22.10.14

Pumpkin Fun






So much fun painting pumpkins we may just have to make another  trip to the pumpkin patch, ASAP!

20.10.14

Halloween Altered Slide Mailer with my Craftwell Ebrush


 Hello! Welcome to my first post as a Craftwell Ebrush Design Team Member.  Should you have any questions please feel free to ask. Today I would like to show you my NEW "Must have tool for 2014!"
Would you like to know how I did this?
Todays supplies include:
  • Craftwellusa Ebrush w/adapters 
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • BIC Markit Marker
  • Copic Marker
  • Slide Mailer
  • Cardstock
  • Oven Baked Clay
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Fibers
  • Flowers
  • Wire
  • Letters
  • Metal Embellishments
  • glue
  • Crystal lacquer or Glossy Accents w/red alcohol mixed in

I started with my slider mailer. I airbushed a base coat with my Spectrum Noir markers on all four sides using DR5 and Bic Markit in Tuxedo Black for shading and on all edges.



Next I started creating the embellishments for a scary scene. I carved out a scull, fingers, bones, grave stone and leaves.


I thought it would be an appropriate grave site embellishment to have black roses. Below ready to airbrush black.

I used plastic lettering for my cover "do not enter" below but the letters blew around too much..

So, I decided to place double sided tape to my craft mat and adhere the lettering down while I airbrushed them from clear to black.

I also airbrushed my clay fingers with copic markers skin colors as my clay was white.  I added some gause and Ebrushed with Spectrum Noir markers.


I chose G45 paper to embellish behind the fingers and inside cover.


I created a broom out of a small wooden spoon. I used my Ebrush and sprayed the spoon black, so quick and easy!
I used fibers as the bristles. Now all of my embellishments  are ready to glue down.  

Lastly I used some Crystal lacquer mixed with red alcohol ink as blood dripping for a finishing touch.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and inspired you to try this "Must Have" Crafting tool!

Warmly, 



13.10.14

Sin City Stamps and Gelli Arts



Hello fellow crafters, Peggy here to share my Gelli Printing fun.
This month we are partnering with Gelli Arts and I must tell you it is Very addicting!
Supplies used today are:
Acrylic Paint 
Brayer
Vellum Paper
Cardstock
Punch for trim
Enamel Accents
Embellishments 

I started out with a clean gelli plate and I randomly placed acrylic  paint sparingly. Using my brayer I spread the paint evenly. 

This picture below shows using only white paint. 
After laying down color I placed my stencil on top of the paint and added a second layer of paint. Since the first layer on my gelli plate was wet and sticky the stencil stayed in place. I used my brayer to spread secondary colors on top.

Here is my gelli plate ready for printing.


I placed a sheet of vellum on top of my gelli plate
And gravity pulled my sheet toward my gelli plate. Because the vellum is semi transparent you can see which spots needed a gental touch to adhere to the vellum paper.


As you can see this process is very addicting.

Here is one of my favorite  prints cut out and ready for mounting. I desided to make a few cards.
Below I used a flower cut out from Sin City Stamps to place over my print.

Here is my finished product. I layered yellow cardstock on black cardstock. Next I used a MS punch on black cardstock for the bottom. I also used ribbon and lace embellishments and finished it off with enamel accents.
Below is a print with the background paint made into a card using the same process.

So much fun! I had a great time making prints. Next time I think I'll include the kids!
I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and check out Sin City Stamps for your stamping, chipboard , stencil needs and more!
I would also like to thank Gelli Arts for their fabulous  Gelli plate!


Warmly,  










4.10.14

Design Team Announcement

Hello crafty peeps! I am proud and excited to announce a new team I will be designing for. Craftwell USA Ebrush team! I cannot wait to show you the exciting projects I have in store to inspire your creative juices. This brush is a fantastic tool for every crafter. This air brush utilizes the many markers you may already have in your supplies. Just to name a few: Spectrum Noir, Copic sketch, Crayola, and even dollar store markers with the many adapters available. If you haven't seen it yet check  it  out! http://blog.craftwellusa.com


26.9.14

Halloween Decor Box with Sin City Stamps


Hello!

Peggy here to show you how I altered this box. All month we have been patnered up with Pan  Pastels.  Now that it is officially  Fall I can't  get my mind off Halloween! This box could be used for home decor or filled with treats for a special  little ghost.

List of supplies used today :
Black oven baked clay
Black Gelato
Various metal gears
Homemade Stencil
Black Acrylic paint
Rub and Buff
Fixative spray
Black Cardstock

I began by covering my box with pieces of clay that had been poked to resemble metal. I stamped my red rubber unmounted stamp into the clay and I cut around the balloon image. I baked my pieces in the oven with the given instructions on the package of clay.

