31.8.15

eBrush and Bella Blvd. Partner up for a Canvas




Hello, Peggy here to show you how I made this 8x10 canvas using Bella Blvd papers and embellishments and my eBrush by Craftwell USA.
This month we are partnering up with Bella Blvd and their fantastic line of Just Add Color.

Supplies used today are: 
Canvas
Gesso
Old paint brushes
Sharpie Markers
Glue



I prepared my canvas with white gesso as this canvas was not already done for me. 
Gesso will give the surface "tooth" for the paint to grip onto and help keep the paint on the surface rather than leak through. 
First I placed my sentiment/words using stickers from the Bella Blvd. line. I spelled out "ART SPLATTERS". Then I made my background with stencils using my eBrush from Craftwell USA. 
I used sharpie markers and randomly placed my stencils to cover much of the white space. I used three different stencils to fill the background in and  I used three shades of blue and green.


Next I used my eBrush to create some splatter marks (I love this effect and I use it often).  I held my eBrush really close to the canvas and sprayed in one spot and let the air take the ink across the surface using green and yellow sharpies.  I also wanted to create some circles and I used white gesso with lids/caps from various bottles on my desk. I dipped them into the gesso and placed them onto my canvas.

Then it was time to get some Bella Blvd. goodness onto my canvas. I cut the 12x12 papers from the Just Add Color line to fit my 8x10 canvas leaving a quarter inch all around and creating a frame. 
I tore some paper and glued them down. I colored some cut out flowers from the collection and sprayed them with my eBrush with yellow sharpies to match my color scheme. 


I had some old paint brushes that were as hard as a rock so instead of throwing them away I glued them down! I made them co-ordinate by dipping the tips in yellow paint.  I used the stickers from Bella Blvd to give the eye more to look at and make my canvas more interesting. Finally it was time to add some dimension to my letters and I used black, and yellow sharpies to trace around my letters.

 
I now have a canvas for my art room/studio. And yes.. Art Splatters just as much as Art Matters.. lol 
Thank you for taking the time to view my post today. 
I hope everyone had a great weekend and I will see you next Monday!






27.8.15

Artist Appreciation Month

Hello and welcome to today's post. Today we are celebrating Artist Appreciation Month. I would like to thank Patience Brewster for inviting me to celebrate! After a review Patience's fantastic work and website I thought I would help spread the word about her talents. Please take a peek at her lovely Christmas Ornaments

Exploring my creative side really came out after I was diagnosed with cancer. I knew I wanted to make big changes to my life. After moving  to a new Province, Sooke, B.C. became our new home. I knew I wanted to work from home and dive into my digital work.  My interests became more textural and soon the digital world left me craving art i could touch. 

I would like to give a shout out to the people who inspired me on my journey. 

Thank you girls!  for such talent should be loved and shared!

10.8.15

KaDoodle Bug Rock it with Craftwell USA eBrush!

Howdy Folks! I hope you are all having a fabulous Summer or maybe Winter where you're from!
Here are a list of supplies used today:


First I downloaded and cut a file from KaDoodle Bug Designs called Garden Kids. I cut some  of the SVG cutting files my electronic cutting machine. I cut everything with white cardstock so I could control the color with my eBrush. I sprayed each piece with Spectrum Noir Markers.
 I colored each of my sections and glued together to create the character, flowerbed, fence and birdie.
 I placed all my layers together on a card base and layered my coordinating patterned papers.




Thank you so much for our July Sponsors!!




3.8.15

KaDoodle Bug Designs & Craftwell USA's eBrush My Little Artist Card

Hello, Peggy here and Welcome!
Today I would like to show you how I made this fabulous card using KaDoodle Bug Designs SVG Cuts and my eBrush from Craftwell USA. 

I would like to start by thanking our sponsor this month KaDoodle Bug Designs. I encourage you to check out their site! The have the cutest svg files. And if you don't have an electronic cutting machine No Problem! they have that covered with PDF files you can cut and create. 

Together with my eBrush we are going to make the cutest card. 

Supplies used today are: 
white cardstock
patterned paper
Spectrum Noir Markers
glue/tape



I cut all my pieces of white cardstock with my electronic cutting machine. 
Then it was time to color!
I broke out the eBrush from Craftwell USA and chose some colors of spectrum noir markers I thought would go great with paint splotches. These files were so easy to put together, no guesswork required. They even included a picture of the file put together so if you so chose you could make it look just like the original. 
I airbrushed my white cardstock with yellows light and dark for her hair. The eBrush is also very easy to operate and amazingly precise. I did not have to cover the middle of her hair to get the nice dark shadows around the edges. I just stuck my marker in my eBrush and within seconds I had my choice of colored paper on my design.
I glued all my pieces together then they were ready for placement.  I used white cardstock as my card base and layered my patterned paper using the least busy one for my background. 

I taped my pieces to my card base and whalla! I just love her! so cute!



Thank you for taking the time to view my blog and have a terrific day!!