Author Archives: Lynda

My 5 Favorite Creative Supplies

I’ve been thinking a lot about 2017 and what direction I want to take. That brought me to my five favorite creative supplies that help me on this colorful journey. It’s really hard to narrow the list to just five, … Continue reading

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How to: Repurposed T-shirt Scarf

This is such an easy way to repurpose a that t-shirt your still love but doesn’t fit. I did this with a store-bought shirt several years ago and received so many compliments. Now to use one of my ice-dyed shirts … Continue reading

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Found Canvas

I was cleaning up my studio last week and ran across these four pieces of canvas I had painted using my gel plates.  I had forgotten all about them. So I decided to cut them up and make cards. I … Continue reading

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Adding deColourant

Ice dyeing produces some beautiful fabric. However, there are times when even the final result of that process is just not enough. Adding a layer using deColourant can give you the look you want without adding color. If you’re not … Continue reading

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How to: Felting Soap Revisited

With the holidays coming, I thought I’d revisit felting soap which makes great stocking stuffers, and a fun activity with the kids. You can purchase wool roving from local craft stores, but I found this seller on Ebay and loved … Continue reading

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October Update

I’ve been so busy around here getting ready for winter. Most of the porch cushions are cleaned and packed away until spring. I also worked on the basement and the garage. I’ve also spent lots of hours outside weeding and … Continue reading

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How To: Printing With Leaves

Nothing reminds me more of Fall than leaves. Five years ago I wrote a post on using watercolors with the leaves on paper. You can check that post out here. But today we’re talking about printing with leaves on fabric … Continue reading

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New favorite tool: DIY Foam Daubers

In the past, for stenciling I have really loved to use stencil brushes. I’ve also tried a variety of sponges, but was never happy with the delivery of paint on the fabric until I met the DIY foam daubers. I … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Smokies

We just returned last week from revisiting the Smokies. Dave and I traveled there back in 2005 after we first met. The trip was somewhat of a disaster since we really didn’t know each other well and shouldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Monday This And That

Good Morning! I was hoping I’d have a new tutorial ready for you today. I had ordered a tool I needed to complete it, but it was damaged in the mail.  However, I found out that our local Joann’s store … Continue reading

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