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May 2, 2016

Amor Card By Mistyana Wright

Hello, Crafty Friends!! Today I have something bright, colorful, and exciting!! Craftwell has teamed up with the awesome people at Sabor Papel for the month of May and together we will be bring you some amazing projects because we will be celebrating Cinco De Mayo all month long!

Supplies Used
Teresa Collins Cut'n'boss Machine (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies- Lover's Lane, Thankful Holiday (Craftwell)
Sentimentos Amor- Amor (Sabor Papel)
Corazonzitos- Amor (Sabor Papel)
La Guitarra- Ole (Sabor Papel)
Hypnotic-Black Magic (Core'dinations)
Black Cardstock
Versafine Onyx Black Ink (Imagine Crafts/ Tsukineko)
VersaMagic Jumbo Java Ink (Imagine Crafts / Tsukineko)
Sponge Daubers
Beige Organza Ribbon
Skull Brad
PITT Artist Pen XS (Faber-Castell)
Cutterbee Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Corner Punch
Liquid Lacquer

For my project I made this gorgeous "Amor" card with Sabor's vibrant papers... I absolutely love the Amor collection! It's filled with romantic patterns and cool and ghoulish skeletons. The sheet below is called Sentimentos Amor. 

I simply cut sections of this sheet with my scissors. I used the skeleton couple as my focal point and  the assorted flowers as embellishments. I inked the edges of all my cut-outs using a PITT Artist Pen to hide all the white edges and give them a more finished look.

To accentuate my cut-outs I used the doily from the Teresa Collins Lover's Lane pocket die set, and the leaves and  berry stem from the Thankful Holiday Set using the backsides of the Sentimentos Amor and Corazonzitos papers. Then I inked the edges with black and brown ink using a sponge dauber.

Then I ran my cut-outs through my Xyron Creative Station Lite machine to turn all my cut-out into stickers.

I also cut the border strips form the Sentimentos Amor sheet and ran them through my Xyron X.

For my background I used a corner punch to give the corners a ticketed edge. I used my Xyron Mega Runner to attach my Laguitarra sheet to a black mat. The guitar are one side (backside) but the other side are really lovely images of music sheets. This will be the side of the paper I incorporate into my card.

Now all I need to do is assemble my card ... I simply peel and stick my cut-outs. I tucked a few flowers behind my doily to add a little more color. 

Then I attached my die cut leaves and stems with Liquid Lacquer. I also tied my bow and attached a skull brad (again with Liquid Lacquer) and then attached the bow onto the card front with, you guessed it, more Liquid Lacquer.

And here is my finished card...



I hope you all love today's project!! I really loved putting this one together and absolutely love how it turned out!!

Stay tuned for more exciting projects from Craftwell & Sabor Papel!!

Until next time...

HAPPY CRAFTING!!
~Mitsy


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April 29, 2016

Burlap Organizer by Yolie Burke

We are delighted to have Yolie Burke return this term! She is one Crafty Maven! Welcome to all of our talented designers!!!!

Hello this is Yolie with today's share. It's a quick and easy stenciling project using the eBrush.

I purchased a burlap wall organizer at my local dollar store.  It's sturdy enough to hold mail, paper, notepads.  A simple stenciling with IN & OUT on the pouches will do.


Using the stencils by Teresa Collins, I masked off the other letters in the stencil and used a Sharpie and the eBrush to personalize the organizer.


I also eBrushed a tag and added a couple of clothespins for special notes.  A quick tip, remember to lift your stencil off the material carefully.  The ink sometimes doesn't dry quick enough and if you're not careful, you can get ink stains on your material.  I got a bit of ink stains from the letter "o".  I'm okay with it because it's burlap. :) :)




Thank you for visiting today, enjoy your weekend.

April 28, 2016

Clean and Simple Cards with Easy Backgrounds and Embellishments from Barbara Rankin!

We are so pleased to announce that Barbara Rankin is back with the eBrush team!!! She is so much fun and as all of our team super talented!

Hello everyone!  Barbara here today.  This month, the Craftwell USA eBrush design team is stepping outside their comfort zone and making something new to their own individual style.   I chose to make a couple of cards, clean and simple (CAS), and ever so easy.  This was definitely not what I am used to making.  So, here goes.


To start,  made a paperclay stamped image, trimmed around the edges, and allowed it to dry.  I had a second clay-molded Eiffel Tower that was ready to use and waiting for the right time.  


