How to: Dendritic Mono Printing

I happened across Dendritic mono printing on paper awhile back and decided to try it on fabric. If you’re not familiar with the word dendritic, it means having a branched form resembling a tree. This is really an easy technique that provides backgrounds that look like branches. Here is how it’s done. I start with…

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How to: Flour Resist with Paint

In this post I’m talking about flour resist with paint. Most of the steps are the same as with dye except there is no fabric prep. Please check out this post for step-by-step instructions. Add a little water to your fabric paint. After crunching the dry flour paste covered fabric, paint over it. Here is…

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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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Personalized Painted Aprons

Since I’ve been teaching a lot of classes lately, I thought it would to be nice to have a personalized painted apron to wear. Meanwhile, I made one for my Best Bud Barbara. I started by cutting out the stencils with my Brother Scan N Cut.  In the Brother Scan N Cut Canvas I chose…

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Review: Lumi Silkscreen Kit

Today I am sharing with you my new Lumi Silkscreen kit. But let’s start at the beginning. Before I could receive my Lumi silkscreen kit I needed to upload an image. I spent quite a bit of time thinking about what image I wanted and finally decided on a fern. After surfing the web with…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Insects

It’s time for another Printed Fabric Bee giveaway! July’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Insects. Jane Davila the queen bee, requested that the 12 x 12 piece could be any color but with a touch of black. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Vintage

June’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Vintage. Lynn Krawczyk, the queen bee, requested that the 8 x 18 piece could be any color except pink. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and my process. I started by researching vintage colors. When I was growing…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Found Object Marks

This past month’s The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Found Object Marks. Leslie Jenison the Queen Bee, chose this topic, requesting neutrals with a pop of color on an 8 x 18 piece of fabric. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and my process. I started…

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Making Freezer Paper Stencils With My Portrait

As you know, I really love making stencils with my Silhouette Portrait. If you just joined my blog, you can find my post about stencil making here. I’ve been making them with Dura-Lar .005 clear film. That material works pretty good, especially for playing on paper. As long as the design is not real intricate,…

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