The Best of 2014 Tutorials

With this year coming to a close I am posting links to my favorite tutorials of this year. I hope they were yours, or maybe you missed them and might like to check them out.

As most of you know, I absolutely LOVE my Silhouette Portrait and have really put it through it’s paces this year. I received so many questions about my lettering on one of the projects on a post that I made a video on how to make fonts into stencils.

https://lyndaheines.blog/2014/04/making-fonts-stencils/

word stencils
Making stencils out of fonts

I love to sun print using ferns from our yard, but I always have to wait on them to come up. This year I preserved ferns and now I can start sun printing with them as early as I want to!

https://lyndaheines.blog/2014/07/preserving-botanicals/

preserved fern

I started sewing more this year and made lots of regular size composition book covers. However, I felt like making even smaller ones and posted this tutorial on sewing mini journal covers.

https://lyndaheines.blog/2014/09/sewing-mini-journal-covers/

smalljournaltut14

My artist friend, Kathy Sands, shared this technique with me and I just had to share it with you. How to mount a fabric print.

https://lyndaheines.blog/2014/08/mounting-fabric-print/

Going over with a small brush

This year I continued to try different techniques with dyeing fabric. One of my favorite techniques and one that received lots of pins is my post on Itajime.

https://lyndaheines.blog/2014/07/folding-and-clamping-itajime/

itajam3

I found I really like the ghost image when gelatin plate printing and made a video.

https://lyndaheines.blog/2013/11/gelli-plate-printing-ghost-image/

 

First and Second Gelli prints
Gelli Printing: Ghost Image Video

And then the last of my favorites is again about making stencils. This time it’s freezer paper stencils. I absolutely love them!

https://lyndaheines.blog/2014/02/making-freezer-paper-stencils-portrait/

Removing cut pieces
Making stencils with freezer paper

That was fun looking back on my favorite tutorials this year. Hope you enjoyed it. If you are interested in other tutorials, check under Tutorials at the top of the page. What a year! I’m looking forward to more tutorials, especially videos in the future.