Stages of the Art Process

My newest art piece, Buttoned Up & Hanging On, has been accepted in the Art Council of Southwestern Indiana Art Noir 2022 show. I’m pretty excited because even though my art was in several shows last year, this is the first juried show! That means it was accepted, while some others weren’t. I thought it…

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How to: Using Blending Brushes

I love trying new things, and today’s post is all about this new tool, a blending brush. When Lisa Dodson mentioned these blending brushes, I just had to try them out. I found these on Amazon. They are made to be used with stamp pads on paper. You can find tutorials on You Tube about…

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Playing with Tulle

I’ve never really played with tulle until the last couple of months. I’ve found that it can cover up mistakes, dull down colors, pull the piece together, and last, but not least, add bling. Unfortunately, photos just don’t do the bling justice! I bought these three colors to add stars to my cards. It was…

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How to: Rice Flour Resist

I’ve been working on a talk for the Indiana SAQA group on resists. I had it all finished, and then I ran across an article about rice flour which I’ve never tried, so I had to stop and play.

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How To: Snippet Roll

In my quest to use my scraps, I decided to make a snippet roll. This is not a new idea. In fact, the very first article I found about them was written in 2011. I’ve been seeing them a lot in the past year or so, but just didn’t take the time to make one.…

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Using stencils with stitching

If you are like me, you have lots of stencils. I use stencils with my fabric, but not as much as I want to so I’ve been again trying to think of ways to create with them. I discovered they make wonderful background designs.

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How To: Making Cheesecloth Word Skins

Ann chose this technique for the Facebook Postcard Fabric Art’s February Challenge. I saw Margarita Korioth demonstrating this on Quilting Arts TV a year or so ago, and thought this was such a neat technique. I made a couple of cheescloth word skins back then, but was happy to revisit this technique this month. It’s…

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Watercolor effect with textile paints

To start out the new year I’ve written this tutorial for the January challenge in the PFA (Postcard Fabric Art) Facebook Group. Every month a tutorial from a well known artist will be posted. From that tutorial we take the information and made a fabric piece of our own. We don’t have to follow the…

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How to: Scrap Greeting Cards

I have always loved making greeting cards. For years I made my Christmas cards. In the beginning they were hands-on using hand cut stencils, or adding paper embellishments.¬† I graduated to using photos. Now I want to send fabric cards, but I’ve never really been happy with the ones I made. Until now! But I…

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