May 27th, 2016
For the newest issue of The Coloring Studio, I decided to apply some mixed-media techniques to some of my favorite designs, the owl and bee designs by Crystal Brashear. For the owl, I used a gold leafing technique to create a foiled design on pieces of the design. For the bee, I applied Relique powders to create a raised, dimensional shine to aspects of the work. I then used gelatos as a watercolor to paint in the design. Read the rest of this entry »
May 20th, 2016
Have some fun in the sun, throw a backyard BBQ, and more with these festive favor bags for any summer occasion. In just a few steps, create a whimsical bag of goodies that is sure to please. Read the rest of this entry »
May 17th, 2016
“As a textile artist, texture, color, and lines fascinate me. I also like to find out how different materials sit together, how they handle, and what their effects and possibilities might be. Sometimes I make small samples before embarking on a major piece of art. My favorite way to collect such samples together is to make them into a cloth book. This is such an effective way to present tactile little samples of cloth and stitch, because it keeps the work together in a space that is small yet very accessible. It also functions as your very own reference book when you compose and assemble future projects. These days I prefer to stitch by hand, but this little book combines hand and machine stitching, as well as some unlikely and unusual materials.”
— Karen Turner, Sew Somerset Summer 2012 Read the rest of this entry »
May 13th, 2016
Our Stampington publications want your submissions. If you are an artist or writer looking to have your work featured in one of our magazines, here are the June calls and challenges that our magazines are looking for. We encourage you to submit your work again even if you have tried before. The following magazines have upcoming deadlines on June 15th, so this is your chance to see your name in print and get published!
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May 9th, 2016
Project by Sarah Donawerth.
When asked to create a ribbon project for the blog, initially all I could think of was bows and gift packaging. Ribbon seems synonymous with tying bows and finishing wrapped packages, but this project takes the beloved partner of wrapping paper and plunges it headfirst into the mixed-media world. Read the rest of this entry »