Positive Prayer Flag Swap

Last month Lynn Krawczyk  proposed a positive prayer flag swap on Facebook. With all of the negativity in the news, it was a great idea to spread some positive thoughts. It’s been awhile since I made prayer flags, so I thought it would be a fun and fast project to ease me into after everything…

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How to: Playing Cards Case

Here is what I made with my painted canvas – a playing cards case. Of course, I could have made a variety of other things with this painted canvas including, but not limited to, journal covers, zip purses, and wall hangings. However, the reason for choosing a playing cards case, is that on vacation Dave…

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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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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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Ice, Paint, and Water

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s almost September? This summer has really flown by. Last week I spent a little bit of my time ice dyeing. When I showed Dave this piece he asked if he could have a shirt. Sure!  Here’s his shirt! I also tried a couple more folds and ice dyed them.…

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Tub Dyeing with Wonder Washer

When I’m not ice dyeing, I usually low immersion dye which often produces uneven color which I love. Here is an old blog post on low immersion. However, there are times when I want uniform or solid color. For those of you not familiar with dyeing, the best way to get uniform color is tub…

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Painted Zippered Bag Class

We had so much fun yesterday at my Painted Zippered Bag class. They created some lovely bags. Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures of all of the completed bags. They were amazing! Here are some pictures from the class. The classroom – all ready for the students. We used  mostly Jacquard Textile and Lumiere paints. I…

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June this and that

It’s such a busy time around here with gardening and all. This year I met one of my goals – to have the asparagus bed and the shade garden done before June 1. This was a first and pretty exciting. Here is the asparagus bed all ready for the summer. The stalks will produce beautiful…

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Making Bridges and Prayer Flags

I bought my Scan and Cut last year and haven’t really used it like I was hoping I would. It seems to have a higher learning curve than my Silhouette. I wanted to make some prayer flags this last week and use stencils for the words. I could easily whip the stencils out on my…

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