Gel and Leaf Printing

As I mentioned in the last post, I’m getting ready for my upcoming class where two of the techniques I’ll be teaching include gel and leaf printing. While making some samples I thought I’d add them together.

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Preparing for class

I know it’s been a bit quiet here, but in addition to lots of other stuff, I’ve been preparing for my class. It’s called Art Sampler: An introduction to printing on fabric. The class includes five-sessions from October 17 through November 14 and is offered through the University of Evansville (my alma mater) Continuing Learning…

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Spin Out

Amy of Amy’s Creative Side is hosting the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  Bloggers can share up to two quilts  by writing a new blog post for each quilt and linking to the festival link party. This is my very first time to enter. Most of the quilts are traditional, but as Amy said, there are no restrictions and…

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Paducah Quilt Week

Last week, I took off a couple days and drove down to the Paducah Quilt Week. In addition to looking at all of the beautiful quilts and talking to vendors, I took two classes from Susie Monday. Before I show you some of my favorites of the quilts, I wanted to tell you about my…

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How to: Dendritic Mono Printing

I happened across Dendritic mono printing on paper awhile back and decided to try it on fabric. If you’re not familiar with the word dendritic, it means having a branched form resembling a tree. This is really an easy technique that provides backgrounds that look like branches. Here is how it’s done. I start with…

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How to: Flour Resist with Paint

In this post I’m talking about flour resist with paint. Most of the steps are the same as with dye except there is no fabric prep. Please check out this post for step-by-step instructions. Add a little water to your fabric paint. After crunching the dry flour paste covered fabric, paint over it. Here is…

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Struggles and Successes

Years ago when I first started blogging at BloomBakeCreate, I ran into a woman, Rhonda, at our local Joann’s. She recognized me from the blog and told me how much she loved the website, and how everything I did turned out great. I was quick to tell her that she didn’t see all of the…

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