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April 20, 2015

Hot Air Balloon

Ebrush Design Team: Peggy Oliver Week 2 Cycle 2

Up, Up and Away with Peggy's beautiful Balloon!!! This is such an outstanding creation!!!
thank you Peggy!

Hello! Peggy here to show you my Hot Air Balloon with the help of my eBrush!
Supplies used today are: 
  • eBrush by Craftwell USA
  • Spectrum Noir Markers GB2, FS9, PL5, HB3, PL2,TN1
  • Double Sided Designer Papers
  • Distress Tool
  • Cardboard
  • Double sided tape
  • Crystal Laquer
  • Glue Gun
  • Ribbon
  • Lace
  • Trim
  • Flowers/Wire
  • Gesso
  • Needle and Thread
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Punch
I started with a template that I drew so each piece including the foundation would be the same. 
I made a 3D foundation. One solid piece (whole balloon) and two halves for sides to make it 3D. I folded my template in half to make sure each half was identical as well as being able to fold it when tracing. I used the uncut straight edge of my cardboard to trace one side at a time  to ensure a flat edge to glue down to my one piece of base. (as opposed to cutting one in half) 

I traced my template onto the cardboard foundation and cut. 
I then used my template to cut out each piece of patterned paper and adhered the paper with double sided tape. I used a distress tool on all pieces of paper including the base.  

I cut out 15 balloon shapes out all together. Two for the base and the rest I distressed and folded in half. Since my base gave me four sides, I placed three sets of folded designer card stock in each placing them side by side.
I used white gesso to cover up any of the brown corrugated cardboard I could still see. 
After distressing all papers it was time to take out the eBrush! I used FS9 to give all of the edges a glow.
I used my ruler to measure one inch marks that gave me five holes and I sewed the signature like pages together three at a time. I sprayed just the edges. 
I used Crystal Lacquer and hot glue to adhere the balloons into place. Then it was time to dress it up! 
 I used Crystal Lacquer to adhere the trimmings to the cardboard base. I used vintage lace around the center which helped to keep the pages evenly spaced. Sewing really helped the pages stay evenly in place.
I had some small silk flowers to which I added some paper covered wire and I eBrushed them with Spectrum Noir markers HB3 and PL2. I cut out a couple of butterflies from the paper collection and eBrushed them with GB2.
I created a small box out of 4x4" paper scored at ever inch on all sides.  I attached that to the bottom of the air balloon to which I added some ribbon eBrushed with TN1.  I used a fiskars trim punch with the matching papers for the small box. I brought it all together and I think it turned out smashing! I think this will be given as a gift this weekend.
I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I encourage you to try out this fantastic tool call the eBrush. It is so versatile with each changing project.
Have a Great Day!

April 17, 2015

"You & Me" Corrugated Wall Decor

Ebrush Design Team: Yolie Burke Week 1 Cycle 2

So happy to have Yolie Burke join us this Design Team session! She has brought a great project for this week!

Hello this Yolie and I am super excited to be sharing my first project as the newest member of the eBrush Design Team!
When I received this corrugated "You & Me" as a gift, instantly exclaimed eBrush!!
It measures 21.75" x 5.5" and approximately 1" thick.

I gathered up a couple of Spectrum Noir markers and a mask.  I have a sensitive nose so this is a must for me.

I first used the Spectrun Noir marker GG1 for a light covering of the cardboard and eBrushed the first coat around the edges with CG4.  I then went in with LG4 to lightly eBrush the center of the letters and followed up with two more coats with CG4.

Here it is:

Gathered up my embellishments:

And here it is embellished:

And here it is, "You and Me" in the bedroom.

Thank you for stopping by today, Yolie.

April 16, 2015

Pretty Monogrammed Tote

Ebrush Design Team: Mitsyana Wright Week 1 Cycle 2

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!!

Supplies Used
Cooler bag (Coleman)
Steel Rule Flower Die 
White Tulle
Pink Ruffled Trim
Sharpie Markers ( Pink, Light Pink, Metallic-Silver)
needle & thread
Rhinstone Button
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

Sunny Sunflowers

Ebrush Design Team: Jan Hunter Week 1 Cycle 2

This is a beautiful and painterly piece of art! Jan has really stepped outside of the box!

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  (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

Quick and Easy Repurposed Frame

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.

Hello and welcome to the Craftwell BlogLisa here today, sharing a repurposed frame using the eBrush.

eBrush with SP-01 Adapter 
Sharpie Metallic Marker - Bronze
Non Stick Craft Mat 
Stencils (Crafters Workshop) Brocade 
Old Finished Frame from my alterable stash
Krylon Easy-Tack

Working on a Non Stick Craft Sheet, lightly spray stencil with Krylon Easy-Tack. This will help keep the stencil in place on your frame and stop and over spray from getting under the stencil area.

Using the eBrush and Metallic Marker, apply color to stencil.

Move stencil and repeat until frame is covered as desired.

Thanks for stopping by the Craftwell Blog, I hope I've inspired you to repurpose something with your eBrush!

For more inspiration, please visit my blog.

April 13, 2015

Stenciled Coaster with eBrush by Craftwell USA

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:
Blank Coasters
Spectrum Noir Markers
Sticky Notes
second project:
same supplies except,  
metal tape for embellishing

I placed my stencil down and secured it to my coaster with post it notes. I lifted of each piece separately and eBrushed them with FS1, DG1 Spectrum Noir Markers. After my pieces where all sprayed I kept the skeleton of the stencil and decided to glue it down to my colored image using Modpodge.
Here is my end result! I will cover the entire coaster with glossy modpodge a few moretimes to adhere the paper stencil.

I hope you enjoyed today's showing of some simple things you can do to personalize things around the house or just give a personal touch to a small gift.

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!

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