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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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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Printing on Cotton Lawn

I must tell you that I had no idea how much I would love printing on cotton lawn! What is cotton lawn? It’s a wonderful, somewhat sheer cotton fabric that is softer than quilting cotton, but sews up just as easy! It is used for summer clothing. I saw a tutorial on Designmatterstv, where Laura…

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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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Leaf Printing Revisited

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been spending a lot of time weeding and mulching. When I finish weeding I take all of the weeds down to the bottom of our property which is a wooded area. On the edge of the “bottoms” are several sassafras trees. Every time I take loads down there I admire…

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Over Sun Printing

Today is all about over sun printing. Over sun printing is like over dyeing or over marbling. We are sun printing over an already sun printed piece. For directions on how to sun print, check out my posts here. If you don’t have an already sun printed piece, go ahead and sun print your fabric.…

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