Current Creative Endeavors

Believe it or not, it’s not all marbling around here! I’ve been taking a couple of classes – a bit out of my comfort zone. One is an online class, Story Threads, with Cat Caracelo. This is my first collage for this class.¬† The cat is my Sidd who came to me in the guided…

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Sun Printing 2

Last summer I had so much fun with sun printing. If you’ve not read my project from last summer, check it out here. I liked those pieces, but wanted more vibrant color so I headed off to Blick’s to buy some Seta Color Transparent paints. There, I sat on the floor trying to decide on…

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Plantain Anti-Itch Balm

Now that I have that wonderful plantain infused oil, it’s time to make some anti-itch balm. I’ve put 4 ounces of plantain infused oil into my double boiler. To that oil I added approximately 1 ounce of beeswax. After the beeswax dissolved, I removed it from the double boiler. The more beeswax you use, the…

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Valentine Card

Every year I try to make hubby a different valentine card. Last year’s post HERE shows some of the ones I’ve made in the past. Last year I made him this wall hanger. I had forgotten that I had used my sewing machine last year to make this. It’s put together with stuff found in…

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Fabric Dye Precautions

I did mention on my snow dyeing posts that you need to wear gloves and a mask when working with these fiber reactive dyes. These dyes are chemicals and because they are powders they can become airborne and could cause you harm. Here is the warning on the Procion MX Dye label: WARNING: Potential eye…

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Snow Dyeing: Technique #2

Now for the second technique. For this one I used less dye. I love the intense colors I got but wanted to see what they would look like using less dye which equals less cost. If you prepared your fabric as I did in this post, you are ready to move on to this new…

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Strathmore Visual Journaling

We just completed Workshop One of Strathmore’s Online Visual Journaling Series. This month’s topic has been Recycled Journal pages. We started creating with one page made from copies of previous journal pages we’ve created. Here is my original journal page I created a while back that was the basis of this workshop’s page. Each week…

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Spinner Fabric Art

I’ve had this art spinner for quite awhile. In the past I used it to make colorful pieces of paper for cards. I’ve been so into fabric lately so I decided to try using fabric instead of paper with those Claudine Hellmuth Studio acrylics. So I got out my trusty spinner and played. You are…

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Gelatin Printing

I’ve been wanting to try this technique since I saw it on Quilting Arts TV last summer. I knew we’d be snowed in today so I got all of my stuff together yesterday so I could start playing this morning. We first need to make the gelatin plate. Here it what you need to make…

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