Loved making this mixed media piece and very happy to have it featured on the Artistry at CreativeFabrica.com
The creative process Window to Spring can be found at
Loved making this mixed media piece and very happy to have it featured on the Artistry at CreativeFabrica.com
The creative process Window to Spring can be found at
Posted at 08:33 AM in AC Cardstock, altered media, canvas, celebrations, crafts & needlework, digital paper, embossing, Gesso, home decor, IkonStencilArt, Inks, modeling/texture paste, Papercrafting, Print 2 Cut, print2print, Sizzix eclips-eCal, Spring, Stencils, SVGs, Tags | Permalink | Comments (0)
Tags: AC cardstock, Creative Fabrica, eCal3, eclips2, Home Decor, inks, Mixed Media, papercrafting, silkscreen stencil, Spring, Stencils
For the first time in many years, I didn't buy my own birthday present, T did! Got to love a hubby that listens and says "let's do it!"
I've been wanting a laser engraver for a long time -- especially after seeing a model that also cuts, but the pricing was way out of our comfort zone. When we saw this model, we couldn't help but make the purchase even though the cutting area is very small, it does suffice for what I wanted to do.
Peggy at Mixed Media Supplies has some digital stamps that I'd hoped would have excellent results. So, let the play begin.
Mini Maker by Nejetool.com
Rose Stencil Digital Stamp (Mixed Media Supplies)
wood cuts (1/8" birch) - from my stash
eBrush w/ Tombow adapter
Adhesive, ScorTape, Red Line heavy duty tape, Scotch Quick Dry glue
Word Processing program
used fabric softener sheet (optional)
metallic rub on (gold)
I don't have a lot of pictures for this project, but I'm pretty sure you'll figure out the steps on your own.
Begin by selecting and sizing the digital stamp in the NJ software (I enlarged to fill the design window) The finished design was 1 x 1.5 inches. As you'll notice in the pictures below, the image was engraved on a wooden tag I had in my stash.
Once the image has been engraved, remove it from the machine. Trim if needed. Set aside.
Gesso and ATC sized piece of card stock. Let dry. Using the eBrush and Tombow markers, color as desired. I originally had plans to use the lighter edges as the top of the ATC, however, decided to flip it. Color the engraved piece and the mini heart.
Open your word processing program and select the fonts and sentiments for your ATC. I chose Summer Sunsets, the color of roses as a reminder of the beautiful sunsets we have been seeing in recent days and the garden of roses I pass by nearly every morning on walk through the neighborhood.
Print on plain paper, Then using some repositionable glue/tape, place the ATC over the printing noting the placement. Print again. At this point, you can spray with a bit of fixative OR using some embossing powder, emboss for another layer of texture.
If desired, add a bit of gold metallic rub to the edges of the ATC.
"Glue" some torn pieces of the used dryer sheet on the ATC with the mod podge. Let dry. Glue a small piece of the dryer sheet to the heart. Let that dry as well. When dry, add a bit of looped twine on the back of the heart. Secure with glue or redline tape.
When the ATC base has dried, secure the ATC to a base (3 x 4). Add embellishments. If desired add a light layer of ModPodge to the entire ATC, making sure that the edges of your wood pieces are also sealed. Let dry and you're ready to sign and frame your work of art.
Posted at 03:57 PM in altered media, ATC, canvas, cardmaking, crafts & needlework, CraftwellUSA, digital stamps, eBrush, Gesso, home decor, markers, mixed media, Mixed Media Supplies, Mod Podge, Papercrafting, ScorTape, Stamping, Stencils, Tombow, Wood Cuts | Permalink | Comments (0)
Tags: ATC, digital stamp, eBrush, laser engraver, Mixed Media Supplies, Tombow Markers
Memories of a beautiful day in sunny San Diego with most of our team in 2017. We had such an enjoyable week of work and a few hours of fun.
This mixed media canvas was a joy to make and has lots of texture... there's lots of tissue paper images (stamped and printed). Some details added with modeling paste and stencils. A little bit of clay from a previous project and some hanging hearts and ribbon for this memory piece.
