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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Gel and Leaf Printing

As I mentioned in the last post, I’m getting ready for my upcoming class where two of the techniques I’ll be teaching include gel and leaf printing. While making some samples I thought I’d add them together.

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Leaf Printing Revisited

As I mentioned earlier, I’ve been spending a lot of time weeding and mulching. When I finish weeding I take all of the weeds down to the bottom of our property which is a wooded area. On the edge of the “bottoms” are several sassafras trees. Every time I take loads down there I admire…

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How To: Printing With Leaves

Nothing reminds me more of Fall than leaves. Five years ago I wrote a post on using watercolors with the leaves on paper. You can check that post out here. But today we’re talking about printing with leaves on fabric with Jacquard Textile Paints. There is a short video at the bottom of the post.…

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Watercolor Leaf Printing

I’ve been attending a really fun “Water, Paper, Paint” class at our East Branch library taught by a very talented Connie Walts. She has based her class on the book by the same name. I’ve not really explored working with watercolors much lately, so this was a fun way of reintroducing me to the media.…

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