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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

I decided to print one of my watercolor sketch PhotoArt images onto fabric to see how it would turn out. Well watercolor on fabric never looked so good and all without the mess! It's a beautiful result and the image printed out better than I expected. I used some...

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...

Easy Selective Coloring Effect using Photoshop

Easy Selective Coloring Effect using Photoshop

Isolating colors in your photos can be used to add a pop of color to areas of a photo that you want to emphasize. By turning part of the photo into a black and white image, the colored portion stands out in contrast. This is a quick and easy technique to achieve using...

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...

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...

Photoshop Elements Tutorial: Changing Colors

Photoshop Elements Tutorial: Changing Colors

I don't think you can improve on the colors of nature, but if you really wanted to ... well it's quite easy. I often marvel at the beautiful colors of some of the photos I see and it's extraordinarily easy to change those colors in Photoshop and Photoshop Elements -...

From PhotoArt to PhotoArt Paintings

From PhotoArt to PhotoArt Paintings

As I was beginning work on a new photo art project the other day, I was looking around for a Photoshop technique that would allow me to "hand paint" part of my photo. Photoshop is not really designed to be a painting program and although I did find several tutorials...

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...

Printing on Fabric for Textile and Quilt Artists

Printing on Fabric for Textile and Quilt Artists

Printing on fabric using an inkjet printer is one of my favorite ways to transfer images to fabric. It's easy, fun and best of all, you can print your own artwork onto fabric and then use in your sewing projects and textile art! It's quite easy to print images onto...

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