23.3.15

Easter Fun!


 Happy Monday!!  Peggy here to show you how I made this cute little bunny/chocolate tin for Easter with Polymer Clay and my eBrush.

Supplies used today are:

  • Ebrush by Craftwell USA
  • Spectrum Noir Markers
  • White Polymer Clay
  • Background Stamp
  • Swarovski Crystals
  • Chocolate Goodies
  • Tin Can
  • Designer Paper

I started with my clay and manipulated my clay to a flat surface to make an imprint from my background stamp. I wanted the dress to have texture. I added flowers, straps and buttons from clay.

I began to eBrush my pieces before they went into the oven. I found I got a more even coverage when spraying onto unbaked clay.  After hardening in the oven the colors faded to a nice salmon/pink shade.

I sprayed the dress in the same color Spectrum Noir marker FS8 but held my Ebrush farther away for a lighter coating.  I carefully put the bunny back together and then time for the oven and baked as directed on the package. (15mins)
Next I made three eggs from the clay and stamped with a Ukrainian design all around and eBrushed with same Spectrum Noir marker. I have about three different tones or shades of the same color with just one marker.
I wrapped designer paper around my tin and filled it with yummy chocolate.  I made my own stuffing out of cardstock by cutting it into little strips.  I used Swarovski Crystals for her eyes. 

 I tied a bow around the tin and wrote a note on the tag from the easter bunny of course.

I hope you have enjoyed todays tutorial as much as I had fun playing! My Easter Bunny surprise will surely be loved..

Be sure to check out Craftwell USA and get your eBrush and you could be spraying your way into fun crafts and artsy adventures.


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16.3.15

Mixed Media Cards Layering with Ebrush

Hello Crafty Folk! Welcome to my mixed media cards.  With just a few simple tools I was able to create these vibrantly colored cards in minutes. 

Supplies used today are:
Spectrum Noir Markers
Glossy Cardstock 
Black Cardstock 
Stencils
Stamps 
Memento Ink

I started with a background stamping onto glossy cardstock cut to fit card bases made from cardstock.  Then I Ebrushed layers of color lightly for transparency. 
Next I was ready for some stenciling with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 This process was so effortless and I am fully enjoying my results. I had to make more!
Using the same process and stencils with my Ebrush!
 I made sure when stamping I used a Dye Ink so the colors from the alcohol based spectrum noir markers did not mix. My stamps stayed without smudging. 
 The glossy cardstock used makes the airbrushed colors look so vibrant. 

I hope you have enjoyed my short tutorial. 

Quick Tip:
If you like splattering ink as much as I do try holding your Ebrush in one hand and your Spectrum Noir markers in the other and blow the air nozzle directly over your marker tip and not too close you should be able to create some not so predictable yummy marks!
Thanks for looking !!

2.3.15

My eBrushed Twinchie

Hi Everyone! today I am posting a small twinchie 2x2 altered chipboard. Papers used were MS cardstock and vellum paper for the flowers and butterflies. I eBrushed my butterflies, flowers and metal embellishment with Spectrum Noir Markers. Check out our other eBrushers and see what they did with our challenge on the Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/1494321010779881/



23.2.15

Just Because I Love You



Hello! Peggy here to show you how I used my eBrush and Pink & Main Stamps to create a children's card.
Todays supplies used are:

 I started by creating a background with my eBrush and Spectrum Noir Markers BT7, BT9 and BT5 on regular cardstock (White). With the lighter of the colors at the bottom and darker color as I went up. 
 I used the stars in my background from this set from Pink & Main. 
 I stamped the images I wanted to color in Memento Black Ink so when I colored them with alcohol markers the black would not bleed.  I stamped more than one image so I could also use the extra images as a mask. I placed the masks on top of the image and used my eBrush to color the large areas and I colored the rest by hand using BP6 , GB5, PL5 and TB8 Spectrum Noir Markers. The bottom of the spaceship is colored with BT9 and layered on top of the original image.

 For the moon and stars I used Stazon Inks on my background.  After my images were colored I created a sentiment from the same stamp set, which happens to be my daughters favorite saying when she goes to bed. I kept the spellbinders die attached while I sprayed GB5 SN creating a boarder around the sentiment.
 I decided after stamping the moon in Black I would use Stazon white on top of the moon. Below are my images all colored and ready to be assembled. I used a complimentary color of yellow for the card base.
Here it is all assembled. I used double sided tape to attach the background and foam dimensional tape to raise the sentiment . I placed a small ribbon on the sentimen. Lastly I used stickles in the stars and liquid pearls on the spaceship. 


