Technique: Color Blending with Mineral Spirits

image by Heather Hobrook

image by Heather Hobrook

One of my favorite coloring techniques is using colored pencils and blending them with odorless mineral spirits. It gives a really smooth, soft look and makes for wonderful shading, shadowing and blending.
 
I recommend the Gamsol brand of mineral spirit put…

A SELF-STRIPING MODULAR MOMENT

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SELF STRIPING MODULAR DESIGN

Wish I’d thought to combine self-striping yarn with modular construction.  This combination creates a really interesting but simple to create effect.  The babyghan shown is knit, but check out the diagram to figure out an easy way…

Handmade Faire – NJ

handmade-faire-200x200Watch out, New Jersey! Burlington County’s most cutting edge art and craft show - The Handmade Faire - Summer of Love is coming at you soon. The festival will take place on Saturday, July 18, 2009 from 10am-4pm at Freedom Park…