Please check the Artistic Artifacts blog on a regular basis ... fiber and mixed media tutorials are posted frequently, as well as tips for working with products we sell and techniques for using them. A selection of these articles:
Exploring the Possibilities of Gelatos: view Part 1 | view Part 2
Our Free Quilt Patterns
Artistic Artifacts Bright Batik Block Quilt Pattern & Kits
Our Bright Batik Blocks Quilt (approximate size 48 in. x 66 in.) was featured in our booth at the 2016 Quilt Market and International Quilt Festival in Houston! Our pattern is quick and easy to put together. We used a variety of our own Batik Tambal Exclusive Batik fabrics combined with two colors of the She Sells design by Frond Design Studios to create this vibrant beauty (and kits are now available, see below!). Our instructions will leave you with enough blocks to add an additional eighth row if you want your quilt to be longer, or, as pictured here, you can choose to piece the backing with the left over fabrics and blocks for a fun and reversible look to your quilt! Download your free Bright Batik Blocks Quilt Pattern »
Join Shelly Stokes of Cedar Canyon Textiles, author of Design Magic for Paintstiks on Fabric, as she shows you how to use Shiva Artist's Paintstiks with stencils to create your own fabulous fabric
Elizabeth Woodford illustrates her take on creating a batik-like fabric using a flour resist instead of wax. Visit her blog for instructions and photos (technique originally described in Quilting Arts magazine and reiterated via a Quilting Arts newsletter by editor Pokey Bolton: “This is NOT my technique,” writes Elizabeth. “I am simply providing pictures with discussion of my experience with a few tips and some things that I learned along the way...“)
Artistic Artifacts sells a wide variety of books, DVDs and magazines for inspiration and to learn new mixed media techniques. Classes and workshops with renowned local and international instructors, as well as store events such as book signings and demonstrations, are scheduled on a regular basis — visit our calendar to see what’s happening.