Loving the options of doing a bit of creative work now on a weekly basis again. Hoping you're enjoying some #CRE8TIME this month as well.
This mixed media project just evolved. It started out as something for the upcoming Halloween holiday, however, it took on a life of its own as I played with the colors and textures a little.
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5 x 7 Watercolor Canvas
Clock stencil (Mixed Media Supplies)
Chain Link background stamp (Mixed Media Supplies)
Modeling paste and knife
ink (yellow, pumpkin, and brown were used in this project)
Wooden Laser Cuts (MelissaFrances-thin cuts)
If you need to prep your canvas, apply a thin coat of gesso. Let dry.
Ink up your Gelli plate with desired colors, using the brayer, blend the colors as desired. Press the canvas into ink and pull. While you still have the ink on the gelli press, place the clock stencil on the gelli press and pull another print. Move the stencil to another part of the press and pull another print, repeat as desired - you can re- ink if you need to. Clean off the stencil -- make sure it is thoroughly dry before storing.
Place the stencil as desired on the canvas and using the modeling paste, apply a thin layer. Pull the stencil and repeat. I had a little extra paste left on my knife, so I just swashed it across the canvas in a couple of places. Using the background stamp, impress lightly into the wet texture paste in the upper left hand corner. Be sure to clean your stencil and stamp before the paste dries. Allow your canvas to dry.
If needed, lightly sand the now dry modeling paste areas. Ink lightly around the edges of the canvas and add a swipe or two across the canvas.
Glue the laser cut words on the front of the canvas as desired. Mount and frame or use as a cover for a mini album.
Thanks for joining us today as the Mixed Media Design Team continues to share some fun projects this month. You won't want to miss a single post. Be sure to visit the Mixed Media blog throughout the month! Enjoy your own personal crafting and nurturing time!
Posted at 12:00 AM in altered media, canvas, crafts & needlework, Design Team project, Fun Stamper's Journey, Gelli Plate, Gesso, home decor, Inks, Mixed Media Supplies, Stamping, Stencils, Wood Cuts | Permalink | Comments (0)
Tags: canvas, Design Team, gelli plate, ink, Mixed Media Supplies, stamps, stencils, texture paste, thin cuts
A stencil from my stencil library is the basis for this quick and easy eBrushed home decor project featuring the color of Mustard Yellow this month. I think the deep blue sets off the yellow beautifully.
2 (5 x 7 inch) watercolor canvases
eBrush and marker adaptor
Markers (Spectrum Noir)
Prep your canvase if needed. I taped mine together, so they wouldn't slip apart during the "coloring" process.
This allows you to bridge the two canvas pieces with your stencil. Spray the back of the stencil with the repositionable spray. Apply the stencil to the canvas. Make sure that it is secure. Mask any space that you don't want sprayed.
Using the eBrush and the blue marker, spray the color across the stencil.
Sign your completed work. Frame if desired. I'm using another canvas to mount these two smaller canvases on and leaving the larger canvas unframed. It's looking great in my entryway. Hope you have some creative time built into your week! Enjoy nourishing your soul!
I've been wanting to make these for a very long time -- and even bought the Fall Pumpkin Blocks from MyScrapChick last Fall when it came out. I LOVE that the files go together as a dimensional project so easily! Let's get started.
12 x 12 white cardstock (Fun Stampers Journey)
Fall Pumpkin Blocks (MyScrapChick)
Butterfly and flowers (unknown source)
Heart (eShape store)
Sizzix eclips and eCal software
Wood Grain embossing folder
Open the cutting files for the blocks. I chose to use all four blocks. Cut at the import size for the Fall Blocks and resize the flowers and butterflies as desired. The wings on the butterflies are pretty fragile so be very careful when you take them off the mat. Cut 2 of each front. One of each of the front cuts will be embossed.
Using the Wood grain folder and the cut-n-boss, emboss a front for each of the blocks.
