happy halloween….by melissa cash

Happy Halloween!  I hope you are having a boo-ti-ful day!
Today, I am going to re-visit some of my favorite Halloween card creations.
First up is this adorable Witchy Prue card:
Prue was colored with Tombow Irojiten Color Pencils and blended with Gamsol.  I used Tombow Foam Tabs for the popped up parts and Tombow Mono Adhesive for the flat panels. Prue is a digi image from By Lori Designs.
Next up is Frankie:
Frankie is another digi from By Lori Designs and was colored with Tombow Dual Brush Pens and a bit of Irojiten color pencil for the shading.  The Dual Brush Pens and Irojiten pencils like to play nice together that way.  Try it out!
I used Tombow Mono Multi to hold this adorable Fry Box together.  The box is a downloadable file from the Silhouette store.
Last, but not least is another By Lori Designs digi file (can you tell I really love BLD?) called Marvin Mummy.
Marvin was simply colored with just a couple of Tombow Dual Brush pens and the Blender pen.  I added the shading with Dual Brush Pen #N95 and for his skin I used Dual Brush Pen #850 and the Blender pen.  When using the Blender pen, I like to scribble my color onto an acrylic block and then pick up the color with the Blender pen.  Tombow Foam Tabs and Tombow Mono Adhesive were used to hold everything together.
I hope you have enjoyed this little blast from my Halloween past!  Happy trick or treating today!

Halloween Girls By Jennie Garcia

Happy Halloween!

Today I have three sort of mixed media Halloween girls to share with you!

The first one is inspired by Candy Corn. I always draw using the Tombow Mono Drawing Pencils and then I outline the drawing with the fine tip of the Mono Twin Permanent Marker. I glued her collar with the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

This one is Frankenstein’s Bride! I colored my girls with the Tombow Dual Brush Pens. *Remember that if you buy any Dual Brush Pen 10 piece set you get a free Blending Kit using the code Treats.

 

I draw my girls on cardstock and then I fussy cut them to add them to paper using the Tombow Mono Adhesive Permanent.

 

 I doodled around the border using the broad tip of the Tombow Mono Twin Permanent Marker.

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Happy Halloween!

Jen Cushman Sticky U

It’ STICKY U TIME!!!

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Our NEWEST Sticky U STUDENT is Jen Cushman!

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Jen Cushman is a natural storyteller who found mixed media art a decade ago and never looked back. She is drawn to the imperfect, the funky, the quirky, the artsy and the authentic: be it people or objects or art. She is also Vice President of ICE Resin Susan Lenart Kazmer.

Jen is the author of Explore, Create, Resinate: Mixed Media Techniques with ICE Resin®, which won a national bronze metal in the Independent Book Publishers Association as well as Making Metal Jewelry; How to Stamp, Fold, Form, and Forge Metal Jewelry Designs (North Light Books/ Jan. 2013).

Her art has been published in Belle Armoire Jewelry, Jewelry Affaire, Somerset Studios, Somerset Life, Cloth, Paper, Scissors, Mingle, Somerset Workshop, WireWork, Bead Design Studio, Somerset Home and others. For nearly four years she wrote a marketing column called “Art Chooses You” for artists in Belle Armoire Jewelry. She currently writes a column called “The Mixed-Media Metalsmith” teaching basic jewelry making and metalworking projects in Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine.

Jen teaches at art retreats nationally and internationally. An enthusiastic and supportive instructor, she teaches more than crafting techniques. She encourages others to explore their authentic, creative process to make art that is real and personally meaningful. A dynamic public speaker, Jen is available for presentations, seminars and panel discussions on women in business, marketing, new media/social media, creativity and living an artist’s life. You can see her website at jencushman.com.

We are in LOVE with the FUN Mixed Media Art Journal she created for StickyU!
Check it out:

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You can see just how Jen created Mixed Media Art Journal by clicking here!

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Frankie Box by Debbie Fisher

I’m not really big on Halloween, but for some weird reason I really like cute Frankensteins. So when I saw the Frankenstein Belly Box cutting file from My Scrap Chick, I just had to get it. In the file also comes a scientist and Dracula.

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I  used Tombow’s trusty Xtreme Adhesive for the majority of putting this box together. I used Mono Adhesive Dots for the little pieces and a Foam Tab for his nose.

Now this little guy just needs his belly filled with candy and he’s good to go as a gift or to have sitting on the coffee table or somewhere at home.

What is your favorite Halloween image? I hope you enjoyed this project.

Thank you for stopping by,


 

 

How to draw a CANDY MONSTER! by Marie Browning

I wanted to do something bright for this Halloween post; so….I came up with Candy Monsters! Here are the simple steps that you or your children will have lots of fun drawing and coloring with Tombow products!

