Sunday, May 2, 2010

Starting this month - free tutorials!

Teaching has always been one of my favourite ways of sharing my art so, starting this month, I will be offering free art and craft tutorials on my blog.

In no certain order, here are some of the planned projects.  Topics will be divided into separate tutorials for each technique, where applicable.
Natural Dyes from Your Yard and Garden 
Creating dyes and applying them to cloth and paper.

 Working with Concrete 
Stepping stones, bird baths, benches and  planters.  Making your mixes from scratch and producing beautiful art for your yard and garden.

Making Handmade Paper from Plants and Recycled Paper 
From choosing and processing your plant materials to methods for forming and drying your handmade papers.
Creating with Your Handmade Papers 
Make beautiful and functional pieces from your selection of handmade papers.
Textile and Paper Art  
Most of these techniques can be applied to textiles or paper.  Low water immersion dyeing, batik and other resist methods, devore', marbling, silk screen, block printing, nature printing.
Basic Soapmaking 
Make your own natural vegetable oil based cold process soap.
Beautiful Body Butter and Lip Balms
Use the basic formulas as the starting point for your own unique blends that address your own skin care concerns and preferences.
Pressing Flowers in a Microwave

'Follow' my blog for updates and schedules. And spread the word!  Everyone is welcome.

9 comments:

  1. Liz, I can't wait. Your generosity in sharing these techniques is awesome, thank you.

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  2. Neat. Count me in. I'll definitely be reading those. I didn't realize you made so many different kinds of art. Your creations are top notch. :)

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  3. Can't wait. It is going to be big treat for me!

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  4. Very cool! How nice of you :)
    Looking forward to it :)
    Susan

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  5. Wow, Liz-Anna! I'm excited to see them - what a fantastic array of skills you have, I'm particularly looking forward to the natural dyes, flower pressing and of course, soapmaking. You can never learn enough! thank you ☺

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  6. These look wonderful! I'll be keeping my eye out for them. :)

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  7. Looking forward to your tutorials! Wow!

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  8. Thank you for leaving your comments! I'm looking forward to it, too.

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