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

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Altered Keepsake Box

Hello Crafty Friends... Just stopping by to share with you this elegant keepsake box I made for a very close family friend. 

Supplies Needed
Storage Box/ Photo Box (letter size)

eBrush by Craftwell with SP (Sharpie) adapter head
Sharpies( lt, green, dk. green, red, orange, brown, gray)
Flower steel rule die (Sizzix/ Tim Holts-Tattered Florals)
Embossing Tool
Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
Ostrich feather
Feather Butterfly
Chipboard Frame
Assorted Ribbon and Lace
Decorative Stick Pins
Pre-made Paper Flowers (Prima)
Patterned Paper or Sheet Music
Assorted Brads

Cut you patterned paper using Tattered Florals die. You will need at 5 flowers to make 1 complete flower. To make the the 3 peonies on my box I cut out 5 large & 6 medium (6 pt flowers), 5 daisies
(9 pt flowers), and 3 leaves.
I eBrushed my peonies with my red sharpie and then brown. And ebrushed my daisies with an orange sharpie and then brown. Adding the brown deepens the color so it doesn't look so flat. With my embossing tool I curled my flowers into a bowl shape and stack them together, alternating petals. 

For the leaves I started with the light green sharpie, then dark green, and added orange and brown  around the edges. I again used my embossing tool to curl the edges of the leaves.

I bought these stamens in the baking department of a major craft store, They come in a variety of colors but I always have white on hand because they can be colored to match any color scheme. I ebrushed these with just my red sharpie.

The stamen are double sided and come with a bulb at each end so I cut them in half and inserted about 12 stamen (6 halved) into a hole I punched of the top flower. Secured it with hot glue.

Then I attached the leaves to the flower with hot glue.

These butterflies are pretty in just plain white but it was a little too stark for my project. I toned it way down by ebrushing it in gray black. One of my favorite things about using the ebrush is that most colors spray on translucent... and when sprayed over glitter the shine still shows through. I don't lose any of the sparkly effect!

I added my rub-on sentiment to the pre-made chipboard frame. Hot glued my ribbon down to my box,  before hot gluing my frame. Then hot glued my flowers, feather and butterfly on top of my frame. I inserted my decorative stick pins behind the base of the flower. I did not glue them into place... some people like to wear their pins, so I left that option up to them.

and there you have it a beautiful keepsake box to hold treasured memories. It also makes a very elegant gift box that would surely "wow" it's recipient! 

I made this one to give to my children's god-mother. It will house a scrapbook full of  our children's pictures. She is such a beautiful person and I wanted something that reflected her loving nature.

Hope you have a Beautifully Crafty Day!!


Saturday, November 22, 2014

LOTS & LOTS of cards

Hey Crafty Friends, with the holiday season in full swing I have been swamped up to my eyebrows!!
SO... I am jam packing this post full of all the cards that I had recently made.

supplies used:
Oh Snap stamp set  (Pink and Main)
"Happy" pocket die from Thankful die set (Teresa Collins/ Craftwell)
pattern & cork paper by DCWV
Spectrum Noir Markers 
momento ink pad (tuxedo black)Mucho
supplies used:
Christmas Cardinal file ( Designs on Cloud 9)
Sentiment from the Sugarplums stamp set ( Pink and Main)
Doily die (We R Memory Keepers)
Lace Trimmings die set (Cuttlebug/ Anna Griffin)
Giga Scalloped Circle punch ( Marvy Uchida)

Card front made with  6x8 Cutout Pages December Album (Designs on Cloud 9)
Joy stamp set (Pink and Main)
Stitched Traditional Tag die from (My Favorite Things Die-namics)

Card front made with  6x8 Cutout Pages December Album (Designs on Cloud 9)
Joy stamp set (Pink and Main).
Scalloped oval die from TeresaCollins/ Craftwell.
Buckle is from a retired Sizzix die called Charms, Buckles.

Card base from Stephanie Barnard's Fancy Flip-its card 
Stamped image and sentiments from Pink and Main's Frosty friends, Snow Globe, & Ho Ho Ho stamp sets.

Here's another interactive card made from another Stephanie Barnard die...

This card base was made using Stephanie Barnard's Royal Stand-ups die by Sizzix... In fact, this whole card was made using 100% Sizzix stamps! Even the stamps are all from a stamp and die set Sizzix/ Hero Arts set called Floral.

The primitive hearts were from a retired Sizzix sizzlit Window and Frame Makin set.
Leaves were from the Flowers, Branches, and Leaves set.

And, here is the mot recent... 

I ebrushed the ornate heart frame (Sizzix), leaves (Sizzix), stick pins, and flowers.
Doily is from We R Memory Keepers.
Embossing folder is from the Anna Griffin Lace Trimmings set by Cuttlebug.
Scalloped edge is from an EK Success' Scalloped Scallop border punch. 

There ya go... lots and lots of crafty goodness!!

Hope you're inspired! Thanks for stopping by!!

And as always...