The Journey Is The Destination: Techniques for Mixed Media & Fabric Art (Video Download)

Discover how you can add new dimensions to your artwork!
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Discover how you can add new dimensions to your artwork! Learn the secrets of transparency manipulation along with fabric altering and creative machine sewing. In this workshop we will explore: working with resin, burning, stitching, dyeing, and stamping. Once we have covered the various techniques, we will incorporate them together to create "beneath the surface," a project that will combine all your new skills.
Materials list:
  • Sewing machine
  • StazOn® ink (Saddle Brown, or your favorite color)
  • Rubber stamps (deeply etched)
  • Disposable bowls or cups
  • Instant coffee crystals
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paper towels
  • Muslin, natural - 1 yard
  • Organza, sheer white or cream - 1 yard
  • Organza, assorted colors
  • Tulle, assorted colors
  • Kunin felt or wool felt (Note: Both burn completely differently; if you want less of a burnt effect use the wool as it's a slow burn and you can control it more, but the Kunin gives you a nice raised edge.)
  • Threads for quilting in colors to complement your palette
  • Craft or quilting pins
  • Scissors
  • Awl
  • Metal pie tin or cookie sheet
  • Tea light candle
  • Book text, sheet music, or painted papers
  • Assorted synthetic fibers and fabrics
  • Outdoor trash bag to use as a work surface.
  • Resin
  • Transparency images
  • Creative Textile Tool® (or soldering iron)
  • Heat gun

SKU: EP0988

Author/Speaker/Editor: Ruth Rae

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Interesting and inspirational Review by Caroline Alexander

As a newcomer to mixed media arts amd crafts, I found this video very informative. It opened my eyes to the possibilities of using these techniques in my other crafts, and for the first time in years I am using paints and other media, and experimenting, and having fun! I have even threaded up my needles again, made my own stamps, and tried melting and fusing all sorts of things I had never thought much about before. Why should men have all the fun with the tools in their sheds? I had trouble playing this video with Vista, and Interweave were not really much help - its the quicktime format itself that causes problems, not actually Interweave's fault.

(Posted on 2/25/11)

The Journey is the destination Review by Sherry Collier

This was totally awesome and I say that being 62 years old. She is a fantastic instructor I will definetley buy more of Ruth"s videos The one thing that upset me was the video person. after she did the resin,there was no close up , there were several items she made but we didn't get a close up or sometimes no shot at all. watch it and you'll see. other than that I found the class great.Just don"t let me guess on the next one.

(Posted on 2/12/11)

Not worth the money Review by judy alexander

I realize that this was one of the first videos that QA produced but I was shocked at how bad the quality was. The content was weak to say the least and I feel this was a real waste of time and money. Do not buy this product.

(Posted on 1/6/11)