Posts Tagged ‘tutorials’

Spend a week immersed in the ultimate creative exploration using Acrylic Inks with me!

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Oh my gosh, what could be more wonderful than crisp cool mornings, fall colors, and uninterrupted creative time in the Great Smoky Mountains for a whole week! Sounds like heaven to me and it’s coming up soon! October 12-18, I will be teaching an  Acrylic Ink Textile Adventure at Arrowmont, and I keep thinking of new techniques to […]


Start a Heart Felt Conversation with a Loved One

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Reposting a fun little Valentine project from a couple years ago   Wanting to share a little Valentine’s Day love, I decided to sew up some conversation hearts for the special people in my life. I stamped endearments on wool felt and cut a paper heart to use as a template for cutting them out. […]


Conversation Hearts

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As valentines Day is coming up I thought I would repost this simple little Valentine project from last year. Wanting to share a little Valentine’s Day love, I decided to sew up some conversation hearts for the special people in my life. I stamped endearments on wool felt and cut a paper heart to use […]


Chocolate Peppermint Cream Heart Cakes

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Chocolate Peppermint Cream Heart Cakes Zucchini Chocolate Cake 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda            1/2 tsp salt 3 cups shredded zucchini 1 cup semisweet chocolate baking chips 1 cup salad oil 4 large eggs In a large bowl, mix flour, […]


Painted ipad Bag

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I have been wanting to buy a case for my ‘new’ ipad, but have held off because I read the ipad 2 cases didn’t work with the new ipads because they moved the magnet that puts it in sleep mode when you close the cover and there aren’t that many options in covers for the […]


Have you ever been challenged by monofilament?

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Monofilament is clear thread, similar to a light weight fishing line that is a perfect solution when you need to add stitching but don’t want the thread to be prominent. I personally love MonoPoly by Superior, it’s a strong, matte, polyester thread that comes in clear for light to medium colors of fabric and smoke to […]


Folk Art Inspired Ornament

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What you’re going to need 4″ square Walnut Hollow aluminum and cardboard from packageembossing toolribbon for hangingred paintpaint brushdecorative craft scissorspaper scissorshole punchE-6000 glue or similar adhesiveAdirondack alcohol inks and blending solution (optional) Click on the heart image to open a full size jpg on another web page. Drag image onto your desktop and print […]


Spark Some Holiday Spirit with Festive Merry Making Tutorials, Starting Tomorrow!

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November 9:: Jane LaFazio Sketch & Stitch Gift Bags    November 10: Lyric Kinard Glitter, Glisten, Glimmer: Beaded Snowflake Ornament November 11: Tracie Lyn Huskamp Christmas Cardinal Ornament November 13: Traci Bunkers Moldable Foam Stamps  November 14: Melanie Testa Zipper Pouch November 15: Judy Coates Perez Folk Art Inspired Ornament  November 16: Kelli Nina Perkins Whimsical Spool Garland   November. 17: Lisa Engelbrecht Experimental Lettering November 18: Jill Berry Geo Papers and Projects November 19: Gloria Hansen Resizing […]


Making Felted Pumpkins

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To make felted pumpkins you will need: wool roving in pumpkin colors left over yarn, wool works best but other fibers will work too pantyhose orange and green embroidery floss or pearl cotton long embroidery needle scissors. You can also make Dia de los Muertos skulls too, by making white felted balls. Cut 2 oval pieces […]


Felted Eggs

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While I was poking around on  Pinterest I saw quite a few pretty dyed eggs and thought it might be fun to make some felted eggs. After all they aren’t going to spoil between now and Easter It might be fun to also add some decorative stitching with embroidery floss and adding some cut out wool […]


Start a Conversation

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Wanting to share a little Valentine’s Day love, I decided to sew up some conversation hearts for the special people in my life. I stamped endearments on felt and cut a paper heart to use as a template for cutting them out. Each heart was stuffed with a smaller heart of wool batting and stitched […]


Learn to cut plexiglass

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Several months ago I scoured the internet looking for directions on how to cut plexiglass when I wanted to make some stamps and had such a hard time finding good instructions. Melly Testa has a great tutorial on cutting it with directions to make your own foam stamps.


Have you ever wanted to make beaded fringe?

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Lyric Kinard has a great step by step tutorial, check it out.


Great New Mixed Media Tutorial by Jane LaFazio

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Jane is a master at the artst sketchbook journal, she has a wonderful new tutorial showing how she creates her lovely drawn and painted layered images using Golden absorbent ground. See Jane’s tutorial.


More Vintage Illusion- a mini tutorial

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In the last week or two I have seen a lot of these butterflies in my neighborhood.  This one landed on the side of our building and I love the way the orange matched perfectly with the brick. I snapped this photo with the camera on my phone and threw it into photoshop to crop […]


Tutorial Tsunami day 4 the wave hits shore

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A tutorial for printing on tea bags I have a large bowl that sits on my counter that I toss my tea bags in after I use them. When it gets to the point where it is overflowing, kind of like now, I tear each one open and dump out the tea. Then I flatten […]


Pencil Case tutorial

My friend Melly Testa has a new tutorial up today for a stitched pencil case, check it out.