tutorial: doodle to thermofax ready image

I love doodling in my sketchbook. This sketchbook is definitely not a work of art – it’s my WORK place. Most […]

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tutorial: sizing images for thermofax screens

If you are unsure of how to size your image so that I can make a thermofax screen for you […]

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a quick tip: hand appliqué with scotch tape

I’ve been doing more hand appliqué this past week and tried something out that you might already know. It worked […]

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how it’s made – thermofax screens

Thought you all might be interested in seeing how thermofax screens are made. Enjoy! You can check out my ready […]

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tutorial: satin stitched edges for art quilts

How to edge your art quilt with a satin-stitch, with artist Lyric Montgomery Kinard

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tutorial: valentine’s day origami heart garland

If you missed the tutorial on how to fold these sweet little origami hearts, just scroll down. The post should […]

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tutorial: valentine’s day origami heart

I thought I’d share a sweet and very doable project with you for Valentines day. This easily folded (I promise!) […]

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tutorial: origami 5 part star

  And here are step by step photos if you weren’t quick enough to fold along with the video.Seriously – […]

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tutorial: felted wool ornaments

I’d like to point you towards Judy Coates Perez’ sweet little tutorial for making felted wool ornaments.You can find her […]

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tutorial: braided corona star

I spent half a day ignoring all the “shoulds” on my list.The result was this spectacular piece of origami. Braided […]

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tutorial: origami 8 part star “robin”

I love origami. Because I also love music I get a kick out of folding ornaments out of a few old […]

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Tutorial: Snowflake Pinwheel Ornament

This December I hope to post and point you to some lovely tutorials.Let’s make stuff – bring beauty and light […]

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Tutorial: How to edit a photo for a thermofax screen

I’d like to show you how to take a photograph and prepare it for a thermofax screen. Printing with these […]

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Tutorial Redux – Beaded Fringe (and another giveaway)

I thought I’d share this tutorial with you again since it goes along with the last post. this isn’t the […]

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Tutorial – Sketchbook Slipcover

Sketchbook Slipcover Video Tutorial Following this week’s giveaway, I thought I’d repost this video tutorial on how to make a […]

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Basic Design for Beginning Quilters: Color – Hue (pt 3)

Today we have a very quick little lesson on COLOR. Don’t worry – it’s easy. (If you missed the first […]

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Tutorial: Beaded Fringe

Quite some time ago (isn’t it funny how quickly tech gadgets are outdated!?) I sent in these little cases for […]

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Bead Tutorial: Looped Stacks

It’s bead overload month – and I hope to bring you several tutorials that will augment the techniques shown in […]

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Tutorial: How to Paint Your Shoes

How to Paint Your Shoes! by Lyric Kinard

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Tutorial: Screen Printed Cat Pillow

Just for fun – over the next week or two I’ll repost some of your favorite tutorials – enjoy! A […]

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Artspark’s Winter Tutorials

From Jill Berry Mini-Book Ornament  From Judy Coates Perez Speculatius Cookies From Tracie Lyn Huskamp For the Smell of It […]

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Tutorial: Mounting Textile Art – gallery wrapped canvas

As promised – here is part 2 of my process in creating a series of works for The Art Box […]

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The Art Box CSA

I thought you might enjoy seeing the creation process for the series of works I did for The Art Box […]

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Work In Progress: a really big canvas

A couple of weeks ago I had the extra leaf in my dining room table (it’s a huge table – […]

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Artspark’s MAY DAY tutorial blog tour

Welcome to Artspark’s 2012 May Day tutorial blog tour!Each of the artists has put together a wonderful little sets of […]

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Video Tutorial: Beading Looped Stacks

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guest tutorial: Melanie Testa makes …

My good friend and fellow artist Melanie Testa is currently a vagabond blogger. Sad for her – lucky for us. […]

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Tutorial: Lovin’ my Thermofax Screens

It’s my turn! Artspark’s heARTfest tutorial blog hop Let’s make a sweet little valentine postcard Valentine by Lyric Kinard I’d […]

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Artspark’s Tutorial Blog Hop

Artspark presents a heARTfest valentine tutorial blog hop today the lovely and talented Jane LaFazio presents instructions on how to […]

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Artsparks Valentine Tutorial Blog Hop

Get ready – we’re doing it again! Artspark presents Get your HEART on~ Valentine Tutorial Blog Hop 1/25/2012 Jane LaFazio Sketchbook page […]

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More Watercolor Bliss

The kidlets and I end up with stacks of leaves in our grubby little fists every time we head out […]

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ARTSPARK tutorials Day 10

The last few ARTSPARK winter tutorials are amazing. I was immediately inspired by Jill’s tutorial to start my own project […]

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ARTSPARK tutorials Day 9

Today is Lisa Engelbecht’s turn for an experimental lettering tutorial. I love, love, love her work. And here is the […]

