The folks over at the new Craft Corners Blog asked me come up with some crafty goodness for a guest blog post.   I had a lot of requests for an Ink Transfer tutorial after I made my Wedding Tree Tags, so I thought I’d roll with that idea.  Skip on over to  Craft Corners for my step-by-step tutorial on how to make No Sew Monogrammed Cloth Napkins.  Seriously, one of the easiest and most versatile techniques you’ll ever come across!

guest blog post diy monogrammed napkins no sew ink transfers

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more ink and bleach…

February 17, 2011

…finally bought that dip pen…NOT a good idea to use with bleach, but it produced for a little while…

ink and floral bleach frame

ink and bleach floral patternink

sneak peek…

September 29, 2010

sneak peek of my latest painting

Landscape detail with 4 washes of oil paint.  Many more to go.

In other news, my Live Oak Trees received some blog love this week…thanks Miss Jazzy Elizabeth!

Self Portrait #5

May 31, 2010

Thinking of those who have served and their families today.

self portrait no 5 ink and bleach

Ink & Bleach on watercolor paper.

day 4 mural detail

June 11, 2009

The map is starting to take shape.

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Since we’re going for an aged map, it makes sense to allow for some dry brush, and imperfections.  I rather enjoy painting text like this.

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Still a ways to go, but thank goodness…no faux wood.

All artwork ©2009 Heather L.  Young

These Boots, part II

September 26, 2008

Just laid the last oil wash on these boots…(“last,” provided I’m careful and don’t erase more than I should)…still haven’t decided which version works best…maybe I’ll let you all decide when the final product is ready…

check out my ratty wash brush…it came in a package of three from the dollar store, and has been doing the trick for at least 3 years.  Brush Diva, I am not.

smooth sailin’

September 2, 2008

As some of you are aware…there’s a whole other side to the Pirate’s House mural.  I’ve held off on painting that side for two reasons:

1.  I had to haul my overhead projector out of the attic…(and that thing’s heavy)

2.  The use of said heavy object makes this side considerably easier to paint than the left side.

Work in Progress:  An Adaptation of the Original Treasure Island Map, ©2008 Heather L. Young

For the detail involved in this map, you would think one would be out of his/her mind to attempt it…but it’s rather rhythmic when your using a projector.  If you’re an artist, and you like to paint murals…I highly suggest finding a spot for one of these in your attic…