Preserving Botanicals

I really love to sun print, but I don’t like waiting for the ferns to be ready for my projects. I’ll be prepared next Spring and even now when I want to print and don’t want to take the time to forage through the garden. They are all waiting for me because I’ve preserved them!…

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Sun Shibori and more

It was so much fun to get out and sun print this past weekend. I’ve done a lot of sun printing with botanicals, but this time I wanted to try a shibori technique. My friend, Lisa Chin, demonstrated this on her webinar, Creating Prayer Flags with Sun Shibori and Stencils. It’s on sale right now!…

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June: Sun Printing Month & More

What better way to welcome the summer than to devote a whole month to sun printing. This month I’m in charge of the posts on Andthenwesetitonfire blog and we’ll be posting over there about this fun and easy surface design technique. Three talented artists, LuAnn Kessi, Robbie Payne, and Sue Andrus, will be joining me,…

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The Best of 2013

I love to look back each year and see what I’ve accomplished. Part of my review is to look at what interested you. The top five 2013 posts using Pinterest and blog traffic were the following:     The Pinterest crowd continues to pin our soap recipes. The Coconut Cocoa Coconut Milk Soap was a…

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New Creative Opportunities

Recently I was invited to be a resident artists on the And the we set it on fire blog. This is really an honor for me as they are a great group of artists, and I absolutely love the blog. This is a great creative opportunity for me. However, there also are some great new…

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How to: Triple Fabric Bracelet

I love playing with fabric and today I’ll show you how to make this bracelet. For this Triple Fabric Bracelet I used some of my sun printed fabric from this post. If you make one of these I’d love to see yours. I see more of those in my future. Thanks for dropping by.

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Using the sun to print fabric

I’ve not done any sun printing since last summer. The sun was out Saturday so I played a bit. If you are new to my blog, I’ve written several posts on sun printing. I started out using craft paint in this post. I also tried Dye-na-Flow in this post. But my favorite paint for this…

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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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