15.5.17

Guest Designer on Sin City Stamps Peggy Oliver

Sin City Stamps!

Supplies used today are: 
Sin City Stamps 
ribbon spool (optional)
Ink
embellishments 
acetate 
cardstock 
Die (TH in this case)
embossing machine
patterned paper
double sided tape
wet glue
double sided foam tape

Hello! Welcome, I want to share with you my passion for mixed media stamps and Sin City Stamps delivers.  Today I am guest appearing for Sin City Stamps by far one of my favorites.   

 I used double sided tape to adhere my unmounted red rubber background stamp from Sin City Stamps to an old ribbon spool. 
 I used versafine black ink on my patterned paper. I rolled my stamp onto my paper and also used second and third generation stamping in any empty spots.   Then crinkled it all up and glued it to my plain cardstock.  I let it dry and ran my die and paper through an embossing and cutting machine. 
 I used Memento black ink for the wings on acetate and cut them out. 

  I glued my embellishments with foam tape and wet glue  and also attached a chain at the top.

This might just end up on around a nice bottle of wine as a gift.
Thanks for joining me!
Check out Sin City Stamps Here: http://sincitystamps.com/
And more projects like this here: http://sincity-stamps.blogspot.ca/

26.4.17

Owl Always Love Whoo

Hi Today I am showing a card using a coloring book image cut and colored. 
Supplies used today are: 
Alcohol Marker
Cardstock
Ribbon
Patterned Paper
Easy background coloring made in a jiffy. I colored my focal image with alcohol markers and out lined some of the leaves and left parts white/blank. Then I used my eBrush to color in all the white areas. I could literally get a fine mist of color onto my paper and it took about 10 seconds!.

 I cut and layered all of my patterned paper onto thick cardstock card base and placed some ribbon and within 15 - 20 mins I had a card ready to mail off.
Have a great rest of your week! 

Peggy 

19.4.17

Thank you flowers

Hi Peggy here and today I am going to show you my handmade flowers using my eBrush and background paper using my cut n boss electronic embossing machine. 
Supplies used today: 
markers
cardstock
stamped sentiment
ink
gel medium
flower punch/flower petals hand cut
water
glue/tape
floral wire
 I started with my flowers and petals. I eBrushed (sprayed) with alcohol markers to get different effects on each petal. Some were light on the outside and some not. Then I sprayed water on each petal and formed my petals with the bottom of a pen and rolling some over a pencil and squishing the ends to create a more natural form. Breaking down the fibers with water and a pen help to form the petals more easily. I let them dry before placing them all on top of each other and fitting them with some floral wire for stayman and gluing the centers in place.
Next I chose some complementary colors of cardstock and quickly embossed them using my Craftwell embossing folders and my Cut N Boss electronic embossing machine. I cut them all down to size to make this Thank You card.
I taped and glued everything down and for a final touch I painted the tips of my flowers with pearl metallic mica powders and gel medium.

Have a great day! Check out the store on the Craftwell site here: http://www.craftwellusa.com

15.3.17

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:

Torch 
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.


10.3.17

New Digital Printable Journal Kit


 Each digital kit includes a template to print on your favorite patterned paper
all you have to do is trim and fold.

9.3.17

March Madness Sale

If you've been looking for the perfect deal on an eBrush, accessories, dies or embossing folders, the Cut-n-Boss, etc... NOW is your chance! Use the code PEGGY50 for 50% off your order at Craftwell. http://shop.craftwellusa.com

7.3.17

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! 

6.3.17

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!

18.2.17

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!!

15.2.17

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
stickers
lace 
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
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4.2.17

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.