April 20, 2015
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April 16, 2015
So happy Mitsyana is back with us again. Here she as the cutest tote!!
Hey there eBrushing fans...
DT Mitsy here to bring you a quick way to transform a plain cooler bag into a pretty prim insulated tote.
I was inspired by a project that you may have seen on HSN during their live eBrush segment... It was a mini burlap tote made by my awesome DT sister Yolie Burke...
How stinkin' adorable is that??!!
So I too made a tote... but not just a regular tote and not a mini one either!
But I did stick to her layout... Why mess with a good thing!!
Cooler bag (Coleman)
Steel Rule Flower Die
Pink Ruffled Trim
Sharpie Markers ( Pink, Light Pink, Metallic-Silver)
needle & thread
Contact Paper/ Shelf Liner
Digital/ Electronic Cutter
I started off by cutting my tulle. You can buy this at the local super store for about 1 or 2 dollars. They come on a little roll 6 inches wide and contain several yards. I used mu Tattered Flowers die to cut out the biggest flower. Because it's a steel rule die I cut 20 layers layers through all at once. Then I stitched them all together making sure to alternated the petal in between each other.
I then eBrushed my tulle flower with 2 different pink sharpies. I first sprayed down a layer of light pink then dark pink toward the center.
I then attached a rhinestone button in the center and sewed onto the strap. I also sewed the pink ruffled trim along the edge of the outer pocket.
Next, I cut a stencil using my electronic cutter and shelf liner paper. Because of it's adhesive backing it makes awesome stenciling material. My stencil is less likely to move which is extremely awesome because my surface isn't flat.
I then eBrushed my stencil with a metallic silver Sharpie.
I removed my stencil....
Oh, it turned out so pretty!!
I was going to give this to one of my daughters but I may have to keep this one. I have two daughters and I wouldn't want them to fight over it!! LOL
Hope this inspire you to eBrush and alter things you may already have at home. You'll be surprised at your results!
~ DT Mitsy
Visit my personal blog for more inspirational projects!
April 15, 2015
I'm so excited to share that I'm on the Craftwell eBrush team for another term. I wanted to start off this term with some sunshine! And sunflowers seem to fit the bill! They have always been a favorite of mine and it's been a pleasure to watch them turn their heads towards the sun in our gardens in years past. My friend, Diann, is fabulous photographer and it was her photo that has inspired this project.
This project, cards and box to store them in, is based around a stencil created using a file from SVGCuts.com (my box files can be found here and here) Once I got started ebrushing the flowers, I couldn't stop at just one! So I made up a set of cards and a box to store them in. Cards are standard A2 (4.25 x 5.50) size. 8 cards and envelopes will fit into the box easily.
Plan on using both the negative and the positive elements from the flower petals cut. I added a square (basic shapes) around each of the 2 layers of petals available in the eCal shapes library. Cut with your cutting machine (I use the eclips2)I also added a circle similar in size to the center of the flower petal shape and cut that as a separate element to be used during the stenciling process. You'll want to resize as needed, just be sure to resize all the pieces you'll be using to make sure everything fits.
Since the negative area of the stencil has lots of little pieces that are not connected to each other, you may want to use a little bit of repositionable glue on both of those layers as well as the circle. You'll find you'll get a crisper edge. Set aside until needed.
Choose your colors (I used Spectrum Noir's LY3 and OR1, EB5, EB8 and GB3). I also used GB3 and EB3 along the outside edges for additional contrast on my finished card fronts and to add details on the flowers.
Using the eBrush and the LY3 marker in the SN adapter - with the top layer of your stencil secured on your cardstock, make sure your marker is in the sweet spot and spray lightly. You may choose to deepen the color with a second layer... it's purely up to you. Watch the video below to see how I used the other pieces of the stencils to work on my sunflower.
Here are a few more pictures of this project.
Both layers of the stencil have been used and the center has been sprayed and some of the detail work completed. You can use a white paint pen (mine was a Sharpie) to add a few highlights.
The sunflower cardstock is cut to 5.00 x 3.75. Additional layers are cut slightly larger. To a few of the other bases, I added a dark brown before applying the standard card base. Most of my top layers began at 5.25 x 4.00 and trimmed if needed.
These will make a beautiful gift for a special friend of mine.
Thanks for dropping by. Stay tuned, more to come!
April 14, 2015
Ebrush Design Team: Lisa Somerville Week 1 Cycle 2
We welcome Lisa Somerville back!!! She has created something sweet! A quick project that really fills the bill for gift giving on the fast side!!! I can see this for those "what do I get" gifts.
April 13, 2015
Ebrush Design Team: Peggy Oliver Week 1 Cycle 2
Wow Peggy starts off this great Design Team sesson with a fab home decor item!!!
Hello All! Today I would like to show you how simple it is to make designer coasters using Craftwell USA's eBrush.
Supplies you will need today include:
Spectrum Noir Markers
same supplies except,
same supplies except,
metal tape for embellishing
Here are some other coasters made in the same fashion with stencils, a little metal tape and acetate transparencies. My daughter is a cook and I think she will love them on her kitchen wall.
Have a great day!