Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Designing and Cutting Stencils using the Silhouette Cameo

Not so many years ago, designing and cutting stencils was a time-consuming job. After sketching the design, or designing it in a software program and then printing it onto paper, you then had to transfer the design to a piece of stencil...
DIY Alcohol Inks

DIY Alcohol Inks

If you work with mixed media, 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 paper and...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
How to make rusted fabric using Wonder Under

How to make rusted fabric using Wonder Under

While I was in the process of making a new book cover, I started experimenting with making rusted fabric using wonder under fusible webbing which I’d painted. Because I’ve used painted wonder under before, I knew that it would...
Tutorial: Creative Ways to Use Angelina Fiber

Tutorial: Creative Ways to Use Angelina Fiber

One of the many perks of being a textile artist is that you get to play with all sorts of fun and creative products, and Angelina Fiber is definitely one of those fun products. If you’re not familiar with Angelina Fiber, it’s...
Fabric painting on silk – not so difficult

Fabric painting on silk – not so difficult

At first thought painting on silk fabric might seem a little challenging, but you can paint on silk fabric just as easily as you can paint on cotton fabric. And when creating painted texture, I love to use one of my favorite fabric paints...
Video Tutorial: Moldable Foam Stamps

Video Tutorial: Moldable Foam Stamps

I was playing around the other day doing some fabric stamping using moldable foam stamp blocks. If you’ve never used these types of stamping blocks before, they are fun and easy to use. But best of all they’re reusable so you...
Fabric Painting, Dyeing and Stamping

Fabric Painting, Dyeing and Stamping

For me, the best part about embellishing is using beautiful fabric with beautiful colors to work with and what better way to acquire beautifully colored fabric than to make it yourself by dyeing it, painting it or stamping it. If...
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