Since all my paper started out as white, now's the time to add some color! Using the eBrush, TB marker adapter and Tombow markers, color as desired. I used a light gray for the embossed block fronts to add a little more texture. It doesn't show well in the photos, but it is there. Using shades of yellow and orange and dark gray, color the flowers and butterflies. With a pink marker, color the hearts.
Using your favorite curling tool, shape the flower petals and cup slightly. Use a brad to secure layers. I colored a small center and placed that onto the brad for a couple of flower centers. Glue the butterfly top to the bottom cut of the butterfly. Shape for a little more dimension. I added a little bit of sparkle to the edges using the clear sparkle pen from Crafters Companion.
Cut the canvas into a bunny ear shape as shown in the photo below. Protect the surface of your table with some wax paper and brush the canvas with some ModPodge to stiffen. Let dry overnight.
But the blocks together. Use the un-embossed front. Use some scraps of paper and glue to the inside top flap for a little more bulk to support the ears. Cut a slit or punch a hole in the flap. Apply the embossed front to the block. Add some whiskers using some twine. With some pop up dots, add the heart cut. Fold the canvas "ears" in half and secure in the flap.
Depending on the weight of your cardstock, you may need to add a little weight to the base. I used about 1/3 cup of rice* in a small plastic bag . Secure the top flap in place with scor-tape.
TIP: If you wanted to use these as gift bags, you certainly could. Just use removable glue dots on the top or bottom flap for ease in opening.
Secure your embellishments using glue, pop-dots and/or glue dots as desired and display!
Enjoy some time in your happy place this week! Hoping to see you again next week!
Posted at 12:03 AM in 3D, altered media, canvas, CanvasCorp, crafts & needlework, CraftwellUSA, Cut-N-Boss, Design Team project, eBrush, embossing, Fun Stamper's Journey, Glue Dots, Holidays, home decor, markers, Mod Podge, My Scrap Chick, Papercrafting, Sizzix eclips-eCal, spectrum noir, SVGCuts, SVGs, Tombow | Permalink | Comments (0)
Tags: blocks, bunnies, canvas, Craftwell, Easter, eBrush, eCal2, eclips2, eShape store, Glue Dots, Mod Podge, MyScrapChick, Scor-Tape, Sizzix, SVGCuts, Tombow
Halloween isn't all that far away and we've been opening a few boxes finding some older decor and creating some new! We've had a Halloween tree in the past.. and we're putting one together for this year too; taking it up a notch by adding some quick goodies featuring some eBrushed "ornaments."
Black Cat SVG (download here) Eyes (download here)
Hat from the Jack O'Lantern in the Haunted Forest SVG File (SVGCuts)
Black 12 x 12 solid core paper
Orange paper (scrap)
Pearl Ex (Iridescent)
marker adapter (I used a medium gray marker)
Stencil (you'll find mine here)
electronic die cutting machine and associated software (Sizzix eclips2/eCal2)
embellishments for the hats as desired
Cut the cats and the eyes. Glue the eyes to the back of the cat (the hole will fit a small LED light - the strand I used had 20 lights and was purchased at HL a few years back). When the glue has dried, spray the front of the cats with a mixture of Pearl Ex and water using the eBrush and the siphon Set aside.
Cut the hats from the pumpkin file. Stencil the panels using the eBrush, and gray marker. Assemble the hats according to the directions in the video (see here). Embellish as desired and lightly spray with the Pearl Ex mixture you used a little earlier on the cats.
Add your new ornaments to the tree and enjoy!
Did you recognize this one hiding on the tree? Directions can be found here.
Wall decor - click here.
The tags on the tree were a free download via Pinterest. The fabric ghosts, crows and candy corn were made by a special friend of mine, named Amy quite a few years ago, but are still fun to pull out every October!
Enjoy some happy Creative time! Keep checking back... and don't forget to delve into the archives... there are some other ideas there as well.
