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Poppy Photo Art Quilt – finally finished!

Poppy Photo Art Quilt – finally finished!

It took a little longer than I expected, but I've finally completed my "Poppy" photo art quilt! (Note to self - when you block a square quilt, do it right the first time.) The finished size is 30" square, and all the fabric for the top and binding of this art quilt...

Photoshop Tutorial: Quick fix for dark or underexposed photos

Photoshop Tutorial: Quick fix for dark or underexposed photos

Have you ever taken a photo where the flash didn't go off or you were too far away from the object and the photo turned out a little dark or underexposed? Here's a super quick fix. Note: This tutorial is presented using Photoshop CS6 however the steps should be the...

Printing on Fabric: “Poppy” Art Quilt – quilting progress

Printing on Fabric: “Poppy” Art Quilt – quilting progress

I've made a little more progress on my quilt... I decided to quilt the block backgrounds with a fun swirly quilting design. Normally when quilting you want to keep your quilting even over the entire quilt so everything lays flat, however by quilting densely only in...

Designing quilt blocks with photoshop

Designing quilt blocks with photoshop

As I mentioned last Friday, I'm in the process of making a new quilt using images printed on fabric. I originally made some photo art images which you can see here, but after printing some samples they didn't look as good on fabric as I thought they would. So I ended...

The challenges of working with Photoshop

The challenges of working with Photoshop

About a month ago I took the big step of upgrading my Photoshop Elements program to the full version of Photoshop in order to utilize the professional tools and features that it offers, and all I can say is ... whew, you really need to be mentally prepared for that...

Playing with Photoshop

Playing with Photoshop

The image. Kaleidoscope of the image. Kaleidoscope made from the kaleidsocope of the image. Patterns made from the image. Patterns made from the kaleidsocope of the image. I really have to stop this and go do some...

Printing on Fabric – Canvas Art: Remembering Summer

Printing on Fabric – Canvas Art: Remembering Summer

This last week I managed to get two new canvas art pieces finished using some new "photo art" designs printed on fabric and stitched to a stretched canvas. I really like this triptych and I plan to use this design in an art quilt very soon. I haven't made an art quilt...

Life Unfolding

Life Unfolding

Sometimes life unfolds slowly. It's good to slow down and...

Exploring mixed media

Exploring mixed media

The first month of this year has been crazy busy, but I finally found some time this week to catch up with some artful creativity. Exploring some photoshopping This image was manipulated in photoshop elements to enhance the figure of the statue and replace the...

More mixed media and photoshop

More mixed media and photoshop

This is another of the mixed media pieces that I've been working with this week. This one has a different texture to the previous mixed media piece I showed you which you can see here, and I used only one color to paint it. Again I've highlighted the texture so that...

Fun with mixed media and photoshop

Fun with mixed media and photoshop

Welcome to another week! I hope your weekend was as much fun as mine! This is how mine started - a table-top full of fun stuff just waiting to be played with. And this is one of the pieces that emerged - a beautiful textural mixed media collage background made using...

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