Journal Drawing Fun

It's ‪#‎Artchain‬ Day3 for me today... Thank you Lynne Mizera for nominating me. First off I would like to nominate the talented Ms Terri Sproul. to put up a photo on Facebook of a crafty item created by her for five days in a row - use Hashtag "Artchain" in her post- and nominate someone else to RIDE THE TRAIN! Here is my offering for Day3
This is pencil drawn and colored with prismacolor pencils and acrylic paint. 

Enjoy your day!


Artchain Day 2

It's ‪#‎Artchain‬ Day2 for me today... Thank you Lynne Mizera for nominating me. First off I would like to nominate the talented Ms Barbara Rankin. to put up a photo on Facebook of a crafty item created by her for five days in a row - use Hashtag "Artchain" in her post- and nominate someone else to RIDE THE TRAIN! Here is my offering for Day2
This was hand drawn with pencil first. I tore papers and used matte medium to keep them in place. I used Gelato's, Acrylic Paints and Prismacolor Pencils to color her and the background.  My inspiration comes from here: https://www.youtube.com/user/willowing/about 
 I can say she is fabulously creative. 
Have a Great Day!!


Creative Art with Corrugated Cardboard .

It's ‪#‎Artchain‬ Day1 for me today... So HAPPY to be riding this train! Thank you Lynne Mizera for nominating me. First off I would like to nominate the talented Ms. Christina Sedor to put up a photo on Facebook of a crafty item created by her for five days in a row - use Hashtag "Artchain" in her post- and nominate someone else to RIDE THE TRAIN!  Here is my offering for Day1

Today I am showing an out of the box creation inspired by Creative Jumpstart 2015.  This project was made out of four layers of corrugated cardboard cut into octagon shapes. Supplies used include Gesso, Matte Medium, Acrylic Inks, Acrylic Paints, Stencils, Masks, Butterfly DieCut, Skins  
Enjoy the day!


Mixed Media on Wet Wipes?

Hi! Peggy here to show you how I used a wet wipe for my substrate in this fun project.

Supplies used today are:

  • Ebrush by Craftwell
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • White Gesso
  • Inks (honestly were just wiped off my craft sheet)
  • Wet Wipe or similar (Dryer Sheet/Paper Towel)
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Stencils
  • Printer
  • Painters Tape
  • Copy Paper
  • Image to print
  • Printer

  I started with a dried dirty, inky, wet wipe to which I applied white gesso and let dry before adding any color.

I brought out a few stencils and using a sponge I applied acrylic paint to the numbers on my stencil and onto my wipe.  Next I played with my Ebrush and the stencils. I have a great sunburst stencil that I used in conjunction with my Spectrum Noir Markers in OR1

The last step I did was tape my art down with painters tape to a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper and feed it through my laser printer. I chose a flower/butterfly theme for my image as my colors screamed garden. I also used a black and white image for contrast. 

whalla my mini project! I love it! I am planning to adhere this to a canvas in the near future so I can admire my work. I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I encourage you to try out the Ebrush from Craftwell on your next mixed media project!



Steampunk Airship Nightlight

Hello Peggy here to show you my last posting for Sin City Stamps! Its been a great run with some great folks and Awesome product! I present: My Steampunk Nightlight! It can be hung or attached to the wall.. I love it!
Todays supplies: 
Chipboard Airship
Silver Cardstock
Patterned Paper
Stazon Ink Black
Crystal Lacquer
Chains, keys, gears, switches, bolts anything metal

I created a two inch molding out of chipboard around two pieces of a chipboard airship to create a 3d effect. I covered the outside of the ship with silver reflective cardstock. Below shows the stamps and metal pulled out for easy access and to help with the creative flow. 
I stamped my Sin City Stamps with Black Stazon Ink to create a back ground using four stamps. 
Next I placed my metal pieces in the order I wanted them to appear and began to adhere them with Crystal Lacquer.
This is my result below! I added a battery operated light for a glow and whalla! 

The top and bottom were covered with Graphic 45 patterned paper. I added a hook and chain for hanging. I used patterned paper to also create a floor to hold the light on the inside.
Ball chain was added.

That's it! I am very proud to have been on the Sin City Stamps Design Team for two terms and I wish all the best to Donna and her fabulous Sin City Stamps Creations!
Congratulations to the new team I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Mixed Media Layering Backgrounds

Hello! Peggy here to show you my latest mixed media canvas using acrylic paints and my eBrush!
Today's supplies used are:

Spectrum Noir Markers 
Acrylic Paints
5 Stencils / 6 Masks 
Paint Brush
Golden White Gesso
Canvas (in this case sticky back canvas on chipboard)
Tonic Modular Die (used as stencil)
Golden Molding Paste
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Painters Tape

I prepped my canvas with white gesso and completely dried before starting. Next I added my background color with acrylic paint in a light blue. Then I added some texture with Golden Molding Paste and a hexagon stencil. I got impatient with the drying time on the molding paste so I switched up and used gesso as ink for some masks of a fleur de lis to offset all the blue. 
Next I brought out my eBrush and stenciled to my hearts content with bright yellow and green using my Spectrum Noir Markers. 