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Bead Tutorial: Useful knot and Mini Ornament

Today it’s the multi-talented Judy Coates Perez‘ turn to enlighten and enliven our day with another ARTSPARK winter tutorial And […]

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Artspark Winter Tutorial Day 5

http://www.tracibunkers.com/blog/2011/11/moldable-foam-stamps-tutorial.html You’re going to love Traci Bunker’s video tutorial! Melanie Testa has had some technical difficulties and her tutorial will […]

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Artspark Winter Tutorial Day 3 (and faces on friday)

Today is DAY 3 of ARTSPARK’s  Winter Tutorial Blog Hop Tracie Lyn Huskamp is offering instructions (and a kit) on […]

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Artspark Winter Tutorial Bloghop

Are you ready!!!!??? The fabulous ladies at Artspark begin our winter round of free tutorials for you to follow. You […]

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Tutorial: Citra-Solv Photocopy Transfer

The work I do as a mother involves a lot of delayed gratification. When I escape to the studio and […]

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Tutorial: Creating Depth and Space pt3 Color and Value

The Beautiful Smoky Mountains I’ve been talking to you a little bit about how to create the illusion of depth […]

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Tutorial: Creating Depth and Space pt2 Perspective

Photo by Lyric Kinard Last week I talked a little bit about using the placement and sizes of shapes to create […]

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Tutorial: Creating Depth and Space pt1

I love to look down a path. I wonder about the mystery of what lies just beyond my view. Creating […]

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Work in Progress and Artspark’s Spring Tutorial Fling

Just for fun – here is a bit of the small piece I worked on during my trip to Montana […]

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Artspark Tutorial Spring Event

GET READY!  HERE IT COMES! ArtSpark is having a spring tutorial event. For three days this week we’ll be bringing […]

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Tutorial: How to Draw a Face

Drawing the human figure is difficult.  But it CAN be done. A good beginning is to learn about proportions. I […]

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Tutorial: Ribbon Wrist Strap

As promised, here is a quick tutorial on making a ribbon wrist strap for – well anything you want a […]

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Art Spark Tutorial Tsunami (part 2)

Alma Stoller How to Make a Tie almastoller.blogspot.com Tracie-Lyn Huskamp The Italian Journal thereddoor-studio.blogspot.com Judy Coates PerezMake a Felted Pumpkin […]

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Art Spark Tutorial Tsunami (part 1)

Same fabulous tutorials have been posted by members of ArtSpark! Jane LaFazio Layered Journal Page  Janeville.blogspot.com Melanie Testa Fun Foam […]

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Photo-Transfer Fun on Bonnie McCaffery’s Vidcast with Lyric!

Last year in Houston Bonnie McCaffery, who is one of my favorite people, took a little time out to film […]

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Tutorial: Discharge Printing With Bubble Wrap

Do you love messing around with fabric as much as I do? The instant gratification of painting and discharging fabric […]

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Photoshop Elements for Photo Transfer – Examples

This photo of the beautiful Marion Anderson has too many grey tones to transfer well in the CitraSolv process. Deleting […]

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Photoshop Elements for Photo Transfer – Examples

I’ll give you a quick run down of the process I used to get this photo ready for the transfer […]

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Tutorial: Photoshop Elements for Photo Transfer Pt 2

Welcome to part two of how to use Photoshop Elements to get your vintage photos ready to use for CitraSolv […]

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Tutorial: Photoshop Elements for Photo Transfer Part 1

The process of moving the ink from a photocopy onto fabric with Citra-Solv is my favorite instant gratification technique in […]

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Tutorial: Choosing Photos for Citra-Solv Phototransfer

When you are looking for a photograph to use for Citra-solv photo transfer there are several things to consider. Of […]

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Tutorial Links

Here’s a quick recap of Art Spark’s Tutorial Tsunami. To make things easier for you as well, I’ve added a new […]

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Tutorial: Painting Shoes

Welcome to the Shoe Tute Part of Art Spark’s Tutorial Tsunami! Question? What can a person do with some acrylic paints, […]

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It’s a Tutorial Tsunami

Over the next several days the members of Art Spark will be pouring forth a fount of tutorial fun-ness! Today […]

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Carrying Cases

I was inspired by Melanie Testa’s sweet little pen case tutorial. I had a scrap of fun screen printed fabric […]

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Inspired by Alisa Burke

The door perked right up and said, “Really? Truly? For me!??” Inspired by Alisa Burke’s Butterfly Wreath Tutorial. And SUE […]

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Quilting Arts FREE e-book

Over at QuiltingArts.com – an art quilter’s social networking resource, they put out a free e-book every few months or […]

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Citrasolv Photo Transfer Tutorial

The work I do as a mother involves a lot of delayed gratification. When I escape to the studio and […]

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