Thursday, December 25, 2014

eBrushed Hawaiian gift bag & tag

Merry Christmas eBrush fans!! Today I have a beautiful ebrushed gift set to share with you all. I wanted to do something that is a reflection of my heritage. Although I was not born in Hawaii, I did grow up in Hawaii and spent most of my life there. So, I wanted to do a little something special that is a reflection of my heritage. 

Supplies you will need:
eBrush with Sharpie (SP) adapter
Metallic Gift Bag
Dreamweaver Stencils ( LL482, LS27, & LM204)
Background stencil (for more info click here)
Painter's tape
Oval Die
Tag Die
Metallic Paper
Sharpies (red, orange, yellow, light green, & green)

With a few item I turned this dollar store bag into a trendy upscaled gift.

With painter's tape I taped a down a border around my stencil onto my dollar store bag. This helps keep the stencil from moving and gives me a clean line around my bag. I put a cut out of an oval under my background stencil to mask off an area for my other stencil image to be set into.

I airbrushed the background onto my bag using my eBrush machine with the Sharpie adapter and a red Sharpie. Then I removed the stencil and oval mask.

In then revealed masked oval area I centered my  Dreamweaver pineapple stencil (LS27) and masked it with more painters tape. I then ebrushed the pineapple using my sharpies starting with my yellow, then orange for the base of my pineapple, and then light green and green for the leaves. 

I masked off my Dreamweaver's Season's Aloha (LM204) stencil above the red stenciled area and ebrushed my sentiment. 

Here is the image of the finished bag . 

I also removed the metallic "rope" that came with the bag and replaced it with burlap ribbon. This gave it a more luxurious look of that of an upscale boutique store.

Using my tag die I cut a tag out of metallic paper to match the bag. I repeated the pineapple motif my ebrushing a bigger Dreamweaver pineapple stencil (LL482). Again, using yellow, orange, light green, and green sharpies. Instead of ebrushing the same red background I opted for just a simple red border.  I did want them to coordinate but I  didn't want it to be too "matchy-matchy".

 The results were just stunning!!

We are a family that supports local artisans so I paired my gift bag and tag with a wine bought from our local winery.

I hope this inspires you to turn your dollar store finds into something luxurious too!

And as we say in Hawaii...
Mele Kalikimaka
( Merry Christmas)
Hau'oli Makahiki Hou
(Happy New Year)

Thanks for stopping by!
~ Mitsy

Monday, December 22, 2014

Super quick & easy bath salts

Hello Crafty Friends! Just poppin' in to show off these super cute, super quick, and super easy gifts in a jar! I made these super simple and very pocket friendly bath salts. I made a few of these for teacher's gifts for my girl's last day of school before they went on winter break. 

You can find more info here  from a previous post.

I packaged my salts in simple glass jars I bought from my local dollar store. Wrapped the base of the neck with this adorable stitched grosgrain. And, tied cute handmade gift tags to each.

To make these super cute tags I used Pink and Main's Frosty Friends and Snow Globe stamp sets. And for the cute scalloped edge on the bottom of the tag I used Martha Stewart's Eyelet Lace border punch. Then I added bling to the centers of each snowflake as well as in between each scallop.

Friday, December 19, 2014

eBrushing candles

Hey Crafty Friends, just wanted to pop in to show you another creative way to use your eBrush!
Recently, on the eBrush fan page on Facebook, a member asked if it was possible to use your eBrush on candles. That was a very good question! Of course I need to find out myself because I really didn't know. So I jumped right on it and made it my project of the day... "Can candles be eBrushed"? And the answer is YES, they can!!

Here is my very successful attempt at eBrushing candles. And, I made a really quick tutorial on how I was able to do this...

You will need the following:
eBrush with Sharpie adapter head
Heat Gun

This is one of my favorite stencils. I've used it in a few of my other projects. You can read more about it and get the free SVG file here.*

*Please remember my files are for personal use only. Please do not alter,sell, redistribute, or claim my work as your own. You may use my files in blog posts and printed publications as long as proper credit is given to me, Mitsyana Wright and the Up on Tippy Toes blog . By downloading any of my files you agree to these terms.