While that was drying, I started working on my background papers.  I chose these two Teresa Collins embossing folders and ran them through my die cutting machine using glossy white card stock.  The one on the left is the Swirltangle embossing folder, while the smaller one on the right is from Teresa's Timeless collection.


I trimmed a couple of sections from the Swirltangle embossing folder.  My clay pieces are dry and ready for color, too.

With the Timeless embossed piece, I first colored the background with Y32 and BV01.  I kept the center light so my focal image would pop.


Next, I eBrushed the Eiffel Tower molded piece made from the Lumina clay with B24 Sky.  I darkened some areas by simply keeping the eBrush color in one spot.  You can get lots of definition using just one marker.


I layered a piece of yellow print paper , then my embossed background, then the Eiffel Tower piece.  I used some matching blue chalk ink to stamp "Paris" over the banner.  


For my next card, I used one of the smaller embossed pieces cut from the Swirltangle embossing folder.  I eBrushed the entire background with B52, deepening the edges and leaving the center lighter.

Next, eBrush a light coat of YG06 over the background.  I also edged it with brown distress ink.


eBrush the Paperclay rubber stamped piece with R32.

eBrush YR24 Pale Sepia around the edge for a bit of aging.


Add brown distress ink pad direct to the Paperclay to hit only the high spots and edge the sides to bring out the rough texture.  It makes it look like an ancient artifact.  


Layer a piece of matching print paper, then adhere the embossed paper, then the stamped clay tile.

For my sentiment, I used another label piece from the Swirltangle embossing folder, colored it to match the previous embossed square, and added the "Go For It clear sticker. 





Supplies used:

Craftwell USA eBrush
Teresa Collins embossing folder - Swirltangle
Teresa Collins embossing folder - Timeless
Glossy card stock
Molded embellishments
Lumina air dry clay
Creative Paperclay
Rubber stamps - tile, alphabet
Silicone mold - Eiffel Tower
Copic Markers:  Y32 Cashmere, BV01 Viola, B24 Sky,  B52 Soft Greenish Blue, YG06 Yellowish Green, R32 Peach
Ink Pads:  brown distress, blue chalk
Clear word stickers

I love my eBrush!!!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to stop by the Craftwell blog for more inspiration from the team.

Have a wonderful and creative weekend!



April 27, 2016

Jan Hunter is back!! Sharing "Vintage Violets"


We are so delighted to have Jan return! Her wide variety of  crafting skills  is amazing. I love this and can see it filled as a sweet lingerie pomander!


Hi, Jan here!  I'm thrilled to be sharing creative ideas for another design team term using the eBrush!  Today's project involves fun stenciling and coloring using the eBrush!  I love what you can do with fabric and the eBrush and use some quilting techniques too -- so let's check it out.




You'll need:
eBrush (marker adapter and siphon adapter)
tea
heart pattern
stencil
markers (permanent and water fast)

Fabric (White and color -- 2 fat quarters should be just fine, muslin)
embroidery floss
needle
sewing machine
thread to match fabric
natural cotton batting (thin)
lace and other embellishments as desired

Brew your tea.  Set aside to cool.  Depending on the size of your heart, cut a piece of fabric that will accommodate your stencil.  Stencil using the ebrush and markers.  Add details as desired.  Make sure the fabric is completely dry before the next step.

Set up your siphon.  I prefer to use a bottle - and add some tea.  spray your fabric pieces that will make up the pieces of your crazy quilt heart.  Be sure that all your surfaces are protected as there will be a little bit of overspray.  I used a fruity tea that had a light blue cast when dried after a light spray and added a second more saturating spray to other fabric pieces for different colors.  Remember, I'm starting out with all white fabric for the quilted heart.  Don't forget to color you lace pieces as well.  When these pieces are dry, you may want to consider another spray with some regular tea.  Once all your pieces are dry, stitch your cray quilt heart top together.  (I have more detailed directions on my blog)... save any tea, you may want to use it one more time.



Cut a piece of the batting the same size as your quilted heart.  Using the embroidery floss and a needle, add some detail stitching at each of the seams in your "quilt."  Be sure to add an trims and beads in this step as well.




Cut two pieces of muslin and two pieces of your coordinating fabric.  Stitch these hearts together leaving about 2 inches unstitched so you can stuff the muslin heart.  I put the muslin heart inside the other heart and then filled with poly pellets, stitched the muslin closed and then stitched the outside heart closed.




