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Karen Nickelson found this orphaned wallhanging at the Goodwill.  Felt like the very light center looked like a bullseye, a distraction from the beautiful colors.  Hummm! Here’s her solution. She chose Shiva Iridescent Paintstiks and a stencil to help add some interest, texture and color to the center.  Helped to pull the piece together.  And […]

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Paintstik Playdate The thought behind this class is to get you addicted to using paintstiks and stencils.  You will learn a variety of simple techniques using different types of stencils, paintstiks and brushes on fabrics.    We will discuss the care and use of Paintstiks. Explore the differences between Matte and Iridescent Paintstiks.  Discover how helpful […]

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Karen Nickelson has been at it again.  She used one of my Snow Dyed Fabrics, a Payne’s Gray Paintstik and a stencil to create this table runner.  

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Karen Nickelson made this wall-hanging after visiting the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho this Summer.  She worked from a couple of photos.I love the reflection in the lake and the clouds in the mountains. Take note of the dead snags in the foreground of this photo. Karen opened almost every piece of snow dyed fabric I […]

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Every project starts somewhere.  This one started with a yard of Snow Dyed Fabric and a jacket pattern.  My Snow Dyed Fabric is dramatic and I did not want it to compete with the body of the jacket.  I hand dyed the jacket fabric and the flannel fabric for the batting.  But it needed something […]

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The Dragonfly and Ginkgo Leaf Jacket is one of the first pieces of clothing I made using paintstiks and stencils.  It was the most nerve racking by far.  I had just enough Hand Dyed Fabric to make the jacket, any mistakes could have been fatal. The dragonflies are all done using Iridescent Silver, with a […]

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Four Seasons is a paintstik & stencil project.  A real attention grabber.  It is created  using the Aspen Trees Stencil and the Mini Iridescent sets Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall and Matte Ivory Black.  White Silk/Cotton Fabric is the base fabric,  in each panel I started painting in the background using the lightest color of the […]

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Falling Leaves is one of my favorite jackets, it is easy to wear and it has pockets.  It is also a paintstik project that evolved, it started as a simple jacket and ended up rather dramatic, never fails to attract attention. The original panels are the ones you see on Hand Dyed Gold fabric.  I […]

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