Decorating my art notebook cover

In the past, while watching videos or reading books, I have scribbled notes on pieces of paper. You know the kind of notes – how to bind that special journal, a special painting technique that I know I won’t remember, or just ideas that pop into my head. I ended up with lots of pieces…

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Sun Printing Fabric with Dye-na-Flow

I took advantage of Thursday’s sunshine to do some more sun printing, but this time with Dye-na-Flow. Carol emailed me to say she sun prints with Dye-na-Flow. I’ve used this paint before, but not for sun printing so this was the day to try it. If you are not familiar with Dye-na-Flow here is the…

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Sun Printed Apron

Yesterday I played again in the sun with Setacolor Transparent Paints and Crafters Workshop stencils. I pinned this easy adjustable apron tutorial several months ago. See the directions on Purl Bee here. I made this apron out of canvas drop cloth. Here is what it looked like after I sewed it. Okay but it needed…

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Sunday ATCs

In the last session of my Fearless Art Journaling class, Teresa from the library gave everyone a cute envelope of blank atc cards to continue the art journey. She’s holding a holiday tea in December at East Branch for those who have attended (and taught) the art classes this year where they will exchange these…

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Balzer Stencils: Herringbone and Wonky Circles

I mentioned before our trip that I received several of Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop. Here is how I used the Summer stencil. Here are a couple more of the stencils and what I did with them. The first up is Herringbone. What’s neat about stencils is you don’t have to…

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Summer Stencil

Recently I received some of the Crafter’s Workshop stencils. Fun! Most of these were Balzer Designs. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer is one of my favorite artists. I first saw her on Quilting Arts TV last season. I immediately loved her designs and her whole attitude about creating art. She has really inspired me in my journey…

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Layering on photos

After taking several online classes this year, I’ve really learned a lot. I am finding that I love layers. Before these classes I knew I loved a piece, whether paper or material, but didn’t realize that the artist had spent so much time layering and layering. My artist friend, Kathy, has been an big inspiration…

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