How to: Painting Cheesecloth

I’ve been seeing a lot of art using cheesecloth lately, so I finally had to give it a try. However, before creating anything with this fabric I need to paint it.

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Printing Photos on Fabric

In the  past I have printed on fabric using different carriers and different methods. Then just recently I came across a tutorial about printing photos on fabric using page-size shipping labels as the base. This is so easy!

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Vacation Thrift Shopping

We just returned from a wonderful vacation in New England. Whenever we travel, I always try to find local thrift shops to search out bargains. On our way to Woodstock, Vermont, we stopped in Plymouth, New Hampshire to eat lunch at Six Burner Bistro. As we were getting in the car to leave, I noticed…

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Raven cloth dolls

I was cleaning my computer desktop the other day and ran across a pdf from Interweave about making art dolls. It’s a compilation of past articles in Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. Here is a link to the download.

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Layering Stencils

Today I’m all about layering stencils using fabric paint. If you look at my post about soy wax batik, this is just a continuation of my love of layers. Here are my finished fat quarters of fabric. I love all of the layers. For the top piece, I use the following two stencils. Here is…

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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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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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