Wednesday, May 21, 2014

It's all about text

Lynda here. This month's challenge was creating a 12 x 12 piece with text for Queen Lisa Chin. I love text so this was a really fun project for me. And I'm even done before the deadline! Here is my piece.

This was super easy and fast. It's all about using stencils (I used Runes stencil from Artistcellar), Jacquard Color Magnet, and fiber reactive dyes.

For a short tutorial, check out my blog at

Friday, May 9, 2014

Art Nouveau = Dragonfly's!

This is Carol here and I wanted to share my approach and techniques for creating Jackie's Art Nouveau fabric! For me the theme conjured up images of dragonfly's, poppies and cool loopy swirls! I also equated the era with jewel tone and gilded  colors. It was fun to research and think about as I put my thoughts onto fabric.

I ended up focusing on dragonfly's... ok - they are one of my favorite subjects! I began with ice dyed fabric and moved onto the the flour resist technique. I also included stamping, stenciling and over dyeing. For a detailed tutorial please stop by my blog at Carol R. Eaton Designs.

For a change to win your own Art Nouveau custom fabric collection please stop by Jackie's blog and leave a comment. Hurry on over - Jackie will announce a winner on May 17th!

Friday, May 2, 2014

April’s Custom Fabric Give-Away – Art Nouveau

April’s Queen: Jackie of Studio Lams

April was my lucky month to be the Queen Bee and Art Nouveau was my theme. I have always had a thing for vintage designs of all sorts and Art Nouveau has been a favorite inspiration for me. I have loved getting incredible hand-made fabric every few days from this marvelous group of artists.

Wouldn't you like to win your own pack of these fabrics? Well here’s your chance to win your own 6" x 6" squares of all these lovely beauties. Just leave a comment here or on my blog to enter and I will pick a winner May 17th