Author Archives: Lynda

Round Gelatin Prints

Yesterday I showed you my “new” round permanent gelatin printing plate remelted from the one I made in December. If you missed that post, here is the link to the recipe to make your own. So today I wanted to … Continue reading

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Homemade Permanent Gelatin Plate

First of all, I want to say I absolutely love my Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and I use it a lot. However, last year when I saw this video by The Frugal Crafter on how to make a permanent … Continue reading

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Gelatin Printing: Using preserved botanicals

Well, I finally got around to using those preserved botanicals – the ferns – the other day with my Gelli Arts Gel printing plate. And the jury is in – the ferns worked perfect, and I was able to put … Continue reading

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Dyeing fabric with ink

I was looking through my pictures getting ready to write a post today, when I ran across photos I had taken several months ago for a tutorial on dyeing fabric with ink. I dyed the fabric for The Printed Fabric … Continue reading

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DVD Review: Art Techniques for Quilt Design

When I saw this DVD, I just had to review it. I thought you might like to know more about it. Here is part of the description from Interweave/F+W: Join innovative artist, designer, and quilter Carrie Bloomston for Art Techniques … Continue reading

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Yummy Veggie Recipes

As most of you know, Dave and I trade off cooking every two weeks. It really has been fun, but especially a challenge this time of the year when we are trying to move the harvest from the garden to … Continue reading

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Sun Printing: Textile Paint & Screen Printing Ink

This is an article I posted on the Fire blog in June. I thought I’d repeat it here in case some of you did not see it and are interested in my experiments with sun printing. I’ve done quite a … Continue reading

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Sunday July Roundup

Good Morning all! It’s another lovely day here and I thought I’d post a little Sunday roundup. One of the big things I did this past week was clean out the front part of the garage which I use as … Continue reading

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Folding and Clamping: Itajime

I’ve really enjoyed trying some new (to me) techniques with my dyeing. Itajime, a shibori technique, involves folding fabric and then sandwiching it between two pieces of wood or other material and holding the shapes with clamps. I bought these … Continue reading

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Preserving Botanicals

I really love to sun print, but I don’t like waiting for the ferns to be ready for my projects. I’ll be prepared next Spring and even now when I want to print and don’t want to take the time … Continue reading

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