Spray Painting Layers

For my last class we are spray painting layers. I introduced spraying, but my main goal was to encourage and embrace layering. Sometimes it’s hard to push through to the next layer. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, but more often than not, you will like your results and you will learn from the process. I…

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Class Time

I have been having so much fun preparing for and teaching my class, Art Sampler: An Introduction to Printing on Fabric. This is a five-session class at the University of Evansville. In each session students are learning something different. Unfortunately, since the class sessions are only 1.5 hours long, we have to rush to get…

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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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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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My New Design Board

I’ve been thinking about a design board for awhile. I have a small one – 16 x 16 – I bought years ago, and it never was big enough even though I work pretty small. So in my email box comes a blog post from Alana Craft about making my own design board. Well, I…

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