Knitting with Unspun Roving Tutorial
Don’t be sad when you see lovely hand-dyed spinning fiber but you don’t know how to spin! Here’s a tutorial to get you started with how you can knit (or crochet) with it just like yarn, without having to spin it.
Star Garland Tutorial
Here’s a detailed tutorial on how to make a star garland using a star punch, sewing machine and printed card stock.
Stenciling on Fabric
Gelatin Plate Printing on Fabric
Gelatin Plate Printing is fun and easy and doesn’t take any special tools. It’s a type of monoprinting, and each print will be different. Here, I’m printing on commercial fabric that already has a design printed on it, but you can print onto paper or fabric.
Creating a Journal Page with a Stenciled Background
I was one of the artist’s participating in the Crafter’s Workshop Spring 21012 Stencil Blog hop to promote Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s Spring line of stencils. This tutorial shows not only how I used the stencil, but also how I created the journal spread from start to finish.
Printed Heart Ice Cube Tray: Quick Printed Backgrounds, Part 2
I’m always on the lookout for interesting things to repurpose into printing tools, so I was pretty excited when I found these ice cube trays! In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use them to get nice, grungy backgrounds on fabric.
Printed Heart Ice Cube Tray: Quick Printed Backgrounds, Part 1
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to use an ice cube tray to get nice, grungy backgrounds in your journal, or on loose sheets of paper that can then be used in your art work.
Printed Fruit: Quick Journal Backgrounds
This tutorial shows you how to quickly create a background in your art journal using fruit! Vegetables can also be used.
Magic Hour Photo App
I love taking photos, whether it’s with a film camera or a digital one. Now that I have an iPhone, I have fun playing with all kinds of different photo apps. Here’s how to use the Magic Hour Photo app.
Rubber Stamp Mounting Tutorial
Because I often get questions on how to mount the rubber stamps that I sell, I decided to make a video tutorial showing how to mount alphabets on wooden blocks. I wanted to show just how easy it is, especially if you have the right materials.
Tinting Gesso with Pastels
Here’s a tutorial on how to add a little color to your journal page or mixed-media piece by tinting gesso with pastels. This is one of the mixed-media techniques from my book The Art Journal Workshop.
Moldable Foam Stamps Tutorial
This is one of the techniques from my book Print & Stamp Lab, which has 52 different print blocks and stamp tools made from inexpensive, ordinary and unexpected materials!
Using Henna Stencils in Your Art Journal
I like to use henna stencils in my art journal and other art work, and always get questions on how to use them. In the mini-workshop, the first part covers preparing the henna stencils and how to use them with acrylic paint. In the second part, using the Copic Air brush system is covered. I use it not only to airbrush with the stencils, but also to create shadows. Click here for the tutorial.
A New Use for Stash
Not really a tutorial–Just a quick idea of a way to use those extra papers.