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February 25, 2016

A Tag for You: By the Numbers

Ebrush Design Team: Barbara Rankin Week 9 Cycle 3

Welcome our newest eBrush Design Team Member!

Hello everyone.  Barbara here with my first post as part of the Craftwell eBrush design team.  I am so thrilled to be here, and I don't mind telling you how much fun this eBrush is to use!  It is a fabulous little machine.  While I have done some airbrushing before using monstrous air compressors that were so loud, you could not hear yourself think, this little gem is so much quieter, and has several settings from low, medium, to high air pressure.  It is so convenient to use and store, too, unlike the monstrosities I have used before.  I cannot say enough good things about it.  So let's play!!!!

This month, we are pairing up with products from Teresa Collins.  I get to play with three different die sets, and I used something from each one of them for my tag!

After cutting the honeycomb from manila card stock, I used it first as a stencil to make background layers.

Move the die cut around the page, spraying Copic markers with the eBrush by Craftwell.  Keep your images random and uneven for best results.

B34, BG72
Script stamp from Bo Bunny set with Forest Moss distress ink
Airbrush these colors until you like it.
Stamp Finnabair Crackle randomly with Vintage Photo distress ink.
Stamp Blips randomly with Black Soot distress ink
Airbrush edges with 100 Black
Airbrush R85 in a few spots
Cut paper into a tag shape, approximately 8-1/2" by 5" wide, and set aside.  Die cut a butterfly from manila card stock.

Airbrush edges with Black 100
Y17 and YR23
B28 around edges, softening as you move inward
Die cut the numbers from manila cardstock and airbrush them in a similar fashion as the butterfly.  I added a white edge with a white craft pen to help it stand out better against the background.  

Die cut four tattered flowers from coffee filter paper.  Airbrush each as shown.

Offset two petals for each flower.
Trim the edge of the honeycomb die cut unevenly, then adhere to center of tag.  Add flowers, butterfly, numbers, and gold leaf ribbon trim, as shown.  Punch a hole and add eyelet to top center of tag.  Add jewel stickers to butterfly body and flower center.

Use the negative of the butterfly die cut (the portion left in the card stock piece after cutting out the butterfly) as a mask and airbrush Warm Gray No. 5 through the opening, lower right and upper left.
Airbrush with Warm Gray No. 5
The illusion of butterfly shadows
Lastly, pretty yarns were added through the tag hole to finish it off.  See photo of finished tag at top of post.

Supplies Used:

Teresa Collins Project Dies
  • Today
  • Remember This
  • Honeycomb
Copic Markers
  • BG72
  • B34
  • B28
  • YR23
  • Y17
  • Y38
  • YG23
  • R85
  • V12
  • V15
  • 100 Black
  • Warm Gray No. 5
Rubber Stamps
  • Finnabair Crackle
  • Bo Bunny It is Written
  • Hero Arts Blips
  • Manila card stock
  • Tattered Flowers die (Sizzix)
  • Coffee filter paper
  • Gold leaves ribbon trim
  • Jewel stickers
  • Yarns
And here is a picture of my sweet tool!  Is that not just amazing... how small it is and totally easy to use.  And you can use all of the most common markers on the market, so there are just no limitations with this fabulous tool!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a great week!  See you next time with more fun and hopefully a slew full of inspiration.  


  1. Beautiful Tag, love the depth of the eBrush you achieved. Congrats on joining the Craftwell will love them.


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