Monday, September 15, 2014

Ebrush hack #4... Edible Food Markers

Hello Crafty Friends and eBrush enthusiasts... I got another eBrush hack for you all!! Yay!!
Recently a topic of discussion on Facebook was "what good, food safe, markers are available that would work in the eBrush system?".  I found a few brands online that I  thought looked promising. And all were comparable in price to a pack of Spectrum Noir markers... yeah right, not gonna happen. So, I took to my local Walmart and this is what I found...

Betty Crocker brand Easy Writers. And, these were $2 and some change... SCORE!! My wallet can handle a couple bucks!

For this hack you'll need:

foam pencil cushion/grips (just one)
a package of Betty Crocker Easy Writers
eBrush (with the Spectrum Noir "SN" adapter )
and a pair of scissors (not pictured above).

Cut about 1/3 of a foam cushion. Cut a horizontal slit through one side (as shown above).

Fit around marker with open end on top.

Insert into SN adapter head.
 Pardon the food coloring on my nail.

Marker tip should not touch air nozzle.

If you cannot get the marker into adapter with cushion, try inserting your cushion first...

Now, try inserting your pen.

Once you have the right fit and your marker head is centered... test your eBrush for airflow.

If you do not get a burst of color and your pen doesn't seem to be releasing any of it's food coloring or your marker seems to be dry to the touch... chances are it probably is.

On my first try I didn't get a single drip or even glob (like others had complained about their pens doing), I just got air. :( And I was about to give up when I decided to check the packaging for directions. Here's what the back of the package had to say:

That's right people... "If tip of decorator appears dry, briefly dip the tip in water to activate"!!
And, you know what?? It worked!! That tip sucked up water like a sponge... because basically, that's what it really was... LOL! I only had the tip in there for only a split second and it started to release color into the small cup of water.

Now it looked too juicy. So, I blotted the tip, and again tested my spray.

And BINGO... just right!!

Now to test on some cupcakes!!


OH MY!! I think these look too good now...  because now they look fake!

So here's some proof that they are in fact edible. After our pizza dinner this evening I gave the cuppy cakes to my kids...

Pardon the messy food face but the last munchkin had pizza everywhere and was screaming for his cupcake. And, that darn little booger got it and LOVED it too!!

I hope you enjoyed this HACK and decide to give it a try. If you find a new hack or even try this one, we would really love it if you'd share it with us!! 

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Baby Ducky Card

Hey craft friends... took a little break for some much needed down time. And just stopping in to share a really quick and easy Baby Ducky Card.

For this card I used Designs on Cloud 9's Flutter Card for the card base

and  Baby Duck for the cute little duckies.

For the Monogrammed "B", I used the Rockwell Extra Bold font.

For a the deep tone on tone shading I used my eBrush with Spectrum Noir markers and airbrushed all my paper pieces.

Sorry no step by step instructions here. Will be working on more in depth tutorial soon and possibly video tutorial also.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you all soon!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pink and Main-September Release

Hello Crafty Friends it's a new month and that means Pink and Main's new September releases are here. YAY!!

There are a lot of great sets for the upcoming holiday season. Check them out!!

Here I made a cute card using the Sugarplums stamp set! Love those little frosted cupcakes! They are too cute! And,you can find the "sweet Holiday wishes" sentiment in the new Cocoa Kisses set.

Border punch used is from Recollections. And, all paper flowers are from Prima Marketing.

And, here is a card using another new release...

For this one I used the new Frosty Friends stamp set. This set is snow much fun!! Pun totally intended... sorry, I couldn't help myself! LOL

If you like adorable winter puns then you'll love P& M's Santa Mail which I used to make this cute mini gift bag. So do your elf a favor and put this set on your wish list!

If you're not too into the whole play on words thing how about some Christmas Quotes? This set includes quotes from your favorite childhood Christmas movies.

And, these are only a few of the 9 newly released sets that debuted this month.
So head over to Pink and Main and collect them all!!

Happy Stamping & Crafting!!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Dia del los Muertos Card

Hi Crafty Friends! After being sick with the stomach flu, which luckily I was the only one to catch, I was finally out of bed and able to have some much needed play time.

I made this Dia del los Muertos inspired card.

For this Project I used several cutting files from Designs on Cloud 9.

I airbrushed all paper pieces with my eBrush Machine which added depth to my flat roses and leaves, skull, banner, and even my background behind the spiderweb. I used the black outlines as a guide and airbrushed color where I thought the shadows would fall.

I hand drew all additional details on the skull (the scallops around the eyes, the  spider web, hearts, and all scroll work).

angled view 

Added foam adhesive under skull for more dimension.

I font I used is called Black Castle MF and you can download it HERE for free.

This was a just a quick post... seeing as that I am still sick and in need of more rest.
Wish me luck with 4 kids! 

Have a happy scrappy day!!