Category Archives: crafts

I’ve been reading

I’m still dyeing and sewing, but first I’d like to share what I’ve been reading. Belonging to a book study has really encouraged me to read some books I wouldn’t normally read. Also, a couple blogs I follow do this … Continue reading

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Ice Dyeing: Batching in the sun

What about batching ice dyeing in the sun instead of waiting 20 to 24 hours? I really like to give the fiber reactive dyes lots of time to work. I usually let them batch (sit) for 20 – 24 hours. … Continue reading

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How To: Foam Stamps

I vaguely remember making foam stamps years ago and I was not happy with the results. However, after more experimenting I think I may have a new love. Working on fabric is a bit different than stamping on paper. Also, … Continue reading

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Stencil materials

In my last post I wrote about making my own stencils from my drawings. Today I wanted to share with you the stencil materials I use in my cutter. I’ve really enjoying making stencils since I bought my Silhouette Portrait … Continue reading

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Making mandala stencils

This is a project I’ve been working on for awhile – mandala stencils. I’ve spent quite a bit of time being frustrated – trying to figure out how they are made. There are a lot of beautiful stencils out there, … Continue reading

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Berea Art Getaway

Last weekend hubby and I took off a few days and drove down to Berea, Kentucky to take some classes at their annual Festival of Learnshops. Oh what fun! Here are the projects I made while there. This was also … Continue reading

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Review: Uni-Posca Markers

I’m on the quest to find my favorite ink/markers for painting on rocks. Today I’m reviewing Uni-Posca Markers. I am using the extra-fine point set of 12 markers. I’ve been using inks to draw and paint the designs on rocks, … Continue reading

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June Green Challenge

For the month of June I’ve challenged my Icy Delights students to make a combo with a green and another color. This is a good exercise in seeing how the colors play together, and a great way to find a … Continue reading

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Sun Printing Tips

I’ve been sun printing now for almost seven years. Since that time I’ve learned a bit about this fun technique so I’m sharing some tips with you today. Check out my other sun printing posts here. The most important thing … Continue reading

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Over Sun Printing

Today is all about over sun printing. Over sun printing is like over dyeing or over marbling. We are sun printing over an already sun printed piece. For directions on how to sun print, check out my posts here. If … Continue reading

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