by Susan Stein Here’s a wonderful way to create textured snowflakes on fabric using paint, glitter, and the new set of Snowflakes stencils from Cedar Canyon Textiles. Supplies: ~ Snowflake stencils [Cedar Canyon Textiles] ~ Black fabric ~ Sponge brush ~ Expandable paint [Setacolor™ by Pebeo] ~ Fine glitter, silver [Art Glitter] ~ Piece of […]
Archives for November 2009
Playing with Stencils — A Series by Susan Stein
I’m thrilled to introduce a new series of short lessons involving stencils and non-traditional materials. This series has been put together by Susan Stein of White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Susan is a talented quilter, author, instructor, and recently retired quilt shop owner. Susan’s most recent books are Fabric Art Workshop and Fabric Art Projects, both from Creative Publishing, International.
Susan traveled to Houston with me in October to help out at Fall Quilt Market. She brought a number of fascinating samples made from our new stencils, most made with techniques and materials that are not a part of main-stream quilting. I’m so glad she was willing to put this series of lessons together for us. So, without further ado, here’s the first installment in the Playing with Stencils series!
Fabulous Faces Tutorial
A few months ago, I posted some of Lauren Vlcek’s Fabulous Faces. Lauren has been suffering through computer problems, but she was able to send the information and photos for a tutorial. So without further ado, here’s Lauren. Paintstik Portraits, by Lauren Vlcek I fell in love with Shiva Paintstiks the very first time I […]
New colors flying out the door!
Our new paintstiks colors have been wildly popular — especially new new iridescent jewel colors. So, without further ado, let’s take a look at all six colors. New Iridescent Colors The new iridescent colors are really lovely. They are all the more special to me because I had the opportunity to work with the paint […]
I don’t have grandchildren, but many of my friends do — and I just love to see what they come up with when they are on “grandma duty.” Linda Huebner of Kensington, MN has a couple of beautiful granddaughters who just love spending time with their ever-so-creative grandmother. Linda calls her time with the girls […]
Stencils, stencils, where to find stencils…
Oh, my goodness! The new stencils are flying out the door as fast as we can get the orders packed up. What a wonderful way to launch a new product line! The Snowflakes have been especially popular — no great surprise as many of us have already had snow. Here are the new sets of stencils that are heading out to shops and our on-line retailers.