Posted at 12:01 AM in 3D, canvas, crafts & needlework, CraftwellUSA, Design Team project, digital scrapbooking, eBrush, Fun Stamper's Journey, Halloween, home decor, markers, Papercrafting, Siphon Adapter, Sizzix eclips-eCal, spectrum noir, Stencils | Permalink | Comments (0)
Tags: cats, Craftwell, decor, eBrush, eclips, Halloween, hats, home decor, markers, Pearl Ex, siphon, Sizzix, stencils, SVGCuts
We're excited to celebrate the Cinco de Mayo with SaborPapel! Have you seen their fabulous papers? They ROCK!
I've had to much fun playing with them.
Here's a peek at the collection I used for this project!
Now that you've been introduced to this cool-lection of fabulous papers, let me share my project for today.
eBrush (marker adapter - sharpie)
Foam Core or canvas
contact paper for stencil, transfer tape
electronic cutting machine, software
image for tracing - cutting file in SVG format
Flower pot (Dreaming Tree - Love you Mom collection)
additional dies and cutting files, as desired (flowers, leaves and flourish/vine)
Sabor Olé collection
adhesive, pop dots
Let's get started:
Create your stencil using the word art image or file of your choice in your cutting machine's software. Size to fit your base and your frame. Cut in clear contact paper - weed the lettering leaving the negative for the stencil. Add the transfer tape and transfer the stencil to the foam core surface. Make sure it's secure on the surface.
Using the eBrush and the marker, spray the stencil. Let it dry a little longer and then carefully remove the stencil. Lift any remaining pieces from the now painted surface. Be careful, the sharpie will smear or scratch. It's best to let it sit a day or two before doing much more with this piece.
Download the image file here or download the SVG file here.
Now it's time to embellish. Cut flowers, leaves, vines and any other embellishments as desired. Add a little more dimension using the eBrush for some more color and pinch and shape to the leaves. The florals came from 2 packs of Ole cutouts. Add some bling to each of the flowers for a little more fun. Frame if desired.
To highlight the papers even more, I cut 1 flower pot from the Love You Mom collection, using my electronic cutting machine, Fill a mat with circles in 3 different sizes and cut a few leafy branches. Using the eBrush, lightly edge each of the circles. Run the circles through a crimper to "soften" the fibers, crumple, stack, insert a brad into the center. You can add a "stem" if you'd like, but I just hot glued them to paper covered styro form in the pot. Add some greenery and a flower from the cuts that come with your paper collection to decorate the flower pot.
Wishing you a happy Crafty day! Enjoy the rest of the blog hop! It's been fun to be a part of the SaborPapel/Craftwell blog hop! Want a chance to win a prize for participating in the hop?
Pam Bray is next... but feel free to start at the top if you've missed any. Each of the links below will open in a new window.
Blog Hop Roll:
Stay tuned May is filled with all things Carftwell and Sabor! We've got some great things in store!
Posted at 09:59 PM in 3D, altered media, canvas, crafts & needlework, CraftwellUSA, Design Team project, Dreaming Tree - 3DSvg, eBrush, Holidays, markers, Papercrafting, SaborPapel, Sharpies, Sizzix eclips-eCal, Stencils, SVGs, vinyl | Permalink | Comments (30)
Tags: #saborpapel, #sizzixeclips, 3D, Cinco de Mayo, Craftwell, Dreaming Tree, eBrush, eCal2, eclips2, flowers, markers, SaborPapel, Sizzix, stencil, svg
I really tried to finish this project in January, but just couldn't get it to come together... but today, despite the migraine and nasty cold, I decided to try to finish it and get it out on the porch.
The burlap canvas was a 2-fer at HL I picked up before the move. The "H" was cut by K's hubby and I'm really liking it with no serifs.
I used some Deco Art goodies and a stencil (my design) and started the mixed media journey. What you can't see is the "mess" I created on the wooden letter; but the leftover texture looks cool under that black paint. The H is screwed to the bar on the back of the canvas... makes it easy to center.
