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February 27, 2015

Two Methods of Stamp Image Masking for use with eBrush!

Sharing is what makes eBrushing fun! Especially if you can offer techniques that others can use or build upon! So today I have two different masking techniques that I use when ebrush images. I am using Pink & Main Stamps in my examples. I thank Michelle from Pink & Main for sponsoring our team this month!

First is the paper method. You will need cardstock, stamp, ink pad, and spray adhesive. You will also need the eBrush and your selection of markers. I used Spectrum Noir with my examples.

You will want to stamp your image on the paper you want to use for your project. You will also want to stamp on on paper to be cut apart to create your mask. I spray removable adhesive on all of my pieces before I cut them out.  Save all the pieces to mask your image.

Using the image mask you can make your background. Just cover and then spray your background.

Next cover your background and lets start on the image itself.

Remove and recover sections as you go along and before you know you will have your image completed.

I have so much fun using my ebrush! The silver speckles are from a silver sharpie!

The second method is something that I have shared before but is a good repeat. You can use rubber cement to create a great mask on most papers.
Using a small brush I apply rubber cement on the area's I want to remain unsprayed. I can recoat the color areas with rubber cement after they dry.


I sprayed my background and then removed the rubber cement with a rubber cement pickup.


Rubber cement doesn't raise the paper fibers. It really does give a nice blocking of color.


Here is my cleaned image. It is a blast to try different things to make my eBrush even more fun!


Thank you for joining me today!  Please share your tips and techniques below! Don't forget to join us on the eBrush by Craftwell facebook group!

February 26, 2015

Zoom-Zoom scooter card

Ebrush Design Team: Mitsyana Wright Week 10 Cycle 1

Mitsy's project makes my heart sing!!! I am loving the cute scooter and the motion she accomplishes with the adorable stencil! Zoom on down and read her post!

Hello Crafty Friends... Mitsy here with more inspirational goodness!! I created this adorable card using stamps from our wonderful sponsor, Pink & Main!! And pairing it with the versatility of my awesome eBrush!!

Supplies Needed
an eBrush (of course)

Pink and Main's Chevys and On the Go stamp sets

Additional Supplies
White, Pink, Lavender Cardstock
Tsukineko's Momento Ink Pad (Tuxedo Black)
Spectrum Noir Markers (CT2, GB5, IG1, IG3, IG4, HB2, HB3, PP1,PP2)
Acrylic Block
Blue Painter's Tape
Martha Stewart Border Punch (Ribbon Loop)
Foam Adhesive
Double-sided Adhesive

I started off by using my chevrons from Pink and Main's Chevys set, lining them up on an acrylic block and stamping it onto plain white cardstock with my Momento Tuxedo Black ink... this is important... because I'm going to be using alcohol ink based markers I don't want my stamped image to run or bleed.

The Chevys set includes patterned inserts for each chevron and because they are clear stamps, alignment is a breeze!

Then, I used one of my sentiment stamps, included in the  set, as a border stamp.

And here is where my eBrushing comes in...

Exposing just the chevrons, I taped of the surrounding areas. I used Spectrum Noirs in PP1 and PP2. Remember I used plain white cardstock for the base and if I were to just color the chevrons they would have bled through the lines. By eBrushing it, it dries on contact. The results... the color blending of alcohol markers with out the dry time or the extra cost of buying the more expensive specialty paper.

I then made a border edge using my MS Ribbon Loop Punch out of lavender cardstock. I eBrushed the edges for depth. I don't know about you , but have you ever tried inking delicate edged paper? Not only can you NOT get into all those teeny tiny crevices but if you do attempt it you end up mangling the pieces and maybe even ripping them off ( like I do) and end up trashing it and wasting your paper. Not fun at all... makes me pretty upset actually.

But with the eBrush I have no problem with those "itty-bitties" and even inverted corners are a breeze!!

Finally, I stamped this cute little scooter form the On the Go set and colored in using my Spectrum Noirs in (CT2, GB5, IG1, IG3, IG4, HB2, and HB3). With this image I didn't have to worry if my color went outside of the lines because I was going to cut it out any way.

Here is the finished card!

And I made my sentiment on the inside match the front of the card just bey adding more eBrushed borders!! How stinkin' cute is that?!!

Hope you all enjoyed my project for today! Come back and visit us soon!

~ DT Mitsy


February 25, 2015

Pink & Main "Pandamonium"

Ebrush Design Team: Jan Hunter Week 10 Cycle 1

 Oh be still my heart I love Pandas. Jan has the cutest Panda card going! I love her techniques and the wonderful embossing on her card! Thank you so much for this great project!

Hi everyone.  Jan here sharing another fun stamp set from Pink & Main, and some fun with the eBrush from Craftwell.

Pink and Main has an adorable stamp set called Pandemonium.  As soon as I saw this set, I had an idea or two and decided to play a bit.  I stamped the sitting panda with open arms using a black pigment ink (you'll also want to color the back of the right arm (as the panda faces you).  With the same ink, I stamped the fortune cookie.  I colored the fortune cookie with watercolor pencils, using some odorless mineral spirits and a blender stump to smooth the color.

