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.

Brought to you by DecoArt blogger outreach program. 


DIY Chandelier Makeover

Dixie Belle Paint Company and eBrush by Craftwell USA
Hello! today I would like to show you my garage sale makeover. I found this brass chandelier that desperately needed a makeover.
Today's supplies include: 
White Gesso 
Sanding paper
Patterned paper over old cones

I cleaned my brass piece with a damp cloth and let dry.  I used my eBrush with siphon today by mixing Dixie Belle Paint (Sea Glass) with water. More paint than water ratio. I sprayed in layers my goal was not to cover the entire surface. I wanted to see a bit of the brass. I also used gesso in spots for a shabby look. 
Then I took my sand paper to spots to expose more brass bits. 
Next I took some patterned paper and wrapped it around the tube/cylinders that house the electrical for the light bulbs. 

I love the result!

This project was a little tricky to photograph but in real life this little chandelier is so cute!
Thank you to our sponsor this month Dixie Bell Paints for providing us with some fabulous paint check them out!
As well you can find our eBrush by Craftwell USA Here..
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and to everyone I wish a Merry Christmas!


Peggy Oliver
Blog: http://mystampingobsession.blogspot.com


DIY Cafe Paris Wall Decor with DecoArt Stencils

Hello! Today I would like to show you how I made this wooden sign from a scrap of wood. 
Supplies used today are: 
Paint Brush
Pictured here are all my supplies. I found a piece of wood from a sign shop dumpster. Its three ply. Pretty nice wood but the grain is going the wrong way for my sign. 

I used Gesso from the Media line at DecoArt and covered my entire piece of wood. 

 Next I mixed some black with white liquid acrylic pain to make grey and created some lines to represent three separate pieces of wood. As if it were nailed together I even created nail holes with paint.  Next I mixed the cadmium red with white to create pink. I lightly brushed both the pink and grey colors over my entire piece to resemble a worn out or distressed look. 
 Then it was time to stencil and I chose to use some DecoArt Media Crackle Paste and some Cadmium Red mixed together.  This gave me a really cool pink crackle.
 Next I decided to add a white wash using white acrylic watered down and I covered my entire piece.

 Lastly I touched up my stencil lettering with some red cadmium and silver metalic paints from the DecoArt Media Line.  I just used my fingers to lightly touch the raised lettering. 

And that's it! Fabulous DIY wooden decor!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial  and I encourage you to visit 
DecoArt Blog and Website for their complete line of Media and Stencils. 


Home decor with DecoArt

 Hello Peggy Oliver here to show you how I transformed my dollar store boxes with my DecoArt products into a vintage storage solution. I started with a set of boxes they came three across. I glued these set of three to each other using E6000 glue.
Next I used Americana Gel Stains from DecoArt.  I applied my gel stain with a brush and wiped it off with a cloth. I did this in sections.  Below is the stain directly applied to the pine box.

Below you can see the result after wiping it off. 

This is the back of the two boxes now one and all stained.  It really looks darker in real life to resemble oak. Fantastic stain I love my results.
Here finished I applied handles to the backs of each drawer so I could slide them in and out easily and gave it that vintage feel.  This final photo shows the more true to life color

I hope you have enjoyed today's tutorial and a huge thank you to DecoArt for the Gel Stains. You can find them here: Americana Gel Stains Oak


Christmas Globe card

Hello and Good Day! Today I am showing my siphoned eBrush Snow globe Card using Dixie Belle Mineral Chalk Paint. 

I used my eBrush with siphon today by mixing Dixie Belle Paint (Sea Glass) with water. More paint than water ratio. I pinned my "tobe" globe onto a board standing up against the wall.  I sprayed in layers allowing not only my paper to recover but prevent streaks from dripping down the paper. I am using 120 lb white cardstock.
I used some gesso to create white snow by dotting my globe with the tip of my metal pokey thing.. lol  Then it was  time for a little reflection mark on the top I used a PITT white pen to make two little marks to imply a reflection or highlight.  I assembled my card using double sided tape and here are my results. 

Thank you to our sponsor today Dixie Belle you can find their fine paints here: http://dixiebellepaint.com/

Get your eBrush by Craftwell USA and accessories here: Craftwell USA

Happy Holidays and thank you for joining us!


Challenge 74 XXX Xmas

Hello today I wanted to show you my snarky Christmas card that sorta fits the theme.. 
I totally did not go XXX rated with this one but I thought I would share it all the same.. 
It made me laugh out loud.. 

Still makes me laugh out loud.. hahaha
Anyway If you would like to join the Sisters in some snarky fun join us by making your own XXX rated card you can post it to our blog: http://snarkystampers.blogspot.ca/
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