Deco Art's metallic glaze is the highlight color and is so easy to use. It's on the canvas and on the tag. I even rubbed a bit on the sage colored ribbon to pull the colors together a little more. The wooden tag and metal heart clip and the word LUCKY from a TC die finish it off for the month of March.
The front door needed something too. A little color on the black door -- this silk coleus fit nicely in the metallic welcome basket. I love how versatile this half basket shape is. Flowers, greenery, berries and more all year long! Maybe it will take on a new color later this year.
Our holidays this year are going to be a jumble of activity as we pick up, pack up, and head west again. I was excited that the papers from our sponsor this month, Teresa Collins, offered this clean palette to play with.
The greens and pinks included in the array of papers were perfect for my altered canvas project!
For my project I used:
eBrush with the SN adapter
Spectrum Noir markers (FS6, TN2, TN7, GT1)
Off-white acrylic paint
16 x 20 canvas
chipboard (banner pennants)
TC papers (GlamFactor [Triangles], ProjectPins [Gold Dipped, Lattice], Collector's Edition [Guilded]
Brown patterned paper (stash)
Glue (I also used a Xyron machine - with permanent adhesive)
die cutting machine that will accommodate BIGZ dies
electronic die cutting machine (letters, banner pennants, circles, vinyl stencil for the acronym sentiment)
Die - Tim Holtz (On the Edge Distressed Doily)
Ribbon and other embellishments as desired.
.05 black marker
foam paint brush
other odds and ends
Using my electronic die cutting machine, I cut all the pieces referred to above and set them aside. Weed the vinyl - removing the letters and leaving the background and apply some transfer tape and transfer the vinyl to the canvas. Save the backing and tape if you use vinyl and plan on using the stencil again. Cut any additional pieces you may need using the manual machine.
I hand cut or tore the pieces for the house, heart, tree and sun and grass. Set aside.
Arrange your stencil on the canvas as desired, burnish lightly to make sure the bleeding of your spray is minimal. Color as desired. The Spectrum Noir markers dry very quickly, so you can remove the stencil as soon as you finish spraying that last letter (if you plan on using the pattern again, then cover with the transfer tape and burnish back onto the tape. Apply the backing as additional protection until you're ready to use it again. If you're using stencil material you can spray the back with repositionable spray.
Set up your ebrush and spray all the pieces you want to have some additional depth and texture on. Glue the "grass" down first. Now add the additional pieces. You can use Modge Podge to secure things on the canvas. Be sure to smooth so you don't get any buckling. A few of the pieces I ran through the Xyron Creative Station, including all the lettering. Spray the edges of the canvas with a brown marker.
If you used a liquid glue to secure everything on the canvas, you'll want to set it aside to dry thoroughly. You can seal the entire front of the canvas with Modge Podge if desired.
Now assemble your banner pieces as desired. To tone down the brown I sprayed on the edges earlier, dry brush some acrylic across the top and edges of each pennant and on the doily. Let dry. Thread the ribbon through the banner pieces and arrange as desired on the canvas. I used a glue dot on the back of each pennant to help hold the pieces where I wanted them on the front of the canvas. Use some hot glue or a thumbtack to secure the ribbon to the back of the canvas frame. Add any additional embellishments as desired.
Thanks for dropping by and we hope that you'll continue to stop by frequently! Don't forget that the rest of the Craftwell Design Team for this term are still posting this week. So check out all the great eBrush projects!
Have an awesome week! And don't miss out on the #fallforebrush giveaway this month at Craftwell! Enjoy some creative time this week!
Posted at 02:00 AM in altered media, canvas, crafts & needlework, CraftwellUSA, Cut-N-Boss, Design Team project, eBrush, embossing, markers, Papercrafting, Sizzix eclips-eCal, spectrum noir, Stencils, SVGs, Xyron | Permalink | Comments (0)
Tags: #fallforebrush, acrylic paint, acrylic paint, altered media, canvas, CraftwellUSA, Design Team, eBrush, eCal, markers, paper crafting, Sizzix eclips, Spectrum Noir, stencil, Teresa Collins, Xyron