Tag: Fabric

5 Fabric Scrap Projects to Shrink Your Stash

I’ve confessed before about my overflowing paper stash, but I haven’t been as candid about my fabric hoarding. Let’s just say that collection is quite healthy, too, with a scrap pile that’s getting out of control. Determined to whittle it down, I came up with a few quick fabric scrap projects that have made a…

Discover Playful Fabric Printing

Fabric printing using custom colors and patterns offers so many possibilities for mixed-media artists. But don’t be daunted by complicated instructions and copious supplies; in the book Playful Fabric Printing: The Complete Guide to Creating Beautiful & Vibrant Cloth Using Low-Tech Tools by Carol Soderlund and Melanie Testa you’ll discover easy ways to prepare and…

Mixed Media Map of Mouse Trail

My mixed media map is of a mouse trail.  It shows how mice might find their way through underground tunnels across the street and into a house, where they have made the space between the floors into a well stocked grain storage area. 

Mixed Media Map of Mouse Trail

My mixed media map is of a mouse trail.  It shows how mice might find their way through underground tunnels across the street and into a house, where they have made the space between the floors into a well stocked grain storage area. 

Texas!

I was not born in Texas, but as the old saying goes, "I got here as fast as I could!" Since my surname is Outlaw, I guess you could also say — Texas is the place for me. Texas gave me a career, family and community and thus I am grateful to have found roots here. Geographically…

Treasure Keepers

These small change purses/treasure keepers were inspired by the freestyle patchwork patterns made by Linda Willis in the January/February 2015 magazine article.  I belong to a group on Facebook called Art Abandonment. We make artwork of any kind and abandon them anonymously around the world.  Check us out.

Sweet Things Mixed media

This started from a photo using the technique on a tutorial by Kelli Perkins.  I started with an original  photo, then transferring, water coloring, machine stitching, stamping, decoupage,  oil pastels, scanning and finished product  this printout on fabric. Stitch Imagery: From Photo to Fabric Fun, Kelli Perkins – See more at: http://craftdaily.com/p-499-stitch-imagery-from-photo-to-fabric-fun.aspx?show=all&#sthash.B0y1zK3S.dpuf Stitch Imagery: From…

Egg Jewels in a wired nest watched over by mama bird

The wire bird nest is constructed of salvaged wire from wire-bound manuals, cherry wood sticks, raffia and strung beads. It is lined with milk weed pod silk and three tiny wire wrapped egg-jewels snuggle inside. Mama bird is hand-stitched from hand-made paper fabric with bent wire legs. Overall size is about 4x4x6 inch.