DIY Design

Watercolor Paint Types

July 15, 2017

When I start creating a new pattern or print for fabric, I always start with my sketchbook and a pencil. I then use pens, markers and Sharpies to add color and other details. Recently, decided to expand my design tools and explore watercolor paints. If you are new to watercolor paints, you might[...]


Watercolor Paint Types

July 15, 2017
Watercolor doodle | DivineNY.com

When I start creating a new pattern or print for fabric, I always start with my sketchbook and a pencil. I then use pens, markers and Sharpies to add color and other details. Recently, decided to expand my design tools and explore watercolor paints. If you are new to watercolor paints, you might …

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Highlights from our Block Printing Workshop

July 15, 2017
Block printing on fabric | DivineNY.com

Last Sunday (July 9th) was a lot of fun as we had a full-house for the 2nd segment of our Summer Sundays Creative Workshop series. This month’s printmaking technique focused on the art of block printing. Designs were transferred onto a linoleum block and carved using lino cutters. The blocks were …

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Inspired by Watercolor

July 4, 2017
Watercolor sketch with pan watercolor | DivineNY.com

I recently participated in Pattern Observer’s 5 Day Design Shake Up. The purpose of this shake up or “challenge” was to encourage creative exploration. When you are a creative professional, it is easy to get caught up in the administrative side of your business, absorbed in client projects or bogged down in full …

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Craft Box Project with Craff House

June 11, 2017
My project with Craff House | DivineNY.com

The past several weeks, I’ve been working with the amazing creative team at Craff House on creating a video tutorial for a special craft box that was sent to select media and influencers. Being able to work with professional script writers, set designers, editing and sound crew made the filming process such fun! …

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Summer Sundays: New Creative Workshop Series

May 7, 2017
Summer Sundays - new workshop series

Get ready for the launch of Summer Sundays, our new creative summer workshop series! One Sunday month, we’ll spend the afternoon exploring our creative side. Each month, you’ll learn different fabric design and printmaking techniques that you can then apply to your own product design ideas or home decorating projects. Each session …

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Wedding Keepsake Gift idea

October 30, 2016

I recently completed a special project where I created a natural dye from the petals of a wedding bouquet to dye fabric for a table linen set. This unique wedding keepsake was a gift from the maid of honor for the bride. Having this ultra-unique keepsake displayed at home is a guaranteed way to bring […]

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My NEW Skillshare Class: Glass Painting

August 5, 2016
Glass Painting Class on Skillshare - enroll now! | DivineNY.com

I am excited to announce that my first class on Skillshare is now open for enrollment! If you’re wondering what to do with those used wine bottles after the dinner party, then this class might be perfect for you! In this glass painting class, I’ll provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to decorate …

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Fabric Paints

August 4, 2016
Fabric Paints give a faded design a new life | DivineNY.com

I love working with fabric paints! They provide endless opportunities to transform your wardrobe and create one-of-a-kind wearable art. There are several brands available however the brand I work with most often is Jacquard Textile Paints. The medium consistency delivers intense color and leaves your fabric soft. Be careful not to dilute with …

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Painting Beachside in Naples, Florida

June 5, 2016
Silk Painting Corporate Event | DivineNY.com

Last month, I had the pleasure of hosting a silk scarf painting workshop spouse activity for the Morgan Stanley Annual Chairman Conference at the Ritz Carleton Beach Resort in Naples, Florida! Painting beachside was truly a wonderful experience! If you haven’t been to Naples, FL, I suggest you plan a visit! The beaches along …

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Silk Painting Kit

May 29, 2016
Silk Painting Kit | DivineNY.com

I’m excited to announce the launch of a new silk painting kit! In this kit, you’ll learn how to design a silk scarf using gold metallic outliner and silk paints. The color palette incorporates orange, midnight blue and black. The floral pattern is one of my exclusive designs. It’s fun, lively and …

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