I hope you enjoyed my tutorial as much as my daughter is going to enjoy her card.
I love my eBrush by Craftwell USA it is just too much fun not to share!!
Have a great day, 
Warmly, Peggy 

16.2.15

My Valentine

Hi! Peggy here to show you my Valentine card for "My Love". 
Supplies used today are: 
Spectrum Noir Markers
Cardstock, white and patterned hearts
Ribbon
Embellishments : Rain Dots Letters, Gold heart (starform), 
Cut Elements (Birds and Large Heart)
Embossing Folder
Octagon Stencil
Magnolia stamp pictured was not used in final project

I gathered some materials to use on my card. I decided to start with my large heart. 
I eBrushed my heart with Spectrum Noir Markers DR3 and LV2 . I used an octagon stencil on top of my heart. 
  

Next I prepared some letters that started out clear. I colored them with my eBrush using PL4 Spectrum Noir Markers.

 Then I colored my birds using my eBrush and DR3 Spectrum Noir Marker. I masked bottom portion of the cut element with post it notes.
 Below I masked off the birds and used my eBrush and the same marker and my octagon stencil .
I prepared my card base with white cardstock and embossed with a script folder.
before I assembled my card I used my eBrush to color my very peach ribbon pink to match my card
All parts put together below. 
I hope you have enjoyed my card tutorial. I encourage you to try the eBrush by Craftwell

Warmly, 
Peggy 

2.2.15

Creative Home Decor and Journal Cover for ColourArte


Hello crafty peeps! Today I would like to show you two projects. First  how I made my octagon canvas. 
Today's supplies : 
Cardboard Box
Matte Medium 
Glue Dry or Wet
Exacto Knife or Cutting Tool
Sticky Back Canvas
Acrylic Paints 
White Gesso
Stencils
Dauber or your finger
Black Marker
Molding Paste


I started with a shape that I found on the internet as my template. I resized it in photoshop and traced around my template to create four layers of cardboard. 

I cut out each one with an exacto knife and glued them together with matte medium. 
I used white gesso on all surfaces. 
Next I covered each of my four pieces with sticky back canvas and covered with a layer of white gesso. 
I completely let it dry before proceeding. I used molding paste with a spatula across all four canvas' in a straight but wavy line. The texture reminded me of waves. I let this dry completely. 
Without thinking I placed color and shapes on my canvas'. I used my fingers and my brush. For contrast I added white on the top layer with my stencils. I tried to give each piece the same but varied technique. Next I cut out shapes for masks. Two large circles and seven or so small circles out of copy paper. I used a butterfly mask for the center. 

I used these shapes to cover my canvas' and adhered them with temporary tape while I sponged on watered down gesso to the entire octagon.  I wanted to be able to see through the gesso slightly. When I took my masks off this is what it revealed.  I used a black sharpie to outline each shape. Next I filled in some white space with some black acrylic paint and stencils.  That's it! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and thank you for stopping by.



Project #2  Mixed Media Cold Press Journal Cover

Supplies used today are: 
  • Black Gesso 
  • Acrylic Paint: Cobalt Blue, Teal, Gold
  • Glimmer Mist Gold Brown (Cork)
  • Pearlex Interference Violet, Macropearl
  • Antique Gold Rub'n Buff 
  • Sakura 3d Crystal Lacquer
  • Claudine Hellmuth Sticky-Back Canvas
  • Various Metal Findings including, keys, flowers (Tim Holtz), lightbulb, spoon, switch (Prima)button 

I started with a white cold press journal cover and used black gesso to cover the front entirely. 
Next I ripped some strips of canvas and gold wrapping ribbon and placed them on my background. I even kept the strands that I frayed on the edges. 

Then I got jiggy with my metal placing each piece just so. I glued everything down with 3d Crystal Lacquer.  Making sure each piece was either vertical or horizontal. I let this completely dry.
Next it was time to paint!
I brushed on Acrylic Teals, Blues, Purples, Golden Brown Acrylic Paint. 
I used my shimmer spray with the spray as well as dripping directly from the other end of the sprayer hose. I also used pearlex powders added with water to give more shimmer.. the interference violet gave this project it's much needed umph as well as the rub'n buff on various edges. 
This is my result. Thank you for stopping bye. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial . 


Warmly, 
Peggy Oliver

1.2.15

Mixed Media Canvas



It's ‪#‎Artchain‬ Day4 for me today... Thank you Lynne Mizera for nominating me. First off I would like to nominate the talented Ms Daniella Hayes. 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 Day4

31.1.15

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!