Soy Wax Batik and Fashion Spray

Today I wanted to show your my results with soy wax and Marabu Fashion Spray. In the past I’ve used Jacquard Dye-Na-Flow and fiber reactive dyes with this technique (and they work great!), but I wanted to see how well these sprays would hold up. If you’d like to see how I used these sprays…

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Reading and Stitching

When we go on vacation I always read several books and take some type of art with me. This year it was hand stitching. As for the books, three were what I call “beach” reads. I take them specifically to read and then leave in the library area at the condo so others can enjoy…

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Lacy Leaves

I’m a bit obsessed with leaves and trying out different techniques, and today it’s making lacy leaves. I found this book recently which encouraged me to try this techniques with leaves. Her work is lovely and pretty amazing. To make these leaves we are stitching on water soluble stabilizer. This is Vilene, a heavier stabilizer…

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How To: Printing fabric using stencils as printing plates

In my last post I printed on tags using stencils as printing plates. Today we are printing on fabric. I’m again using Joggles 9 x 12 stencils.

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How To: Printing tags using stencils as printing plates

I recently bought some new stencils from Joggles.  I like to make my own, but sometimes I see a few I just have to have. The one I used for this tutorial is Tribal Tiles. If your looking for some unusual stencils, check them out.

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Frixion Pens with Free Motion

I recently ran across a video by StitchesbyJulie where she used Frixion Pens with Free Motion. They are just what I’ve been looking for. Now I can draw on fabric and then erase it with the iron when I’m done.

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Scrappy Scarf

Years ago I tried this scrappy scarf technique. Back then I had very little fabric and ended up using threads, ribbons, and yarns to make a small piece of fabric. Now that I have lots of fabric scraps, I wanted to make a regular size scarf! It starts with a water soluble stablizer (I used…

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Seeing with new eyes

I decided this past weekend to go through my scrap container, and I was amazed at what was in there. There were pieces of my art journey from the very start – many that I had forgotten about. The majority of pieces in the container were either practice pieces for the final “glamour” shot, failed…

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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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