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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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Jillian’s Color Quiet Book

This past summer I blogged about the shirts I dyed for my friend Martha’s sweet girl, Jillian’s first birthday. I decided that I’d like to make her a quiet book.  When I started sewing her book, I had all kinds … Continue reading

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Hanging the marbled fabric

Well, it finally happened! Three of my marbled pieces are now hanging in our living room. This is a huge event for me since I really have trouble making things with my art. I have all of this lovely fabric … Continue reading

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Soy Wax Play Time

Last Saturday I spent the day at Making Ends Meet in Shelbyville, Kentucky where Darci McKinnon taught us about soy wax batik. I took a picture of my friend Marilyn’s skillet because of her cool tools. The large spiral one … Continue reading

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March Monthly Art Journal Spread

I am pretty surprised that I’ve kept this practice up for three months. Here is my completed March spread. I’m still having trouble with the small spaces. As I mentioned in previous posts, I’m just not sure there is enough … Continue reading

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Current Creative Endeavors

Believe it or not, it’s not all marbling around here! I’ve been taking a couple of classes – a bit out of my comfort zone. One is an online class, Story Threads, with Cat Caracelo. This is my first collage … Continue reading

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Marbling on Paper

I’m back with more marbling, but this time on paper. Unlike fabric which you prep by soaking in alum, for paper the alum water is painted on the paper. Mix up 1 teaspoon of alum in a cup of water … Continue reading

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Marbling over previously marbled fabric

I’ve really been having fun with this marbling on fabric. I decided to take some of those least loved marbled pieces and marble over them to see if that would improve them. I’ve taken pictures before and then again after … Continue reading

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February Monthly Art Journal Spread

I’m continuing on with the monthly journal spreads. Here is my completed February. Now this month’s spread. You will notice no shamrocks or leprechauns! I’m still feeling the daily blocks are too small, but I’ve decided to continue on with … Continue reading

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Saturday Soapmaking: Tea Tree Lemongrass Avocado

Our friend Carla had been wanting us to have another soapmaking lesson at our house so we got together Saturday with our friend Teresa and a new friend Donna and made two soaps: Tea Tree Lemongrass Avocado and Peppermint Honey … Continue reading

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