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November 5, 2015

eBrushed Polished Stone and Dreaming Tree

eBrush Design Team: Jan Hunter  Week 1  Cycle 3

Hi everyone.  I've been revisiting some old techniques and discovered that one from a few years ago works especially well with Craftwell's  ebrush.  WAHOO!

 Do you remember the polished stone on glossy stock we were all enamored about and used for lots of fun as backgrounds for stamping?  Well, guess what???? It works! And even better, is that Leo of Dreaming Tree ( is our sponsor for the month!  Loving these new files!  And I can see so much potential in being adapted for other holidays....  Leo, these would be fun to see in Christmas and Valentine Days options!  ;)
For this technique you'll need:
Glossy photo stock paper (I used 12 x 12 sheets)
Markers (Spectrum Noir were used in this project)
eBrush (CraftwellUSA)
Hair spray in a pump bottle (generic brands work well too)
electronic cutting machine
Stingy Jack's Halloween Pumpkin Lantern III  File from Dreaming Tree (
Using the basic technique for polished stone and to save some time, ebrush the colors as desired on the 12x12 stock.  TIP:  Be careful not to over wet  as the paper does buckle and there's no way of getting those out without taking off the shine and color -- yeah, don't ask!  LOL 

Take a peek at this quick video on how I used the technique.

Cut your papers using the desired file.  TIP:  I found that since my photo paper was a heavier stock, I had to set my blade deeper than normal and cut using a chipboard setting and a multi-cut of 2 on my die-cutting machine.    (I did use different cut-outs than in the original file - Leo gave his permission to make the alterations).

(yes, I did cut out all of my pieces before coloring -- but having all the coloring done earlier would have saved some time and made for more consistent  flow in the overall pattern of each of the face pieces)  Not shown:  eBrushed Vellum.  Quick and easy using colors as desired.  Have fun and play!

The embellishment shapes were made using basic shapes in the software shape library for my machine and I used the union command to connect them.  There's a lot of potential in that library!  Create a shadow (contour cut) for the bottom layer if desired.

Follow the clear directions found in the assembly video here.  You'll not be disappointed in the outcome.

Thanks for stopping by!  Stay tuned for more eBrush fun tomorrow and next week! You'll find much more on my blog, here. 

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