Techniques

From Drawing to Fabric

| Techniques, Tutorial

My son is a little artist.  He loves to draw and paint and build sculpture out of everyday objects.  I like to try to incorporate some of his work with things that I do and make.  I picked up this fun kit from Dharma Trading Co. a couple of months back and I finally got […] Read more…

For my husband

| For the home, Life, Photography, Techniques

I loved this picture when I first saw it.  It’s of my husband, his brothers and their father when he was younger.  I wanted to do something special with it.  I used gel medium and affixed the image to it (see how to do it here).  After removing the paper, I sanded it to age […] Read more…

New Old Art

| For the home, Photography, Techniques

So here’s a little something I’ve been working on for quite a while.  I had this beautiful photo of my kids at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts sitting on a bench admiring some paintings. I took the photo and transferred the image to a canvas using gel medium (see this great tutorial, for instructions on […] Read more…

T-shirt Madness

| Apparel, For Kids, Techniques

This past weekend between swimming, birthday parties, library, dinner at my parents, making a cake and cleaning, I managed to decorate a few t-shirts.  What started out as one, quickly became five.  It’s madness! I just couldn’t stop at one! I just used freezer paper to do these.  If you’ve never done this, simply cut […] Read more…

Dinosaur Designs

| Techniques

  Several people have emailed me and asked me where I got my T-Rex design for my 45-minute t-shirt makeover. I actually just sat down and made a quick sketch right onto my freezer paper. But for those of you who would really like a copy here you go. I also included a triceratops skull […] Read more…

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