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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. Alcohol inks can get quite...

My favorite tips for using decorative stitches

My favorite tips for using decorative stitches

The decorative machine stitches on your sewing machine are a quick and easy way to add embellishment and decorative design to all your sewing projects. However many sewers tend to overlook using these type of stitches either because they don't know how to use them...

Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording

Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording

Using cording to finish the edges of your sewing projects definitely adds a professional quality, however it isn't readily available in a wide variety of types or finishes which tends to limit its uses. Making your own cording is not only fun, but it can be made in...

2017 CD PhotoArt Calendar & Case: Free Template & Tutorial

2017 CD PhotoArt Calendar & Case: Free Template & Tutorial

I wish you all a very safe and Happy Christmas and I thank you for your support throughout the year. I wouldn't be here doing what I love to do without you. As a Christmas gift of thanks, please enjoy this free CD calendar template which is a quick and easy way to...

Fabric Tray Tutorial + Free “Gratitude” PhotoArt Printable

Fabric Tray Tutorial + Free “Gratitude” PhotoArt Printable

Fabric trays are quick and easy to make and are so useful in the sewing room for holding needles and threads and other small items. You can use any type of fabric to make them of course, but I like to be a little more creative in my design, so my favorite method is to...

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...

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...

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 -...

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...

Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos

Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos

Fabric yo-yos are one of the most under-rated embellishments there is. They are really quite simple to make, but then they can be dressed up in all sorts of fabulous ways to create embellishments for all your sewing projects. I remember when I was young that my...

Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads

Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads

Fabric beads are easy and fun to make and can be used to embellish all your creative sewing projects. They are also a great way to use up all those small scraps of leftover fabric and fibers. This tutorial shows you several ways to make embellished fabric beads. What...

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