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...
Getting Started Creating a Daily Artistic Practice

Getting Started Creating a Daily Artistic Practice

I’ve been wondering what to do with this pile of hand-dyed fabrics that I’ve been collecting for quite a few years now, and rarely look at anymore. (I’m a little embarrassed that I can’t even close the lid on that...
Faux Eco-Natural Dyeing using Procion Dyes

Faux Eco-Natural Dyeing using Procion Dyes

I’ve been doing some experimenting with faux eco-natural dyeing using Procion dyes in anticipation of my upcoming hand-dying online class. I love using Procion dyes because they are so easy and versatile to use, but using them in a...
Fabric Dyeing with Faux Snow – Overdyed

Fabric Dyeing with Faux Snow – Overdyed

Yesterday I shared some photos of my snow faux dyed fabric. I wasn’t totally happy with a couple of the pieces so I overdyed them using a violet color dye. Adding another color into the collection has really made a huge difference...
Fabric Dyeing with Faux Snow

Fabric Dyeing with Faux Snow

This week I’ll be doing some fabric dyeing as I need some color coordinated fabrics and fibers to use in my fabric art journals. I like to use fabrics and fibers of a similar color palette when making journals, because they help to...
Creating surface texture with burlap and scrim

Creating surface texture with burlap and scrim

I’ve had this piece of burlap sitting on my work table for quite a while. Even though I’m not a “blue” person, I loved the color so much that I knew the fabric would eventually speak to me and tell me what it...
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...
Art journaling for the time challenged

Art journaling for the time challenged

For the last several years I’ve attempted to keep an art journal without too much success. However this year I decided to try again after discovering The Documented Life Project which is a free online project complete with support...
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...
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...

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