ABC’s of Art Part 3

I’m continuing my ABC’s of Art. Today we start with M. M is for marbling. I was obsessed with this technique awhile back. Check out all of my posts on ths fun technique HERE. N is for Nature – printed leaves from foam stamp on ice dyed background. Here is the tutorial. O is for…

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ABC’s of Art Part 1

Last month an organization I belong to, SAQA (Studio Artist Quilt Associates), hosted a challenge on their Facebook page for members to post every day some art with the day’s letter of the alphabet. We ended the month with Z.  I thought it would be fun to do as blog posts.

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How to: Printed Foam Stamp

I love using real leaves to print on fabric. However, if my stash of preserved leaves are not available or I don’t have any preserved, a great way to get that printed image is to make a printed foam stamp.

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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: Foam Stamps

I vaguely remember making foam stamps years ago and I was not happy with the results. However, after more experimenting I think I may have a new love. Working on fabric is a bit different than stamping on paper. Also, if you have a electronic cutter, you can also cut some of these stamps out…

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Making Stamps

I purchased this stamp-making foam quite a while ago on the recommendation of a friend. I pulled it out the other day to see what I could do with it. I started out using the real thin sheet and cut some flower shapes with a Spellbinders’ die. That was easy and fun. I could see…

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