Composimold Impressive Putty Tutorial: A Barbie-Was-Murdered Resin Pendant

A few weeks ago I got my hands on an awesome product: Impressive Putty by Composimold.  It’s a one part, reusable mold making putty.   You see, I was experimenting with jeweler’s grade resin (also available as a Composimold product) and needed some kind of squishy mold making material.  Something I could manipulate around an […]

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Screen Printing With a Freezer Paper Stencil: A Tutorial (this time without any dirty little secrets)

I’m back at it, arting and crafting in many directions.  I’ve recovered from my vacation-is-over blues.  I’m again forgoing stylish clothes (heck, even clean clothes) for art supplies and passing up on Cosmopolitan or Glamour magazine for the latest trendy how-to art-related book.  I’ve delved knee deep into freezer-paper-stencil-screen-printing and must tell you how very […]

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Easy Artful Lettering Tutorial Part Deux: Thickening Strokes

Letters and words can surely be fun to draw, no doubt and that!  But, like anything, they take practice.  Lots of practice, allowing yourself the room to make mistakes, and access to a good lettering book.  Mary Kate McDevitt, illustrator, graphic designer, and author of a most awesome book, Hand Lettering Ledger, has done a wonderful thing. […]

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Simple Shading and Burnishing with a Blending Stump; An Easy Tutorial

Oh how I love to shade and burnish my drawings with a pencil and a blending stump.  I just finished leading a 3 week course on Zentangle-inspired art where shading and burnishing in this way is kind of a big deal.  The pen lines of the doodle really come alive in pure 3-D glory when they are […]

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Border Control of the Quilterly Kind (A tutorial on achieving even and squared quilt borders)

There’s nothing like teaching a class to motivate me to create.  I’m in the middle of teaching a Quilting 101 course for my local adult ed center (Merrymeeting Adult Education) a most lovely and encouraging place.  I’ve been sewing up a storm in order to be ready and prepared.  I’m up to my ears in […]

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