27.10.14

Boo Box Card

Boo! Happy Halloween to you all!
Peggy here to show you my Box Card! I absolutely  love how the parts jiggle.
Supplies used today:
  • EBrush with Adapters
  • Black cardstock
  • Wooden Letters
  • Patterned Paper
  • Acetate Packaging
  • Ribbon
  • Sharpie Markers black ,gold metalic and red
  • Medical gauze 
  • stencil

I chose a card style to pop! I searched youtube and found plenty of videos on how to make this card! I started with an 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock I followed the directions to achieve a box with no bottom so it can be folded. Inside are hinges or tabs to suspend everything in the middle. This style of fancy folding card is called a box card.
I used G45 papers and DCWV to embellish the box.
I used my fabulous new Ebrush system to create this bat below using a hand cut stencil from plastic. Next I sprayed red on the gauze to simulate blood.



Here is my box folded below

Each element is suspended on acetate strips glued to the inside tabs. I used the Letters BOO Ebrushed in black sharpies and edged in gold sharpie. My new must have tool has proven to be a goto item!


Another hand cut element the second bat sitting on the Boo! I cut this from packaging and sprayed it using...you guessed it..My Ebrush.

So easy and versitile. 
Thank you for joining me today, I hope I have inspired you to try it out for yourself! The New Ebrush from Craftwell.



25.10.14

Tags with Sin City Stamps

 Hello! Peggy here to show you my tags made with some fabulous stamps! As soon as they arrived I had to play!
Supplies used today:


I started with some shipping tags 4 3/4 x 2 3/8 and sprayed yellow, red and orange with Lindy's. Next I layered some texture on top with background stamps from Terri Sproul's Art journal 2 set. As I put the color box  ink down with my flourish stamp I quickly poured clear embossing powder on top and heat set with a heat tool.
Next I stamped my sentiment and edged my tag with white acrylic paint.
Below I made my second tag with Lindy's Sprays  the same as the first but I added green at the bottom. I layered another background stamp from Sin City Stamps Pam Bray's Fall Collection. When stamping this background I used my stamp unmounted. I stamped many times to give the illusion of distance.
 I used two sentiments  one from the Fall Collection and one from the Journal collection.
Below I made an Autumn tag mixing both collections of stamps. Terri Sprouls fabulous background stamp of bricks in disress ink peeled paint. Pam Bray's leaf and autumn were used also using distress ink. The leaf was colored with red and black Gelatos. Using my disttress inks I shaded the whole tag. I used white acrylic  paint on the edges.

Here are the stamp sets used:
Art Journaling with Terri Sproul 2

Pam Bray's Fall Collection 
Here is the progression of layering a background using one stamp. Rocking portions of the stamp unmounted. Some layers darker than others using one distress ink. Next I colored the flower and leaf with gelatos. 

I edged the tag again with white acrylic  paint.

I added some hand dyed ribbon to match.

I hope you get a chance to pick up these great stamp sets, I can't wait to play with them again!
Pick them up here Sin City Stamps

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,