autumn splendor ~ a hand painted quilt

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good day ~ leaves… leaves… leaves!  always a fun, artistic motif to play with, especially this time of year.  and i have a gorgeous view in my imagination!this is how it plays out: first, i hand-painted the leaves with silks acrylic glaze paints. and i added free motion quilting in two motifs, tiny stippling and miniature feathers.  a bit of bobbin …

a rosey black t-shirt with free motion embroidery ~

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hi there, happy monday!well, as i noted in my last post, as i was lamenting the troubles with the bleeding paints… note there is an upside! and that is simply that silks acrylic glazes work beautifully on the black t-shirt.  why?  i don’t know!  i wish i did.  but ~ i washed it and it didn’t run, bleed, nor did it …

trouble shooting silks acrylic glaze paint ~

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hello there ~i’ve been on a fact-finding tour of sorts, using the silks acrylic glaze paints on fabric. they are shimmering, and beautiful, and very blendable, which is one of the facts i love about this product the most.that being said, i have found them to be a challenge in keeping the bright, transparent color once an item has been washed.  so… …

be thankful ~ linen {cotton} dishtowel

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good friday morning to you!i’ve sure enjoyed playing and in case i forgot to tell ya ~ “i’ve had a great time!”not only a bit more inspiration for you, in using a stencil, silks acrylic paint, and free motion… but some helpful information on this fabulous paint product, too. the back of the silk’s acrylic paint jar says this:  “shimmer, …

i choose joy ~ a painted linen dish towel

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thursday greetings fellow artists! {yes, you are!}today’s project features a towel.  painting.  a stencil.  and free motion quilting.  and, more importantly… joy!i choose joy ~ this is one of the “blanks” of cotton dishtowels, and i usually purchase them for about $5 at a quilting store.  you can also buy fabric to make your own, too.  for the motif, i …

paint your apron ~ and class announcement

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hello ~ welcome to the blog today!i am super excited about the new project i’m sharing today! and i’m going to be teaching it soon, as well! i’m calling the class “paint your apron”  ~ kinda like paint your wagon, only there is no singing involved… {bet y’all are relieved about that huh!! 🙂    the basic supplies:   paintbrushes.  frixion pen. …