Showing posts from August, 2015

Thermofax Screen Printing Essentials Blog Hop & Giveaway!

Lynn Krawczyk has recently published a new workshop on DVD.  I LOVE Thermofax screens and use them whenever I can.  I was excited when Lynn invited me to review her new DVD class. While I don't feel that Thermofax printing is that intimidating, I know it can be for others and I think that Lynn's DVD takes ALL the intimidation of this process.  She walks you through everything from choosing a good image, to how a screen is made, and how to create lots of lovely prints.  I especially liked her advice on how to line up the screen to create a two color print.  She also shows several fun projects to make.  I especially liked her birds printed on ATC's.  It gave me an idea for a project my daughter needed some help with. My oldest daughter came home from DC for a brief visit and asked me to help her friend, who was recently baptized, bind some letters from the people at church.  Because of the small margin on the letters, and the thickness of each letter, my first thoug

Mandala Doodle

I signed up for an online mini-class from Alisa Burke  called Mandala Magic.  I've had a lot of fun going through her videos and learning more about how she creates her Mandalas.  Here is the first one I created: After I drew the mandala I began seeing the dots as eyes and the little critters remind me of an anime character from My Neighbor Totoro . For my second mandala I decided to draw it over the paint I rolled in my sketchbook while cleaning off my brayer during a Gelli® printing session.  I took photos along the way so I could share the process.  I'll let the photos tell the story: The finished mandala: And a little close up: I believe I will be creating more in the future!

Springville Trunk Show

The Springville Museum of Art  has hosted a Utah quilt show for 42 years now.  The show is always filled with beautiful pieces.  My friend, Anne Munoz, won a ribbon for her beautiful piece.  This is Anne's other entry into the show.  I love this quilt made by Ruth Ewers.  Ruth is a wonderful quilter and always so generous with her knowledge.  She has taught me a lot.  Nan Sturgell's beautiful quilt took a ribbon as well.  Nan's quilting is always perfect in my eyes, and obviously the judges agree! My friend, Sylvia Lewis, pictured here with her two quilts, has been a wonderful mentor for me.  She has pushed me to do things I wouldn't have thought about doing otherwise. This is my Moonlight piece made from Gelli® printed pieces of fabric. I was invited to present a trunk show at the museum this year. The crowds are always large.   They had to bring in a few more rows of chairs before we got started. My trunk show is always about my journey

The Printed Fabric Bee - Insects

Since this month's theme for The Printed Fabric Bee was Insects, I thought I should start the piece with lots of leaves and a little sun painting using Setacolor paints.  I placed plastic over the leaves as it was a windy day and everything inside cooked very nicely. After creating a stencil or adorable lady bugs with my Silhouette , I painted them using black Setacolor  transparent paint. And lastly I used a Zig Fabricator Pen to add little white dots to all of the black lady bugs.  I don't know if there are really any ladybugs that look like this but I just enjoyed making them! There are a lot of beautiful Insects in this months collection: If you would like to win a collection of the twelve 6x6" pieces then leave a comment at either of the following blogs: Thanks for following along!   There will be an exciting announcement about The Printed Fabric Bee in the next couple of months, so