop Elements for almost 15 years to create digital art in one form or another, and over the years I've developed my own favorite techniques for creating beautiful PhotoArt. Now you can also learn my favorite techniques for making...

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...

Ancient Earth Mini-Journals – a quick tutorial

Ancient Earth Mini-Journals – a quick tutorial

I finally completed one of my Ancient Earth Mini-Journals that I started about a week ago. Because the pages are small, it went together very quickly. I named this particular journal "Meditations from the Heart" and attached some small stitched collages to the pages....

Journal Inspiration from Ancient Earth

Journal Inspiration from Ancient Earth

Inspiration comes in all sorts of different ways, and after dyeing some hand-dyed fabrics the other week, I was inspired to use the fabrics to make some small journals. In keeping with the theme of the fabric collection - Ancient Earth - I used the fabrics together...

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

Words to Remember: A Stitched Mixed Media Art Journal

It's taken a while but I've finally found the time to finish assembling my quotation journal which I began several months ago. This stitched mixed-media journal features my favorite quotations all bound up together in a beautiful overstuffed journal which I had to tie...

DIY Alcohol Inks

DIY Alcohol Inks

If you work with mixed media or love to make pages in your art journal, then you'll know that alcohol inks are perfect for staining and adding transparent color. I generally use them with stencils and also for adding aged effects and subtle shading effects to both...

The Nature of Things: a Stitched Mixed Media Journal Workshop

The Nature of Things: a Stitched Mixed Media Journal Workshop

I'm always so excited to release a new online workshop sharing fresh and creative techniques for working with fabric and thread, and this stitched mixed media journal workshop is probably one of my favorites. Since I began making stitched mixed media journals earlier...

Fabric dyeing using Jacquard Color Magnet

Fabric dyeing using Jacquard Color Magnet

I currently teach several hand-dyeing workshops using techniques that I've developed over many years, but I'm always looking for new and fun ways to work with fabric and dyes. Jacquard's Color Magnet is definitely one of those fun products. Color Magnet is a paste...

Beautiful Hand-Dyed Fabrics in the Colors of Nature

Beautiful Hand-Dyed Fabrics in the Colors of Nature

The next best thing to teaching others how to hand-dye fabrics and fibers, is seeing the results of their efforts, and the fabric collections which are being produced during the current session of my Fragments of Nature Workshop are simply beyond beautiful. It's easy...

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