Thursday, May 21, 2015

paper piecing with glossy cardstock and my eBrush

Hello crafty friends... 
For today's project I have ebrushed paper pieces. Usually when I ebrush my paper pieces I almost always start off with colored cardstock.  Today I tried something  different from my norm... not just because I'm using all white cardstock but because I using white GLOSSY cardstock!!

Tools & Supplies Used
eBbrush (with SN adapter)
Graduation Owl (KaDoodle Bug Designs)
Glossy Cardstock
Spectrum Noir Markers (EB3, TN3,OR1, IB4, TRUE BLACK, CG4)
Alpha Embossing Folder - Teresa Collins' Girls Best Friend Collection (Craftwell)
Xyron 5" Create-a-sticker
Stitched Pennant Stamp- Stitched Greetings (Pink and Main)
Smarty Pants Stamp (Pink and Main)
DCWV- The Countdown Stack
Lime Green Cardstock
3D Lacquer
XS PITT Artist Pen (Faber-Castell)
EK Success 2-way Glue Pen
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukeniko/ Imagine Crafts)
Sizzix Zigzag Frame Die (retired)

 Now, why glossy, you ask?? Well, here's  reasons I used glossy as opposed to regular matte cardstock...
1. Glossy cardstock is... well, GLOSSY!
It gives your work a very pretty shine and gives your projects, overall, a very "professional" look.
2. When you color glossy cardstock it makes your colors more crisp and vibrant...At least that's my opinion, anyway. 

Here is what the process of ebrushing my paper pieces looks like...

1. I start by using my electric die cutting machine to cut all  my pieces from my glossy cardstock.
2. I used Spectrum Noir EB3 to color the head, body, and wings. Staying toward the outside of the pieces so my ebrushing gives the appearance of highlights.
3. With Spectrum Noir TN5 to color the mask area of the eyes. Again working around the edges of the piece. ebrushing a few layers over the ends to deepen the color. 
4. I used Spectrum Noir IB3 for the irises of the eyes. This time shading the whole piece.
5. Back to the same color for the mask of the eyes but only working around the edges.They look like two different colors completely just by differing the amount of layers.
6. I used Spectrum Noir OR1 to color the feet toes and beak. putting an extra couple layers on the beak... again making it appear like a different color.
7. I ebrushed the graduation cap and the centers of the eye in Spectrum Noir True Black. Working around the edges of just the cap because I want it highlighted in the center. 
8. Lastly, I used Spectrum Noir CG4 for the tassel and bow.

I used my glue pen to adhere all my pieces together...
And, as a final touch I hand drew eyelashes and put a few coats of 3D Lacquer over the centers of the eyes.
This was going on a card front and wanted it secure enough to hold all the weight of all my pieces. So I quickly ran it through my Xyron Create-a-Sticker. Making it nice and secure.

Added all my element to the front of my card and with stitched ribbon tied a bow!

And here is my finished card!!

 Closer view

Another Close-up

Hope you enjoyed my run down on how I make my paper piecings!!


1 comment:

  1. I had noooo idea you colored each piece like that.... It gives me a new perspective! LOVE this Owl... Your Daughter will LOVE this card!!! :) Have a Wonderful Weekend! :)

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