To tone this all down I used a watered down gesso mixture and applied using a credit card. You can see my mixture of water and gesso is still transparent enough to see the yellow and blue . I used about six numbers as masks. These particular masks are actually stickers placed in formation and sprayed with my eBrush in BT5 Spectrum Noir markers. I also used the side of the credit card to make lines on the numbers only going vertically and horizontally..
I brought out a die from Tonic Studios, my eBrush and a Spectrum Noir Marker. I taped my edges down with painters tape and around the die to prevent over spray.  I turned on my eBrush machine on the second pressure light and proceeded to cover the entire die.
Next I added some white gesso and water again to tone down the color. I wanted more texture so out came the molding paste again. This time after drying I put the stencil back on the in the same place and eBrushed just the raised portion of the molding paste. I love the effect.!
White gesso was used again on the tips of some of the raised image and also used to drip down the top of the canvas.  Lastly I darkened up the edges with distress inks. 
I just can't stop adding layers.. so fun!

I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial and I encourage You to try this technique! Above all have Fun!!


Sin City Stamps Tags

Hello! Peggy Here to show you my tags created with Sin City Stamps background set from Terri Sproul Art Journal 2 set.
Supplies used today are: 
Shipping Tags
White Gesso
Brown Stazon Ink
Black Stazon Ink
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain
Versa Mark Ink
Clear Embossing Powder
Black Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Heat Gun
Seam binding optional

 I started with White Gesso on my tags. I wanted to play with resist so after stamping my background with Stazon Ink, I embossed another background stamp on top using Versa Mark Ink and Clear Embossing Powder. I headed this to set with my heat gun.

I stamped sentiments on my tag from the same set.. it reads.. "Just Love Us + Art". I distressed using Tim Holtz Distress Inks. I tore some edges and also distressed with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain . I used a distressing tool from Tim Holtz along the edges. I had a very sturdy tag so I creased it up a little to look worn. 
Here is another White Gesso Tag with a brick background and sentiment from Terri Sproul's Set Art Journal 2. I added some stitch marks with black Sharpie fine tip. I distressed this tag with Tim Holtz Distress Ink black soot. I used Black Embossing powder on the sentiment.
Here are my final two tags! I added some custom died seam binding to match.

I hope you enjoyed my quick tags and I encourage you to come on over to Sin City Stamps and take a look at their great selection of stamps and stencils.


Playing with Sin City Stamps

Hello Peggy here to show you a quick card using Sin City Stamps. This card utilizes Pam Brays fabulous Collection.

Supplies used today:
Sin City Stamps Pam Bray Collection
Sin Ciy Stamps Terri Sproul Collection
Stazon Ink
Sheet of Vellum
Copic Markers
Designer paper

I started with a blank piece of blue cardstock. I stamped a brick background stamp also from Sin City Stamps Terri Sproul Journal 2 collection, and created this fabulous background. I apparently had black ink still on my stamp and that left random black patches in my design. Love it!

Next I stamped my dragonfly in Stazon ink on one side of vellum paper and turned it over to color with copic markers. I flipped the paper back to reveal a muted colored fly. Next I stamped a flower from the same Pam Bray collection as well as the sentiment.

I cut my papers to fit a designer paper and layered that onto black cardstock.

I added embellishments and I have a finished card.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I encourage you to play with your own Sin City Stamps!
You can find those fabulous stamps and more at Sin City Stamps by clicking here. Thank you for joining us!


Craftwell Ebrush Mixed Media Mini Album

Hello! Peggy here to show you how I used my eBrush to help me creare this mini album cover.
Todays supplies used:
Atlantic Paper Evolon 168gm 
Chipboard covers
 Spectrum Noir Markers
Molding Paste
Homemade Stencil
DCWV cardstock
heat gun

I started with a blank two piece front and back chipboard cover.
I desided since the Atlantic Paper was tear proof I would use it to cover the entire Mini album including the spine. I would create the inside pages with cardstock last.
Next with the Eiffel Tower stencil. I gave the stencil a thin later of molding paste.  I dried this with my heat tool and placed my stencil in the same position on top of the molding paste to give it some color with my eBrush. Using my trigger gently I was able to get the effect I was looking for with little effort.
I cut up some patterened paper and randomly glued pieces on the front. I gave this a wash with watered down gesso to tone it down a bit. Next I brought out the stencils again this time City trees for the back cover. Using my eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers I sprayed my trees and building. And again with torn paper randomly placed.

I once again placed my stencil back on the original sprayed image to give a two toned effect.  I also pulled out a homemade stencil and molding paste leaving random dots.
Another stencil called The big apple helped to fill in space. I eBrushed again with Spectrum Noir markers also using a second layer of color for dimension.
I fussy cut images from designer paper and glued them in place.
Next I created pages from heavy cardstock creating my own envelope style page with pockets.
All done...
That's all for today! I hope you enjoyed my mixed media mini album covers.
I encourge you to try our must have crafting tool the Craftwell USA eBrush. I had a fabulous time with different mediums on this versitile Evolon paper! Great stuff!
Crafters Companion has some great stuff in their store so come and check them out!


eBrush Christmas Ornament

Hello Peggy here to show you my Christmas ornament using my eBrush.

Todays supplies used are:
Sharpie metalic gold, metalic copper
Gold Glitter
Burlap ribbon

First thing I did was eBrush my stickers with my Spectrum Noir purple and Sharpie gold. My eBrush allowed me to control the overspray easily. I didn't  even have to remove them from the original packaging.
I cut a piece of acetate to place inside the ornament to help give a floating illusion and to help separate the glitter from my sticker images. At this point I desided to change my lid color from a glaring silver to metalic copper with my eBrush.
I placed my glitter on the inside behind my images.
I put my pieces together and wrapped my burlap ribbon on top with a small bow.
My final result.
I hope you have enjoyed my short tutorial.
My Craftwell Ebrush has proven to be my go to item!
And Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir markers the perfect marriage.