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Stamping Patterns with Found Objects

Stamping Patterns with Found Objects

Making hand made patterns with Found Objects is always satisfying and fun. My most recent explorations into stamping on fabric involved a garden hose stump found in the grass, among other things… I used the end of the garden hose stump to stamp circles, and couldn’t stop. It made such a pretty pattern! I liked […]

Sun Printing Fabric

Sun Printing Fabric

One of my biggest Summer Crushes has always been Coloring Fabric Outside! Using paint and dye in the grass makes cleaning up a breeze! In summer, when ever the weather is good enough to bringing tools and materials outside, I bring tools and materials outside. I love being outdoor, and when I can I bring […]

Details of a Journal Cover

Details of a Journal Cover

Fabrics that are painted, machine stitched and embellished can of course be used in all sorts of ways, as book covers for your own hand bound books for example! It’s my favorite usage for painted fabric and exactly what I did with the machine stitched fabric I recently posted about. I glued my fabric to […]

Fun free motion sewing

Fun free motion sewing

I love free motion sewing! If my sewing machine did too I would do it a lot more, but most of the time it ends with us really disliking each other (and the machine needle tip breaking off!). You use a special sewing machine foot, that comes with the machine most of the time, and […]

Where a Magic Sun Shines

Where a Magic Sun Shines

A few of my embroidered artist trading cards. The magic trees couldn’t grow without some magic sun. To be sure we’d never run out, I made three suns. Related PostsArtist Trading Card Quick Collages STITCHED Video Workshop 2015 Finishing an Embroidery – Glue Framing Tutorial

Three Magic trees in the sun

Three Magic trees in the sun

So the first step is to stop, notice, and appreciate what is happening. Even if this is all we do, it’s revolutionary. Pema Chödrön So this is the fabric piece that became one Artist Trading Card; a bright happy sun on a cloudless day. I mentioned it in my last post about painting on fabric. […]

The background is the beginning

The background is the beginning

I’ve been spending a few days at a embroidery workshop and retreat here in Sweden, right now I’m just trying to digest it all. Among other lovely ladies I met Madde, someone who indeed is a kindred spirit. Her painted ATC fabric inspired the above ATC backgrounds, painted with acrylic paint on fabric. Last time […]

Taking time for what you love

Taking time for what you love

I fell in love with painting on fabric when first tried it on fabric patches three years ago. I later used those patches to sew my Magic Mixed Media Bag, a bag I still use almost every day. Recently I got a compliment about it at a Knitting Café event. Only those who embrace creativity […]

Sew with acrylic painted fabric

Sew with acrylic painted fabric

Painting your own fabrics is exciting to me. Altering what is to see what you get is an adventure. Exploring new ways to make your mark in the world, little by little… Following Alisa’s advice from the dvd workshop I was working quickly without much thinking, adding layers to my fabric squares. Stamping more colours […]

Painting on fabric with acrylics

Painting on fabric with acrylics

There is no big secret to know before you start painting on fabric. You splash the paint on just as you would when making a background in your Art Journal or on canvas. It is rather simple once you get started. Yet I have hesitated to do it because it was beyond my comfort zone. […]

Art Doll | Maj my third art doll

Art Doll | Maj my third art doll

My third art doll is called Maj, because she has a yellow may flower in her purple yarn hair. This flower is a symbol of spring in Sweden, and children sell them all over the country in the spring, visiting apartments and houses. Everyone who buys them show it off by decorate their clothes or […]