Daily Archives: August 31, 2017

(air)Brushed and Blended Butterflies

Hi everyone! I’m popping in today with a card I created using my Copic airbrush/compressor, Sketch markers and Colorless Blender. Using a combination of the three, I created and background and image, using ink to only stamp the butterfly bodies and sentiment.


I first airbrushed Y17, Y13 and YR04 onto a block of glossy card stock. I let that dry while I ran several errands. Once the ink was dry, I placed a rubber butterfly stamp (from Taylored Expressions’ Simply Stamped Butterflies) onto an acrylic block. I spritzed the stamp with Colorless Blender then carefully stamped the butterflies onto the airbrushed card stock.


Upon contact, the Colorless Blender pushes away the ink, leaving the impression of the butterfly. Pretty cool! Once the butterflies were dry, I removed the sprayer/straw from my mini spritzer containing the Colorless Blender and flicked some drops of Colorless Blender over the butterflies. Then once that was dry, I stamped the butterfly bodies and sentiment (from Paper Smooches Many Thanks).


On a totally different creative note…my husband built a very tall cat post with three shelves using on empty (heavy-duty) carpet roll, carpet and wood blocks for shelves. Beneath the shelves he had used bright white brackets. They stood out like a sore thumb but I used my airbrush to spray the brackets so they’d blend in a bit more with the surrounding carpet. The post isn’t the prettiest item in my house but it’s in an inconspicuous spot. I love my two cats and they like the post and shelves. (If they only loved each other…)  Anyway, the airbrush came in quite handy.

Have you used an airbrush for anything other than artwork? If so, I’d love to hear about it.  🙂

At only 9.9 pounds, the air compressor is lightweight, runs quietly and is very portable. It’s perfect for airbrushing with Sketch or Classic Copic markers and takes up very little space.

On the Copic website are several airbrush options as well as airbrush supplies and more detailed information.

Thanks so much for visiting today!

1amichele siggy

Stamping Bella Preview – Garden Girl Marigold

Hello everyone! It’s time for another preview from Stamping Bella‘s September 4 release! I’m curious, what is your favorite so far? I’m not sure I could choose just one.

Today I’ve used new Tiny Townie Garden Girl Marigold with another sentiment from new Fall Sentiments.

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Marigold

I just adore the Garden Girls. They are SO cute and such fun to color. 🙂

Stamping Bella Garden Girl Marigold (close-up)

Copic markers – BG70, BG72 (custom), E09, E31, E35, G46, W00, W1, Y21, Y19, YG63, YG67, YR07, YR09, YR18

After coloring with markers, I adhered a few perfectly matching Orange Sunflowers from Queen & Company. (You can see all colors here.) The Delightful Dots patterned paper is from Queen & Company as well.

Be sure to stop by the Stamping Bella blog to see all of today’s preview images and samples!  And don’t forget to leave a comment while there for the chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Stamping Bella shop. Good luck!

1amichele siggy

Stamps: Stamping Bella Tiny Townie Garden Girl Marigold, Fall Sentiments Ink: Taylored Expressions Oreo  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube, Queen & Company Delightful Dots patterned paper  Other: Copic markersQueen & Company Orange Sunflowers.