Spray Painting Layers

For my last class we are spray painting layers. I introduced spraying, but my main goal was to encourage and embrace layering. Sometimes it’s hard to push through to the next layer. Sometimes it doesn’t work out, but more often than not, you will like your results and you will learn from the process. I…

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Stencil materials

In my last post I wrote about making my own stencils from my drawings. Today I wanted to share with you the stencil materials I use in my cutter. I’ve really enjoying making stencils since I bought my Silhouette Portrait machine several years ago. Since then I’ve moved on to the Brother ScanNCut and continue…

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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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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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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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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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Gesso & Liquid Watercolors

For the One Little Tag challenge this month I looked through my craft stash for products I’ve not used in a long time. These are the two I chose. I really love these liquid water colors. I bought a set of them back in 2012 and even wrote this post on my love for them.…

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Printed Fabric Bee: Architecture

It’s time for another Printed Fabric Bee giveaway! August’s  The Printed Fabric Bee challenge topic was Architecture.  Deborah Boschert the queen bee, requested that the 12 x 12 piece contain all blues. Before I show you the collection that will be given away, here is my piece and my process. I chose this blue fabric…

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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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