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How to make textural “Fabric Paper”

How to make textural “Fabric Paper”

There are lots of different ways to make fabric paper depending on what you are wanting to use it for. I generally make fabric paper in order to create interesting and unique surface texture that can then be used in mixed media projects, or as a base fabric for adding...

My Summer journal + a quick Photoshop texture tutorial

My Summer journal + a quick Photoshop texture tutorial

I'm still working on my stitched summer journal. This week was particularly busy so I've only managed a few stitches here and there, but I did get the PhotoArt image for the cover designed and printed onto fabric ready for stitching. I really love the way this...

Stitched Journal of Summer Memories

Stitched Journal of Summer Memories

I started sewing when I was about 6 years old, and way back then I loved nothing more than to sew "little" things. A stitch here, a stitch there, small pieces of fabric scraps being stitched together to make ... well nothing really. It was just such a joyful thing to...

Stitched textiles with a little wabi sabi on the side

Stitched textiles with a little wabi sabi on the side

Here in Central Florida Hurricane Matthew is now a thing of the past and life is getting back to normal. Although we were fortunate to suffer only minimal damage, it does take a few days to destress from a force of nature such as a hurricane, so I have to admit I'm...

Work in Progress: Watercolor Print on Fabric

Work in Progress: Watercolor Print on Fabric

Now that my PhotoArt & Texture Club is up and running and I have a little more time on my hands, I can finally get back to creating some art. I'm a little excited about this first technique that I'm teaching in the club which is a watercolor sketch technique, so I...

How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off

How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off

Beading on fabric is one of my favorite fabric embellishment techniques, although I have to admit I'm a little addicted to it. I love to bead all sorts of different types of textile art, and sewing projects. I sometimes like to sew beads on individually ... ... and...

A Page from my Art Journal: Making Moments Count

A Page from my Art Journal: Making Moments Count

Making moments count. That's what life's all about really, isn't it? Days, months, years go by so quickly, and although it's easy to remember the big special moments, the little ones get lost in the passing of time. Yet, very often it's the small moments that hold...

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...

Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt

Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt

Although I love to make textile and fabric art using my PhotoArt images printed onto fabric, one of my favorite ways to use my digital designs is for a more practical application - to create unique bags and purses. Which is one of the reasons I love bags with flaps....

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...

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