I secured my plastic stencil with painters tape. This helps keep the image in place while spraying. If there is not enough tack in your tape and peels off your candle try using a stronger tack tape like Duct tape or heavy duty packing tape.

With my ebrush and the Sharfpie (SP) adapter head and my metallic Sharpies I sprayed half my candle with gold and the other half with silver.

 Even though the color does adhere, you 're still spraying on a waxed surface and your colors will have a tendency to rub off.  An easy "fix" to this problem is to briefly go over your surface with a heat gun... the same way you would as if you were heat embossing. Do not over heat, your are melting wax and over heating your surface could cause your colors run or even bubble.

We want to just subtly melt the surface so the color will melt into the wax and create a "seal" and "seal" the color onto your candle.

I suggest doing this step BEFORE you continue the pattern onto the rest of your candle so that you don't smudge off the areas that were eBrushed. Work in small areas at a time. It minimizes potential accidents.

And here's my finished candle "sealed". This candle had a naturally rough texture to it and it's final appearance reflects that texture. This is not a reflection of the ebrushing process.

Hope this little tutorial inspire you to experiment on your own candles!


~ Mitsy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Winter Decor

Hello Crafty Friends... I'm back again with some winter home decor made using my eBrush. I chose to incorporate the word "Peace" into my decor because who couldn't use a little more peace in their life?

Supplies I used for this project:
Picture Frame (12"x5")
eBrush with SN adapter head
Spectrum Noir Markers ( TB2, TB5, IG2, IG3, TN7, & TN8)
Sizzix Sparrow Die
Marvy Uchida Jumbo Snowflake Punch
Electric Die cutter
Personal Manual Die Cut Machine
Craft Knife
Stickles (Crystal)
Patterned Paper/Cardstock
Craft Cardstock
Glue or Adhesive

I first started by taking the mat that came with my frame out. I then used it as a template.

I layed it on my chipboard and used a craft knife to make a shape of the exact shape and size to fit my frame. 
I then adhered my patterned paper to the chip board and again trimmed with with my craft knife. I prepared this as my background and set aside.

Next I cut my bird. For this songbird I used a Sizzix sparrow die and cut out 2 birds, one from a song sheet paper and the other from chipboard. I layered the two and glued together. Then with my Ebrush I airbrushed the bird using the SN adapter head with Spectrum Noir markers in IG2, IG3,TB2, and TB5. Then I drew highlights using my white gel pen.

I freehand cut out a branch from craft paper and then ebrushed it using Spectrum Noir markers in TN7 and TN8. Then I embossed the branch using my Teressa Collins embossing folder. I also added crystal stickles over brushed on gesso for snow.

I cut out 3 snowflakes using my Marvy Uchida jumbo snowflake punch and highlighted them using my Spectrum Noir marker in TB2.

Using my electric die cut machine I used the free font Buffalo Nickel to cut the word peace out of printed card stock. I then ebrushed it using my Spectrum Noir markers in TB2 and TB5. I also made a shadow for my word it using a charcoal gray paper and adhered both word and shadow together. Then I glued all my individual pieces onto my prepared chipboard background from earlier.

Tah-dah... Beautiful winter decor!

Hope you enjoyed this project!
And, here's wishing you "Peace" for this holiday season!!
~ Mitsy

Sunday, December 7, 2014

hydrangea wall decor

I made this a couple weeks ago... just playing with my dies and ebrush. I love how it turned out!

Supplies used:
Sizzix Big Shot
Sizzix Hydrangea and Bucket dies (both retired)
Anna Griffin - Flourish Emblem
Sharpies ( purple, pink, lt. green, dk. green, orange, & brown)
heart shaped brads
stemmed ladybugs
patterned paper