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December 19, 2014

Christmas Tag!

Ebrush Design Team: Terri Sproul Week 5 Cycle 1

Terri has a wondefully creative idea for gift tags! Love the Whimsy!

It's Christmas time and we have LOT of people to remember this time of the year, neighbors, mail-person, teachers, friends etc...

I am always looking for a easy and personal way to give a great gift..

1)  Tape down your Stencil and Tag.

2)  Using Post it note to cover (Mask) off the area you don't want to paint

3)  using OR1 - spray using your Ebrush the beak - used LV2 and PL4 for the Scarf and hat
DG4 for the background, DR5 for the cap, and cheek

4)  I love to purchase white paper or silk flowers and my Ebrush is perfect to spray them any color I want.

Here is a bonus project.

Thank you Terri for some great Ideas!

December 18, 2014

"Peace" winter decor/frame

Ebrush Design Team: Mitsyana Wright  Week 5 Cycle 1

This is such a creative and lovely piece of Home Decor! I love the music notes on the sweet bird!  I would love this in my home! Way to go Mitsyana!

Hello Crafty Friends... I'm back again with some winter home decor made using my eBrush. I chose to incorporate the word "Peace" into my decor because who couldn't use a little more peace in their life?

Supplies I used for this project:
Picture Frame (12"x5")
eBrush with SN adapter head
Spectrum Noir Markers ( TB2, TB5, IG2, IG3, TN7, & TN8)
Teressa Collins Embossing Folder (Woodgrain Cottage)
Sizzix Sparrow Die
Marvy Uchida Jumbo Snowflake Punch
Electric Die cutter
Personal Manual Die Cut Machine
Craft Knife
Stickles (Crystal)
Patterned Paper/Cardstock
Craft Cardstock
Glue or Adhesive

I first started by taking the mat that came with my frame out. I then used it as a template.

I layed it on my chipboard and used a craft knife to make a shape of the exact shape and size to fit my frame. 
I then adhered my patterned paper to the chip board and again trimmed with with my craft knife. I prepared this as my background and set aside.

Next I cut my bird. For this songbird I used a Sizzix sparrow die and cut out 2 birds, one from a song sheet paper and the other from chipboard. I layered the two and glued together. Then with my Ebrush I airbrushed the bird using the SN adapter head with Spectrum Noir markers in IG2, IG3,TB2, and TB5. Then I drew highlights using my white gel pen.

I freehand cut out a branch from craft paper and then ebrushed it using Spectrum Noir markers in TN7 and TN8. Then I embossed the branch using my Teressa Collins Woodgrain Cottage embossing folder. I also added crystal stickles over brushed on gesso for snow.

I cut out 3 snowflakes using my Marvy Uchida jumbo snowflake punch and highlighted them using my Spectrum Noir marker in TB2.

Using my electric die cut machine I used the free font Buffalo Nickel to cut the word peace out of printed card stock. I then ebrushed it using my Spectrum Noir markers in TB2 and TB5. I also made a shadow for my word it using a charcoal gray paper and adhered both word and shadow together. Then I glued all my individual pieces onto my prepared chipboard background from earlier.

Tah-dah... Beautiful winter decor!

Hope you enjoyed this project!
And, here's wishing you "Peace" for this holiday season!!
~ Mitsy

To see more of my projects visit my blog at

December 17, 2014

All flakes welcome - Snowflakes and Snowmen, that is!

Ebrush Design Team: Jan Hunter Week 5 Cycle 1

Love this sweet Snowman Garland! Jan has the holidays all wrapped up!  Please don't forget to visit her blog! 

Hi Everyone.  It's Jan again with a fun project that can brighten even the bleakest of winter days.
I love snowmen and have quite a collection -- that stays out all year long.  I haven't added anything for a couple of years and having an eBrush sure makes is easy to put something together quickly.

This garland will be gracing the living room window and likely will be "hanging out" all year long!

You'll need:
images for your garland (I used an old papercrafting magazine pattern for the snowman and a snowflake from basic shapes in my electronic diecutting machine and software)
white cardstock
eBrush and AD adapter (use the foam cushion hack)
Markers - BIC Mark-Its (black, red, med blue)
Red Glitter Pen, White gel pen
Fabric for knots, cut at 1 1/2 in x 9 in
Embellishments as desired
Xyron - permanent adhesive
wire, fibers or other material for stringing
Stencil material (I used an inkjet transparency)

Because my garland is made from from paper, I wanted the images to be fairly sturdy. Trace your image. In the software, ungroup the image and set aside all of the top pieces. Don't delete as they will be used to create your stencil.  I cut the stencil (hat and scarf) and set aside.  Cut the base image for your snowman x 4. Repeat for the snowflakes

Run 2 layers of your images through the Xyron and set aside with one more layer that does not have the adhesive.