I painted the box with black paint. After drying I glued each piece on the box with crystal lacquer.
I colored my pieces with my finger and rub & buff lightly catching the raised areas only. I used pan pastels on the edges of my balloon embellishment.


I created a piece of paper for the inside bottom of my box using a pan pastel blend using my soft tools sponge.  I cut out a homemade stencil and using my black gelatos I randomly  placed some bats, again using my finger for applications. I sprayed my cardstock with a sealer to ensure the pan pastels and gelatos stay in place.

I made some bats cut out of black cardstock, colored with black gelatos and edged with purple pastels.

I used some thread to simulate the bats pulling the balloon through the air.

Finally I added some metal embellishments.

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I encourage you try Pan Pastels and Sin City Stamps!

Warmly,



12.9.14

Mushroom Mini Album with Sin City Stamps

Hello! Peggy here to show you how I made this fantasy fairy mushroom mini album.

Todays supplies include:
I began by covering all chipboard with cardstock  using matt medium and fussy cutting around each piece.  Using sand paper
around the edges blends the cardstock into the chipboard almost seamlessly.  I used pan pastels in two shades of purple for shading around windows, the door, mushroom holes and fairies.



I used stickles around the wings of each fairy

I cut some paper pages I had previously coffee stained into mushroom shapes using my back cover as a template. I hand crinkled the pages, distressed the edges with both distress Inks 
and purple pan pastels

Here you can see the thickness of the mini album and the dimension brought in by crinkling the pages.

I added my hand made flowers and a couple from Michaels. I colored and shaded all flowers with pan pastels.
I layered all embellishments on a lace applique. 
My see through holes are exposing the patterned cardstock from DCWV.


This is my finished fairy mini album. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I encourge you take a look at Sin City Stamps for your stamping, chipboard and stenciling needs.


22.8.14

Halloween Tag using Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages

Hello, Peggy here to show you my halloween tag inspired by our sponsored partners Altered Pages and our fabulous Sin City Stamps.

Suplies used today are:
Stazon Ink
Patterned cardstock G45
Foam stickers
Scissors
Ribbon
Black Accents
Black Pen


 I stamped my images onto G45 patterned paper 
with stazon ink and accented the dots on the 
balloon with black accents.
 I fussy cut all of the images.
I cut out my own tags using
 a ruler and drawing straight lines to help 
ensure an accurate scallop on top.

I put all of the pieces together using foam
 adhesive dots. Finally adding the collaged
Words and a shadow to each of the 
blocked collaged words with a black pen.
A black ribbon on top brings it together.

"Over Treetops Fly The Witches 
Happy To Bring Toils And Twitches"

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I encourge you
to stop by Sin City Stamps for your stamping, 
chipboard and stenciling needs. A big thank you to our 
sponsor's please take a moment to visit their page
Warmly




8.8.14

Designing with Sin City Stamps and Altered Pages


Hello! Peggy here to show you how I made this fabulous friendship hot air balloon wall decor piece.

For the entire month of August we are partnering with Altered Pages to bring you some really awesome projects from some very talented designers.
Todays list of supplies include:
I started with a blank chipboard book from Sin City Stamps. I painted the edges with black acrylic paint before pasting patterned paper to the front and back of the back cover.

Next I traced the slats and edges of the balloon onto another piece of patterned paper and cut with an exacto knife.  I distressed all edges with Broken China Distress ink. Then glued my papers down with Golden matte medium for a smooth finish.

I fussy cut my Fairys as well as my stamped images of Wings and Fairy Words and distressed all edges. I used Aged Mahogany distress inks to color the stamped image of the fairy wings and glued them to my fussy cut fairy above.

I used white gesso around the edges for a shabby look using my finger

Next I wanted to embellish my piece. I made clay pieces, first I cut strips of clay and cut them to resemble a banner and bent them befor baking. After baking I stamped the words "Pixie" and "Dust" with unmounted stamps to easily bend over the curves in stazon black ink. Not pictured, I used a spellbinders die to cut and make an impression in clay by pressing with my hands and baked as directed on package.  I stamped the word "Friends" in stazon black ink and distressed and colored with Distress inks.



I used Broken China Distress inks to color some seam binding to match and wrapped some wire for hanging. Lastly I used some stickles as fairy dust sparingly.
Thank you for joining me today. I hope I have inspired you to create your own decor piece to give to a special friend.
Please visit Altered Pages and Sin City Stamps for your crafting needs.

Warmly,