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October 27, 2015

Halloween eBrush Layout

Cut 'n' Boss Design Team: Suzanna Lee Cycle 12

Hi there Craftwell fans! Suzanna popping in today to share a Halloween layout that I created using the eBrush and CutNBoss. I'm new to the eBrush so I have some tips to share with you as I learn to use this really cool handy dandy crafting tool as well!

First things first, use your Silhouette and some Contact paper to cut out a stencil. I wanted a large stencil so using my a larger electronic cutting machine enabled me to get that effect.

I carefully peeled of the backing of the Contact paper and applied my homemade mask or stencil to the white cardstock. There are a few puckers here and there as putting such a large stencil with such detail is no easy task. I'm not worried about it as you won't see those mistakes once the stencil has been pulled up.

Next, you will need your eBrush, Tombow markers, a large flat paint brush and a water mister of some sort.

Use various color Tombow markers to apply color over the stencil/mask. I used two shades of grey, purple and orange. The purple and orange were applied here and there, not through out as the grey's were. When you have your markers in the adapter for the eBrush, make sure you had the tip ALL the way in, I frequently found that I wasn't getting sufficient color application as my markers weren't deep into the well of the adapter.

Once you have all the color you want, mist with the water and paint over with a moist paint brush. As you can see from the left/right comparison above, this creates a less mottled and more blended look. You cannot get this same effect with Spectrum Noir markers as they are alcohol based while Tombow is a water based marker.

Pretty nifty Halloween background, don't you think? I then layered Crate Paper "After Dark" collection papers and stickers to create the remainder of the layout. My journaling is on a tag which I cut out with my Cut'N Boss and a die.

I just love Halloween, it's my favorite holiday. No pressure, just fun. Just as crafting should be; no pressure, just fun. And both the eBrush and Cut'N Boss sure make it so easy and fun!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Craftwell eBrush
Tombow markers
Silhouette Cameo
Miss Kate Cuttables cut file
Paper, stickers - Crate Paper
Rub Ons - Tim Holtz
Twine - The Twinery


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