It's time to get ready to use the eBrush -

Once all your painting and coloring is completed, run the top image through the Xyron and add to the previous layered pieces.  Do the same with the snowflakes.  Once all your images are completely stacked, using a piercing tool, make a hole on opposite sides of each image and string as desired. Embellish as desired... adding some glitter and gel pen highlights.  Don't forget to spray your fabric pieces as well.  I used a stencil from one I had on file.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please feel free to drop by my blog for additional ideas and projects made using the eBrush. Happy Crafting!

December 16, 2014

Pink Snowflake Frame

Ebrush Design Team: Lisa Somerville Week 5 Cycle 1

Love, Love this wonderful creative frame! Lisa has a beautiful project to share today! What a wonderful gift this will make!

Hi, and welcome to the Craftwell Blog, Lisa here today, sharing an altered frame for Christmas using the eBrush.  This month, we are sponsored by Atlantic Paper and I've used some of their fabulous Evolon Paper to alter my frame.  

Evolon Paper is a Polyester and Nylon material which is light in weight.  You can paint, dye, print and heat distress this fabulous paper, it will not fray when cut with scissors and it excels as a base for stitching, by hand or machine and works well layered with sheer elements. This tear resistant paper is perfect for Mixed Media Projects and works wonderfully with the eBrush.  When using this paper, be sure to work on a covered surface, as you mediums may bleed through.

eBrush with Spectrum Noir and Sharpie Adapter
Unfinished Frame
Evolon Paper
Stencil - Winter Wonderland TCW168
Foam Brush
Crafter's Companion - Spectrum Noir Pastels (PP2/PS8)
Sharpie Metallic Silver Marker
Zva Creative Crystal Gems
Pink Seam Binding
Our Daily Bread Designs - Mini Tags Dies, Snowflake Dies
Artistic Outpost - Snowy Woods stamp set (sentiment)
Silver Embossing Powder
Heat Gun
Glue Dots/Dimensionals
X-acto Knife
DuraSand Block
Card Stock - Metallic Silver, White
Silver Cord

Using the eBrush with the Spectrum Noir Adapter and Spectrum Noir PP2 Marker, spray over Evolon Paper using the Winter Wonderland Stencil.  Move stencil and repeat until paper is covered.

Repeat using the Spectrum Noir PS8 Marker.

Finished View of paper.  You can stop here, if you'd like I opted to continue adding color using the eBrush, Sharpie Adapter and Silver Metallic Marker.

I wanted the "splotches" of silver on my Evolon Paper as well as some fine misted areas.  Continue until paper is covered to your liking.

With the Metallic Silver Marker still in the eBrush, spray the sides as shown.

Using a Foam Brush, apply Decou-Page to frame.

Adhere Evolon Paper and let dry.

Once dry, use X-acto Knife to remove center from frame.

Using a DuraSand Block, sand all edges.

With the Metallic Silver Marker still in the eBrush, spray the inside as shown, and any edges you may have sanded.

To embellish my frame, I used the eBrush, Metallic Silver Marker and stencil and sprayed over the die cut snowflakes to add a pattern to the Metallic Silver card stock.  I also added some stenciling to the Pink Seam Binding (not shown).

No Silver Gems....No Problem! Simply spray them using the eBrush and a Metallic Silver Marker and allow to dry.

Here's a close of the Snowflake, finish embellishing as desired.

Thanks for stopping by the Craftwell Blog, I hope I've left you inspired to create some art!

For more inspiration, please visit my blog.

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December 15, 2014

Christmas Ornament!

Ebrush Design Team: Peggy Oliver Week 5 Cycle 1

Peggy delights us again with another beautiful creation using her eBrush! Happy Holidays to all!

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. 

December 12, 2014

Snowman Card

Guest Post: Ro Sanchez Seijas

Guest designer alert! We love featuring talented designers! Meet Ro Sanchez Seijas! She created a cute snowman card that will leave you wanting for more!

But first, read a little about Ro!

I was born and raised in Argentina, I moved to Washington DC 6 years ago. I'm moved to DC to finish my Architecture career.
Like every architect I love designing  and patterns, and I started designing stationery like 2 years ago, it's my therapeutic job after my day job hehe
I love designing, always loved paper crafts so I find this hobby really relaxing. I started my etsy store last December, designing greeting cards and invitations, really fun :)

For this design I decided to go really festive and highlight christmas colors such as green and red, and using my cuttlebug I created two different textures for the card.

Well I hope you like it, and let me know if you need anything else!
Thanks so much! and Happy Holidays!

Ro Sanchez Seijas

Instagram: @fromrotoyou

Doesn't Ro sound fun? Thank you for creating for us!

Be sure to leave Ro a message! And stop by her blog!
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