In a recent conversation with a couple of friends we talked about doing some twinchies -- 2 x 2 inch pieces of art... and since these stamps are relatively small, the twinchie was a perfect fit. 

I used Craftwell's eBrush on  some dampened watercolored paper  (4 x 4 in) using Spectrum Noir markers using both the chisel end and the bullet end of the markers.  Spritzing a little more water helped to move the color a bit more too.  Once you have achieved the desired background, set aside to dry completely.

Using a 4 x 5.25 inch piece of white cardstock, emboss this piece as desired.  Adhere to a card base.  From your watercolored piece, cut one 2x2 inch piece and one 2x4 inch piece. Adhere the 2x4 inch piece vertically on your card front.  Add the twinchie just to the left slightly overlapping as shown in the picture.  Adhere the panda to the twinchie and using pop dots add the fortune cookie folding the right arm over the top of the cookie.  Place a piece of a foam pop dot under the middle of the fortune (lucky day) for a little more dimension.  

Hope you enjoyed this quick card and feel inspired to make one or more of your own this week.  Enjoy your crafting time.  I invite you to drop by my blog and see more eBrush inspiration.

February 24, 2015

Calm after the storm - Guest Designer Yolie Burke!

I am so excited to share another great card from Guest Designer, Yolie Burke! This is an incredible card filled with great techniques!

Translation: "There is calm after the storm"

Hello and welcome, this is Yolie.  Today I am sharing a quick and easy card to make using the eBrush and Sharpie markers.  Here are a few of the supplies I used:

I first eBrushed the colors of the rainbow; I set the setting to high on and eBrushed over the white cardstock three times with each color.  My purple marker is low on ink, therefore I didn't get the airbrush look, but that's OK.  I love how it turned out and how it's the brightest color, but then again purple is my favorite color. ;)

After I eBrushed my rainbow, I inked the grid stamp with gold metallic ink and stenciled the hearts with gold metallic modeling paste.
I then cut a piece of acetate to create the banner; stamped the sentiment with StazOn black ink, added a bit of gold twine and adhered it with mini glue dots.
The sentiment translates, "There is calm after the storm"

Here is another look at the card:

I hope you enjoyed my project today. Thank you for visiting!
Thank you Yolie!

February 23, 2015

Just Because.....

Ebrush Design Team: Peggy Oliver Week 10 Cycle 1

I love this sweet card from Peggy Oliver! I know that her daughter will love it! Thank you for sharing Peggy!

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 added a ribbon bow on the bottom  of the sentiment and lastly I used stickles on 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 

February 21, 2015

Valentine Gable Gift Box

We are delighted to have as a guest designer, Jodi Isenberg-Clark. She is a very talented lady! She is also on the Spectrum Noir Design Team! We love when Jodi presents us with her work! Even though Valentine's day has passed, this is a project whose gift is a delight!

Hello, and welcome to my latest project, a valentine gable box! For this project, I combined my Craftwell eBrush with my Spectrum Noir markers to create this cute gift box that I cut out with my Cricut.
To begin, I used my Cricut to cut out a bunch of different heart shapes in different sizes. I used both the positive and negative shapes for eBrush masking. I first used the negative shapes and placed them where I wanted my darkest hearts to be, then covered the remaining paper (using vellum here) with scraps to protect from overspray. The four heart shapes will be sprayed in the picture below.
Using various shades of Bright Pink Spectrum Noir markers, I started with the lightest color, sprayed a coat over my paper, then proceeded to spray a coat of each different color that I was using to create my dark pink hearts. After eBrushing the hearts, and then removing the masks, my paper looks like this:
After completing the darkest hearts, I laid some of the positive heart shapes in various spots over my paper, creating masked areas that are protected from ink spray.
I proceeded to eBrush each color over the entire paper again, making sure to go over the first four hearts that are on the paper to darken them even more. After eBrushing the same colors over the the entire background, I removed some of the heart shapes, then eBrushed the same colors again, going from lightest to darkest, making sure to go over all of the paper, including the hearts that are already eBrushed.
Repeat this process until all hearts have been removed and the entire background has been eBrushed with layers of your chosen colors. It should look something like this:
Next, I cut out the gable box using my Cricut. I cut out a window on both the front and back of the box and glued in a section of my background to fill the window.
The completed project looks like this:

Love this sweet project!
I love guest designers! Please check out Jodi’s Blog

February 20, 2015

Happy Girl!

Ebrush Design Team: Terri Sproul Week 9 Cycle 1

Terri invites us to use our journals to free our selves! Thank you Terri!

Today I had the need to play in my art journal
Have you ever had one of those days????

Well I did have one of those day 
and I had to play in my Art journal to make me happy again
got my Ebrush out and here is what I made

Happy Girl - Mad Girl Art Journal Page

Start off with these clear stamps
had to use them in a complete different way then 
what they are made for - stamping

As you see I use the stamps as a MASK
yes, I placed them on my CottonWood Art Journal page
and using My Ebrush and Specium Noir Markers - I spray around them

Stamps are from

Stamps the girl stamp on the bottom of each page
color each girl different

Add word inside of each quote box
and a few more details with a black pen
and Now I feel so much better

thanks for stopping by
Terri Sproul 

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