by Shelly Stokes, Founder and Creative Mentor Are you stuck? Do you have tons of good ideas but they aren’t making the trip from your brain to your hands? Big plans that are languishing instead of getting implemented? You’re not alone and there is definitely something you can do about it. Let’s face it. We […]
Archives for February 2015
Sticky Fabri-Solvy Makes a Great Mask!
Freezer paper and sticky spray have always been my go-to tools for masking off areas of my fabric when I paint. But during our recent Totally Textured online course, Janice Skene got tired of using sticky spray and looked around her studio for an alternative. She had some Fabri-Solvy from Sulky on hand and said [...]
Test A Design With A Silhouette Cutter
In a previous post, I talked about testing paint colors before starting work on a big project. Today I want to talk about a different, and perhaps more important, test that can save you from untold hours of unhappiness. With the new high-tech tools available today, we can make a scale-model of a design to [...]
Before You Start That Big Project…
Last week I shared an article by Nancy Kazlauckas about how she tests Paintstik colors for a project. I’m not quite as methodical as Nancy, but I did use her color testing method before I started painting on my big 3-panel project. In this case, a couple of hours up front saved me a lot […]