Showing posts from June, 2014

Marked Giveaway

I am very excited to have been asked to help introduce my friend Lynn Krawczyk as Artistcellar's newest Signature Series Artist!  I was given a set of her new stencils, Marked , to play with.  I will also be giving away a set of this lovely stencil set!  More on that later. I love playing with stencils and decided I would use Lynn's stencils to create mono-prints with my Gelli Plate, which I would then use to make ATC's (artist trading cards). However, before the paint even touched the stencils I used them to create a few masks.  A little tracing, and a little cutting, gave me these fun pieces from her Tracks stencil. Oh wouldn't these make lovely railroad tracks, or zipper tracks?! Anyway, unfortunately once I get going with monoprinting I forget all about taking photos!  I should have video taped myself!  You can view a video I made of my multi-layer technique here.  I don't bother cleaning my stencils inbetween creating the layers, and

Monoprinting Thermofax Workshop

Last week I went up the canyon to a workshop sponsored by the Utah Surface Design Group .    Timmy, co-president of USDG, has a wonderful studio that she generously shares with the group for workshops.  Timmy was drying some herbs in the studio kitchen.  The canning jar on the left is filled with mint tea she brewed fresh for the group.  I dyed some fabrics the night before and had to wash them out before I could get started. I used color magnet on the piece at the right.   In the morning we made and played with Thermofax screens. I decided to experiment with my cog thermofax . . . . . .and some silver paint. I really like it! I have since added a gold layer as well.  My friend, Lynn Dell, used one of my zentangle drawings to make the thermofax on the right. I just love how it turned out!   I also love the dot thermofax she made!  After lunch I taught an Intro to  Gelli Plate s class.  I found a new use for Gelli Plates. . . pa

Creating Prayer Flags Webinar TOMORROW

I'm so excited to share with you that I am going to be teaching LIVE across the world tomorrow!  Please join me to learn all about Sun Shibori and how to use it to create these lovely prayer flags :  Click HERE to sign up!  And if you can't join me live, you can still sign up and receive the entire webinar and pdf instructions to watch on your own schedule!  Hope to see you soon!

Typography Winner!

We have our first international winner!!!  Erica from Sydney, Australia! Congratulations! Erica Spinks said... I love all of these! Would love a chance to win them, please! :-) June 2, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Class Preparation

Are you enjoying the lazy, hazy dog days of summer yet? Nope, me either. I'm still working, but I am enjoying it! I have two classes coming up in the next couple of weeks and I always forget how much time it takes to prepare for new classes.  The new class is a Webinar for Interweave called "Creating Pray Flags with Sun Shibori and Stencils" and the other class I will be teaching is a lecture on dyeing fabric for a local quilt guild who know nothing about dyeing fabric.  OH how I LOVE infecting new people with the joy of surface design!   Right now, I am engrossed in the design of the power point portion of the webinar. I love designing. I've also been spending a lot of time making Shiboried fabric (shiboried?  is that a word), stenciling and sewing and as a result I have about 5 more sets of prayer flags in a few other color ways that I will be hanging later today to photograph.   (Here are those extra flags!) I also need to do some dyeing

Typography Giveaway

It is finally my month to be Queen Bee at The Printed Fabric Bee.   Woohoo! I chose Typography as my theme.  I didn't need to be able to read any of the type, I was more interested in text as art and I tell you, these ladies really delivered: I love them all!!! And now YOU have a chance to win the set of these one-of-a-kind fabrics. Just leave a comment here or over on The Printed Fabric Bee's blog for your chance to win.  The giveaway will stay open until Friday, June 13th - it could just be YOUR LUCKY DAY! After you leave a comment, go over to the hive member's blogs to see how they made their fabrics: Lynn Krawczyk Gerrie Congdon Jackie Lams Susan Purney Mark Lesley Riley Julie Booth Lynda Heines Leslie Jenison Carol Eaton