How to: Rice Flour Resist

I’ve been working on a talk for the Indiana SAQA group on resists. I had it all finished, and then I ran across an article about rice flour which I’ve never tried, so I had to stop and play.

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Using stencils with stitching

If you are like me, you have lots of stencils. I use stencils with my fabric, but not as much as I want to so I’ve been again trying to think of ways to create with them. I discovered they make wonderful background designs.

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Painting my new apron

I am so excited. I will be leaving Sunday for a week-long Pat Pauly workshop at QSDS (Quilt & Surface Design Symposium) in Columbus, Ohio. If you don’t know about Pat, she is a wonderful artist who makes contemporary quilts with her printed and painted fabrics. The class I’ll be taking is called “Glorious Prints.”

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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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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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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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