As you know, I collected 12 of my favorite techniques for playing with Rubbing Plates and piled everything everything I could possibly fit into the pages of Rubbing Plate Roundup. Unfortunately, not everything fit! Drat and double-drat! I want to make amends for my omission today by sharing one of the “missing techniques” that really […]
Go Bold & Bright When You Swim With Sharks!
I’m back from my conference and digging back into work here in the office. I had an amazing time rubbing shoulders with more than 200 really successful women. The one and only Barbara Corcoran was our keynote speaker, dishing out business advice along with juicy tidbits from her life story. If you are a TV […]
Create Stunning Shaded Appliqué — and a Giveaway!
Shading with Shiva Paintstiks Makes Eve’s Garden Glow! by Sue Pelland I made Eve’s Garden as a challenge quilt for my quilt guild. The theme was “Gardens” and I had always wanted to do this “Garden of Eden” quilt. I had it in my head, and this was the perfect chance to get it out […]
That’s A Good Question
I’ve had some good questions piling up on my desk. If you have a question, please send it to me through our Contact Page. Heat Setting (Carolyn Carson) Q: I’ve been using Shiva paintstiks to paint on cotton batik fabric in my art quilts. Since they’re meant to hang on a wall, is it essential […]
Candice Bag Is A Perfect Travel Companion & A Giveaway!
I don’t normally carry large handbags, but Lazy Girl’s new Candice bag was an absolute lifesaver at the big Houston Quilt Market. As I mentioned in the newsletter, she’s perfect for a business trip, with a pocket for my iPad and that all-important cord and power converter. She’s big enough to carry my show paper […]
There’s A Backside Bonus In Every Pack!
I’ve been creating rubbing plates for 5 years now, and I’ve come to appreciate one of the little bonuses that comes with each set. We create 6 designs, but we actually get 12 design surfaces. Using one side of the plate, you’ll get the image that we intended when we created the design. Using the […]
Add Autumn Leaves To Your Art With Paintstiks & Stencils
Jack and I took advantage of the warm weather on Sunday for a walk through Glendalough park for my birthday. He stopped me after a few minutes and handed me this beautiful maple leaf. Most of the trees are still green, but this one has started to change. While we were walking though the woods, […]
Split Leaf Stencils Are Here!
The latest addition to our DesignMagic line has arrived and is ready to ship. You can go directly over to the Online Store to place your order. Like all Design Magic stencils, this is a pair of stencils. One stencil has the positive image and the other has the negative image. When you paint these […]
Quilt It, Then Paint It!
Sue Kelly joined me for the trek to Cleveland to film some segments for the Quilting Arts TV a couple of years ago. We traveled on one of those winter days when we really would have been much better off snuggled up in front of a fire at home. The weather was miserable, the flights […]
Sizzling Summer Savings on Paintstik Starter Packs
The weather is definitely sizzling, so I want to remind you that we have special prices on three Starter Packs over at the Online Store. These are the packs we featured in the June 2011 Quilting Arts ad. The special prices are only good through the end of July. When you take advantage of these […]
Add Paintstik Patina To Your Project
Believe it or not, paintstiks are not just for fabric. While painting on fabric is my passion, paintstiks have been around almost as long as I have, and they have most often been used on anything but fabric. Paintstiks will adhere to any porous surface such as canvas (think fine art painting), metal, wood, paper […]
What The Dickens Is A Paintstik Blender?
I recently exchanged a series of messages with Suzanne H., one of our Canadian readers. Suzanne asked me a series of questions about the Colorless and Iridescent Paintstik Blenders that pushed me to think beyond my initial short answer. Just one quick disclaimer — Suzanne did NOT ask “What the dickens is a blender???” That […]
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