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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Canvas Play

Awhile back LuAnn Kessi inspired me to play on canvas. Here is her blog post. I love her idea of gathering several friends and painting up a storm. They made zipper bags with their pieces. I’d love to do that, but for now I just worked on this by myself.  I started with a blank…

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How To: Rope Ornament

I’ve really enjoyed sewing the rope bowls with clothesline. However, I wanted to make a rope ornament this season using the same technique only using glue. These are so easy to make. Here are the supplies needed: styrofoam balls – any size hot glue gun cotton clothesline rope – 3 yards for 2.5 inch ornament…

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Found Canvas

I was cleaning up my studio last week and ran across these four pieces of canvas I had painted using my gel plates.  I had forgotten all about them. So I decided to cut them up and make cards. I used Sobo glue to glue the fabric to the card. Here are three of the…

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How To: Printing With Leaves

Nothing reminds me more of Fall than leaves. Five years ago I wrote a post on using watercolors with the leaves on paper. You can check that post out here. But today we’re talking about printing with leaves on fabric with Jacquard Textile Paints. There is a short video at the bottom of the post.…

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New favorite tool: DIY Foam Daubers

In the past, for stenciling I have really loved to use stencil brushes. I’ve also tried a variety of sponges, but was never happy with the delivery of paint on the fabric until I met the DIY foam daubers. I have been so excited with these that I had to share them with you. Let…

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