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How to make photoshop textures – quick and easy

How to make photoshop textures – quick and easy

Photoshop textures are something you can never have enough of. It doesn't matter how many I have, very often I just never seem to have the right texture in the right color so I'm always on the look out for ways to create custom photoshop textures - quickly and easily...

From Photo Art to Art Quilt

From Photo Art to Art Quilt

Today I'm working on a small art quilt using one of my photo art prints. I haven't made many art quilts in recent years as I've been working mostly with mixed media, but this year I hope to make more. And it's nice to know I haven't quite lost my touch as this art...

Canvas Art – Coneflower

Canvas Art – Coneflower

I finally finished the small canvas art textile I began work on the other day and I love the way it turned out. And I especially like it matched with this background fabric. The hand stitching was perfect using the blended thread technique which you can find here. And...

Opening Up

Opening Up

One of my goals this year is to make more art. And the best way to find time to do more of anything you want to do, is to get rid of stuff you don't want to do or reorganize things so that you have more time. So this month I'm taking stock of all the things I "need to...

Photoshop Quick Tip: Increasing the Saturation

Photoshop Quick Tip: Increasing the Saturation

This week I've been spending a lot of time with Photoshop. We're still not the best of friends, but we're getting there slowly. One of the things that I do really like about Photoshop is that there are many ways of doing the same task. Some are more complicated than...

Canvas Art: Contemplation

Canvas Art: Contemplation

I began work on Contemplation last week and it's now finished and mounted on a 14" x 11" canvas. I usually add paint and texture to the canvas before mounting my textiles, however this time I wrapped the canvas with a piece of fabric instead. I really like the...

What I’m Working On: Contemplation

What I’m Working On: Contemplation

Something a little different - designed in photoshop and printed on fabric. I don't often work with images of people, but I like her wistful look. buttons ... some hand stitches to highlight a few of the background flowers ... running stitch around the border ......

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...

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