Using Historical Images in Mixed Media Class at the Jacob Edwards Library

Wednesday’s class at the Jacob Edwards Library, Using Historical Images in Mixed Media, combined learning about online resources available through the Digital Commonwealth. The Jacob Edwards Library has a significant collection of historic photos complete with descriptions and background information. After perusing the resource, we talked about the different ways historical images can be used …

Red Cabbage Ink

Making Natural Inks In a previous blogpost, I showed some of my experiments with creating color with tea – ink, dye, and stain. A little while ago, I tried my hand at making ink with red cabbage. I had heard wonders of red cabbage, but you have to try it to understand. Below I have …

Printing Frenzy

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Etsy Shop Update

I have recently updated my Etsy shop. There are some new fabric cuffs: Some new journals with beaded spines and gelli printed pages: and finally, the first collection of paper ephemera packs. There are five sets in this collection: I’d be delighted if you would go over to my Etsy shop and take a peek.

Mending a Worn-out Coin Purse

The Mending Movement has grown a great deal in the past few years. With the environmental impact of fast fashion becoming better known, people are reevaluating their relationship with clothes, the people who make them, and the earth to which they will ultimately return. Return they will, but not without a cost to the world …

Dying Paper with Tea

Dyeing Paper with Tea (Reposted from January) How would a mixed media artist celebrate National Hot Tea Month without dying paper with tea? I can’t imagine. The question remained which method should I use? Well, why choose? I would just try them all. First cycle of dyeing: 6 bargain grade tea bags Pour 4 cups …