Center the quilt on top of the heart -- pin in place.  Using the embroider floss, and a blanket stitch, stitch the outside edges of your heart to the stuffed heart.  If you want a more vintage look, spray lightly with the tea one more time and let dry.  If desired, add a length of ribbon to hang the heart.  Use as a decor piece or as a pincushion.


Thanks for dropping by.  Be sure to stop by Craftwell's blog again tomorrow and Friday for more fabulous projects.  Enjoy some crafty creative time this week!


April 26, 2016

eBrush Tip and Technique Tuesday!

So delighted to share the skills of Judith Kim and the voice of Emily Rudolph (Craft Corner) in this great tutorial about the siphon for the Craftwell eBrush!! More to come!


April 25, 2016

Quick Decor! by Peggy Oliver

Hello everyone! Peggy here and I am so proud to be on the Craftwell USA eBrush design team for another term! A big Welcome to my fellow design team members.

Today I bring you a quick canvas that I placed in a frame at the last minute, but I wanted to show you how I made this canvas.


The first thing I did to the canvas was spray paint it using my eBrush system with attachments. I used a dark blue marker for the bottom and a second lighter marker for the top half. 
Then I took out my siphon system by Craftwell filling my well with parts titanium white, liquid medium and water.  I added highlights as a reflection of light from above. 

Next I picked a coloring book picture that I liked and using some gel medium I pasted the picture right out of my book onto my canvas.  I brushed both the picture and the canvas and left to dry. 

After drying I wet the canvas with water spraying to moisten the paper for removal. 
the picture face down was the picture that was revealed. 
I lined the entire picture with a black gelly roll pen. 

I used some painter's tape to tape off the edges of my canvas and sprayed them with my eBrush to create a frame. 
I hope you enjoyed today's quick project using our eBrush by Craftwell and checking out our siphon system! 





April 22, 2016

Cycle 4 - Yolie Burke is back!!!

We are delighted to have Yolie Burke return to the eBrush team. She brings a fresh and color-filled palette to the eBrush. She is also a CHA designer and on Sabor's Design Team. She is striving for so much fun to come.  Please follow our great designers as they share their skills and techniques with all.

Friday eBrush Designer: Yolie Burke






Hi my name is Yolie, AKA Yolie, {JustYolie}. I live Southern California with my supportive husband, Michael, a true blessing in my life. I have been scrapbooking for almost 12 years and card making for about six years. I started my blog almost 7 years ago and that opened up a completely new crafting world for me. My style is more traditional however, I am have been dabbling in mixed media with the help of the eBrush. I am super excited to be designing with the Cut n' Boss and eBrush by Craftwell, I also currently design for Latina Crafter, Pink and Main and DCWV.

-Yolie


www.justyolie.com

April 21, 2016

Cycle 4 - Barbara Rankin Is back!!

Welcome Barbara Rankin back to the eBrush Design Team!!!

We are thrilled to announce that Barbara Rankin has returned for another term with CraftwellUSA's eBrush team!!! She is an outstanding artist and adds so much to our team!





My name is Barbara Rankin, and I am so thrilled to be a part of the Craftwell eBrush design team.  I am a self-taught paper and mixed media artist, with my early beginnings making cards and gifts for family and friends.  I picked up my first rubber stamp in 1995, before the internet had so much inspiration to offer up-and-coming artists.  I love to learn, and I love to share what I have learned with others.  I love adding dimension to my projects, and just about everything I make has it in some form or fashion.  I am currently on several other design teams: ColourArte, Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts, DecoArt Mixed Media DT, Altered Pages, and I also participate in the Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Monthly Blog Hop.  I have also been on the House of Cards Monthly Challenge DT, Sin City Stamps DT, The Robin's Nest DT, and Creative Paperclay DT.  I have been published in several paper and e-magazines, as well as a contributing artist in a book.  I was also asked and have gladly made samples for display at CHA, as well as being a guest designer for Craftwell USAUnruly Paper Arts, and Gina's Designs Lasercuts (aka Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts).  I call Memphis, Tennessee, my home, which I share with my wonderful husband of 32 years and two adorable Yorkie sisters, all of whom make my life fabulous.  

April 20, 2016

Jan Hunter Is here for Cycle 4!

We are delighted to have Jan Hunter, crafter extraordinaire continue with the eBrush Design Team. Jan is devoted to her family and still finds time to craft almost every day!  We are very pleased that she is here!



