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February 16, 2017

Guest Designer Andrea Webster

Ebrushed Fashion Statement! We are delighted to have Andrea share her wonderful post with us today!

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Hi, I'm Andrea and I was so excited to be asked to be a guest blogger and share a recent eBrush project with you.   -- So let's get this started.
I always find skirts on the racks at the local thrift shops and they are usually just as nice as the ones I find a local department stores.  To get the best results, I use white, tan or khaki colored skirts.

You'll need: 
masking tape
stenciling material (I used index cards)
punches  - heart, flower and butterfly
eBrush and marker adapter
Sharpie markers (red, purple and black)
Glue stick
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1.  Glue two index cards together, repeat.  Tape the two sets of cards together for a stencil nearly 10 inches in length. 

2.  Using the punches, create your design by punching shapes in the index cards.  
I used hearts, butterflies for one stencil and two different flowers for the other stencil.  When punching out your design, be careful about how close you get to the bottom of the index cards and the edges.  If you get too close to either  and you don't have sufficient tape down, you may have some overspray where you don't want it on the skirt.

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3.  Place a piece of cardboard under the skirt (avoids bleeding onto the other side of the skirt.
4.  Place the stencil in the spot you want to use the stencil and tape down.  Taping it down will help eliminate the chance of   the color(s) being sprayed where you don't want it.
5.  Choose the color or colors you want to use. I used black, red and purple.

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6.  Adjust your marker to make sure you get the best spray and begin spraying.
7.  After spraying it the first time, move the stencil to a new area and repeat as desired around the skirt.
8.  After you have completed the design, turn the skirt inside out and set the color by placing in the dryer for about 5-10 minutes, OR iron to set the color.  Make sure to use the correct temperature for the fabric.
Here's another skirt using the same technique and stencils

Thanks for letting me share something I enjoy doing.  My eBrush has been so much fun and I give it a workout on a regular basis.  Hope you'll get your eBrush ready for some creative fun too!

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