Acrylic Dirty Pour and my eBrush

Hello! Peggy here today I am excited today to show you how I made this canvas! Supplies used today are:

Silicone oil
Golden GAC 800 (to reduce crazing)
Kroma Acrylic Fluid Medium
Ranger Alcohol Ink (Metallic Gold)
Liquitex Ink (Cerulean Blue)
12x16 Cotton Canvas Opus Exhibition
Recycled Newspaper to catch extra paint
cups for mixing and for legs for drying

Today was the day I had to try this technique..
I created a "Dirty Pour" Mix into a cup created of Acrylic Medium, Acrylic Paint, Silicone Oil, GAC 800 to prevent crazing and Ink. Each color was created separately in a cup with oil and medium before combining into one cup. I  slowly added each color into one cup with the majority of white on the bottom. White , Blue, Turquoise and Black with Gold alcohol ink touch.
I used Turquoise Spray from the DecoArt Media line to create these lovely branched crystals.
I do not imagine any one piece the same. 
After pouring the cocktail of mixture I tipped the canvas until the edges were covered.
I quickly fired up a  hand torch and heated the canvas to create separations in paint called cells.

Then I took my eBrush and just with air starting from about 12inches  above increasing closeness until I slowly moved paint to create whispy effects such as exposing the heavier paint underneath. This technique was ever so changing and fun to watch.

 As the paint was drying I noticed very distinct valleys of texture separation.  I would think the ink mixed with medium would be thinner (viscosity)  and separated or my sea level altitude had an effect on drying time

I let this all dry overnight on the kitchen counter and woke up and hung my piece.
I love it! I will be coating this to protect it.

Check out Craftwell USA's page for your eBrush for great techniques such as this.


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Acrylic Pour Sneak Peek #2

OMG'sh can you say cells! I love what I woke up to .. 
Well.. if you would like to know how I did this you can see my post  on
Craftwell USA's Blog next week March 15, 2017.
I will be including tons of pictures so check in! 


Acrylic Pour Sneak Peek

I have been working on some acrylic pouring and I will share once it is dried. This process is so fun, relaxing and freeing of control.  Check back in tomorrow! Some of my supplies include: alcohol inks/sprays as well as a couple mediums and silicone oil. And of course my eBrush by Craftwell!


Extreme Challenge #78

Things are bad!! Please send chocolate.. toblerone to be exact.. lol
today I show you my Xtream Vintage tag  with skull double stamped off my card. 

Join me and the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers on our challenge #78
post your stamped image to play along. 

Thanks for taking a look and joining me today have a great weekend!!


Valentines Tag My Love

Hi! This is Peggy and I am showing you my Valentines Tag. 

Supplies used today are: 

alcohol markers
white flowers 
wood embellishment
patterned paper

I sprayed red alcohol markers on my flowers to coordinate with my papers today.  Then I created a tag from cardstock and with my adaptor for my specific marker I was able to make my own embellishments with ease using my eBrush. 

Next I layered my stickers and embellishments to create this tag. 

I enjoyed creating today's tag for "My Love".  Check out our eBrush by Craftwell Here!
I hope you had a fantastic Valentine's Day!

Peggy Oliver


Outrageous Sisters Challenge

Hello and Welcome! Today I am showing you my challenge for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.
The Challenge is called O for Outrageous and I created a little mixed media treat for you today.
I am in love with DecoArt Products and today I am showing you a DecoArt Crackle Paste dried and sprayed with DecoArt media line Shimmer Mister (Turquoise) and water. The tail is made using Tim Holtz Distress Paints (chipped sapphire, mermaid lagoon, seedless preserves), sprayed water and dripped 70% alcohol.
Come and join us for this challenge down at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog and upload your picture for the challenge. 


DIY Decor with Craftwell USA

 Hello! Today I would like to show you my DIY bathroom decor piece. 
Today's supplies include: 
Potpourri bag of assorted shapes to airbrush
Alcohol Marker

Below is the bag I started with of Potpourri nicely scented for my bathroom. 
 I used my eBrush  to give the purple and pink shades I needed for my flowers. I held my eBrush 12inches away from my flowers and gave them all a kiss of pink and purple. I love how some came out lighter than others for a variation in color. 
Next it was time to glue down the pieces of potpourri onto the piece of the dried driftwood. 
 And that is it! I have a beautiful piece of placed flowers and sponges that smell great too!
 This is my result. 

 I hope you enjoyed todays DIY and encourage you to check out our blog at http://blog.craftwellusa.com/

Peggy Oliver


Y did you buy that!

Hi Crafty Folk! I would like to share with you my "Y did you buy that" for the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers.  Here I am showing you my World Tour Stamps from Inkadinkado purchased several years ago and never used.
Apparently I thought I would be going on a world tour sometime soon and 
so I purchased these stamps.. 6yrs later... lol 
So I made this 2Bach World Tour Tag For a Backstage Pass to all the inside scoop.lol 

I hope you enjoyed Challenge #76 Come on down to join us and post your entries!


Stencil Texture Building

Hello Peggy here to show you my stencil fun over the weekend. 
Today's supplies include: 
 I chose to whiten my tag and painted it white but this is your preference.  I started with my tag. I used one stencil for this tag and I wanted a shabby pink look so pink it was.  I airbrushed my tag with my stencil using my eBrush. So simple and quick! Then it was time to embellish.  My eBrush made this process so easy my seven year old can easily handle this machine. I love my final result. 
 Next I chose a few different stencils and mix and matched as I airbrushed and turned my stencils to create this fabulous background paper to emulate those Northern Lights we get in Canada. I had the perfect stamp of trees in the foreground.  This example uses four colors of markers and each time I used my eBrush to change colors I also changed the direction of the stencil.
Here is my result.. 
 I hope you enjoyed my stencil play! I recently cleaned my space and WOW I have a ton of stuff I had forgotten about. This let to play of course.. I hope you enjoyed this read and I encourage you to try out the eBrush. This tool is just too fun!!

Peggy Oliver


DecoArt Media Line

Hello Peggy here to show you how I made this canvas texture with DecoArt Media line. 

Today's supplies include : 
Tissue Paper
Mini Art Stones 
Acrylic Paint
Paint brushes

I blended some Media molding paste with my mini art stones until my desired consistency. Using a spatula I scraped across the middle of the prepared canvas leaving behind various levels of texture. Next I used matte medium to glue down some tissue paper. I just used what was on hand. In my case it was a pattern that I then covered in white gesso on the top half of my canvas. 
 I let this dry completely and started with coloring my sky with quinacridone blue, phthalo green, ultramarine blue, dioxazine violet, titanium white and gold highlights. I determined my skyline and when from there.

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