Category Archives: surface design

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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Five marking tools

I thought I’d share the  five marking tools I really, really like for those painted canvas pieces. First up is this neat wood clay roller. It comes with three other rollers and you can buy it online or at Blicks. … Continue reading

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How to: Playing Cards Case

Here is what I made with my painted canvas – a playing cards case. Of course, I could have made a variety of other things with this painted canvas including, but not limited to, journal covers, zip purses, and wall … 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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Ice, Paint, and Water

Good Morning! Can you believe it’s almost September? This summer has really flown by. Last week I spent a little bit of my time ice dyeing. When I showed Dave this piece he asked if he could have a shirt. … Continue reading

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Painted Zippered Bag Class

We had so much fun yesterday at my Painted Zippered Bag class. They created some lovely bags. Unfortunately, I didn’t get pictures of all of the completed bags. They were amazing! Here are some pictures from the class. The classroom … Continue reading

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Review: Jacquard Marbling Kit

In 2013 I had so much fun marbling. It really became an obsession. I even taught a local three-session class on it to lure the local art girls into marble mania. If you are interested in my past marbling adventures, … Continue reading

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Updating Icy Delights Class

It has been so much fun to see all of the beautiful fabric and clothing my Icy Delights students are creating. Several have even sold some of their beauties including Marie who sold one of her purses for $150! Makes … Continue reading

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Ice Dyed Parfait Revisited

In 2012  I tried the ice dyed parfait technique and even though I liked my results, they were way too dark and I felt I was a bit out of control. A couple years later I tried it again only … Continue reading

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Review: Jacquard Solarfast

June is a great time to sun print. In 2014 I was in charge of the June blog posts on the Fire blog. For that month I chose sun printing and asked three other artists to join me in blogging … Continue reading

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