I’m Jan Hunter, mom to 7 grown children, grandma to 9.  We just survived another cross-country move and I’m still unpacking paper, fabric, paint, markers and other crafting goodies! I'd love to be able to craft 24/7, but alas, someone has to pay for all these goodies still in boxes.  I work for a non-profit doing IT and teaching an occasional workshop, designing and creating additional media for use in workshops and trainings.  

I’ve been crafting for a very long time and enjoy all sorts of mediums, old, new and enjoy trying old techniques in new ways using the eBrush, markers, paints and other liquids.   

Quilting, paper crafting, tatting, crochet, knitting and other needlework have been a passion for many years.  Good thing my hubby doesn’t mind my filling our space with lots of crafty supplies and machines. 

I’m excited to be a part of the eBrush team again and I’m looking forward to the inspiration this term holds!


                    Jan  :o)
      Nurture your heart today!
  crafting blog:  www.izbzee.typepad.com

April 19, 2016

Tuesday Tips and Techniques

Tuesday's will be filled with tips and techniques for using the eBrush. Please join us for a great insttuctional day and a guest designer now and then!




April 18, 2016

Cycle 4 - Ebrush Welcomes Peggy Oliver back!

Welcome back to the eBrush Team to Peggy Oliver!

Peggy is a wonderful designer. She is inspired by all that surrounds her. I have seen the photos of the bears and salmon who reside in her neighborhood. She is an inspiration! 




Born in Toronto, Ontario Canada and raised in Calgary Alberta, Mixed Media Artist Peggy Oliver  now calls Vancouver Island, British Columbia her home.

I am a mother of three and I have had the pleasure of living on an ocean front acreage with my husband and multitude of animals. I have been crafting for over eight years. I love a variety of mixed crafting including DIY, Mixed Media, D├ęcor, Acrylic Painting, Paper Crafting, Mini Albums, Cards and Altered Objects. My love of nature and the quiet, and my spiritual side are reasons why I feel compelled to paint or just doodle.  I create my own personal interpretation of what I see and feel through imagination, color and texture. Most times I just let my mind quiet down and abstract comes out before structured realism. Techniques I have learned  the years have led me to become versatile in my use of mediums. 
 I look forward to creating with wonderful products alongside of some very talented gals!

- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mixedmediagal
- Blog: http://mystampingobsession.blogspot.ca 






April 15, 2016

Fabric Key Holder Love by Tyra Babington




Hello It's Tyra and I want to share this die cut fabric tag and key holder with you! 

Supplies: Craftwell Cut 'N Boss,sewing machine, steel cut dies, fabric scraps, interfacing, embroidery floss, needle, buttons, steel hardware. 

Patchwork Keychain Supplies version 2 CraftWell Tyra Babington



Step 1: Select the dies you want to use to create the fabric tag. Using the size of the steel die as a guide, cut out fabric and interfacing to a size slightly larger than the steel die. Fuse the interfacing to the fabric according the the instructions enclosed with the interfacing (save every scrap of interfacing because I guarantee you'll be using your Cut 'N Boss to make more!).  


Patchwork Keychain Cut Interface CraftWell Tyra BabingtonPatchwork Keychain Cut Interface 2 CraftWell Tyra Babington



Step 2. Use the Cut 'N Boss to die cut all of your fabric pieces! Hooray! No measuring required!


Patchwork Keychain die cut CraftWell Tyra Babington



Step 3: Assemble and sew all fabric pieces together! Sew on fabric embellishments or add buttons using a needle and embroidery floss. Use an additional piece of fabric to attach the metal key ring to the fabric fob. Optional: For a more polished look, place the "right sides" of the fabric together and sew together using at max a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Leave a small opening on one side of the fabric tag and use an object like a chop stick or bone folder to push the fabric through the opening, exposing the right side of the fabric. Push the corners out so they are nice and pointy. Iron the key fob along the seam. Sew close the opening. Sew on additional fabric embellishments or add decorative buttons. Use an additional piece of fabric to hide the opening and attach the metal key ring to the fabric tag.


Patchwork Keychain Step Sew CraftWell Tyra Babington


I wanted to create something super simple and easy, not requiring a lot of fuss. I hope I have inspired you today! Thanks so much for stopping by!


Patchwork Keychain Feature CraftWell Tyra Babington
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