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1. Start with a MONO Twin Permanent Black Marker. They work perfectly with the Dual Brush Pens as they dry instantly with no smudging or color transfer! Draw a upside-down U shape. Easy, right?

2. Draw a line at the bottom of your U. Now you have the Candy Monster’s body done!

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3. Add little arms and legs.

4.With the MONO Twin, color in the arms and legs. Add a rectangle for the mouth and place a line at the top and the bottom. These are going to be his teeth!

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5. Add lines for the teeth. Add the tongue.

6. With the MONO Twin, color in the inside of the mouth. If you feel so inclined, blacken in a tooth! Color your monster using Bright colors of Dual Brush Pens. I gave a little bit of color variation by adding an outline of a darker shade to the body, then using the same color, but a lighter hue, color it in. The colors will blend creating the effect. Add a drop of MONO Multi Liquid Glue to attach the googly eyes (or eye!) Ta Da! Candy Monster is done!

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Now for the really fun part! With a simple design, it’s really easy to change your monster. Add different eyes, one eye, or three eyes…change the legs and arms so your monster is sitting or jumping….add candy…it’s endless what you can do! Decorate candy bar wrappers, treat bags or cards, you can but these little fellows on anything! Happy Halloween!

Blog hop with the Frugal Crafter

Tombow is excited to announce our Guest Designer this week:
Lindsay Weirich, AKA the Frugal Crafter.

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You can check out her  personal and commercial use designs at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff.  She is also a columnist for Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine.
Lindsay has a VERY popular YouTube channel, called The Frugal Crafter. Here you can see her videos which showcase a wide variety of crafts such as cardmaking, rubber stamping, art journaling, mixed media, sewing, knitting, jewelry making, crochet altered art and more! According to Lindsay, “I never met a craft I didn’t like!”

The Prize for this week is:
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In order to be entered to win this prize, you must comment on all of the projects from this week!
We will announce our WINNER MONDAY 10/27!

Here is the Line-up:

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Debbie Fisher

Melissa Cash

Jennie Garcia

Marie Browning

Lindsay Weirich

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Tombow will also be having our “No Tricks just Treats” Sale starting on our Website:

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Buy any of our 10-pc Dual Brush Pens and receive a FREE Blending Kit!
Click here! 

Jennifer Rzasa Sticky U

It’s time to get STICKY at Tombow…. :)

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We are thrilled to have Jennifer Rzasa as our NEWEST Sticky U STUDENT!

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Jennifer Rzasa is an elementary music teacher. She lives with her husband not too far from Boston, MA.  She loves performing, cooking, crafting, and skateboarding.
She also says, “If you live near Boston, you can buy my cards at Magpie! ”

We are in LOVE with her COOL Card she created for StickyU!
Check it out:

You can see just how Jennifer created this card  by clicking here!

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Kate Kennedy Sticky U

Attention… It’s STICKY U Time at Tombow…. :)

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We are SOOO Excited to have Kate Kennedy as our NEWEST Sticky U STUDENT!

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Kate Kennedy is also known as Kraftinkate to youtubers :).
She
loves all things inky and made of paper.  She says, “The concept of cataloging life in such a creative way is what inspires me to create layouts and project life spreads.”

Kate lives on the Gulf Coast with her husband and dog Jack,
She says, “I sleep way too little, make huge messes, and can’t imagine an undocumented life. ”

We are in LOVE with her ADORABLE Sticky U Project!
Check it out:

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You can see just how Kate created this cute project by clicking here!

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Kristine Foley Sticky U

Time for STICKY U!!!

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We are SOOO Excited to announce our NEWEST Sticky U STUDENT is
Kristine Foley!

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Kristine Foley is a 30 year old wife and mother, who has a passion for connecting people together. She is the Author of the Foley Family blog and Owner of a handmade shop The Foley Fam {shop} on Etsy! She says, “This blog is where you’ll find me {over}sharing and documenting my attempts at being a fun mom and wife, being “fashionable”, and being Suzy Homemaker, ya know throwing in some sweets and some craftoons in the mix. As you can see I enjoy making up words too.”Together with her husband Nate, the Foleys have a passion for travel that they hope to pass down to their two daughters, Maggie & Mia Kate, ages 4 and 2 respectively. Kristine says, “We seek adventure far and wide, and also right in our backyard of Southern Utah.”

Kristine enjoys innovative products, a great deal and laughing so hard no sound comes out. She is a self proclaimed self love advocate, and strives to live a life she loves, and encourage others to do the same.

We are in LOVE with her ADORABLE Sticky U Project!
Check it out:

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You can see just how Kristine created this easy Birthday Banner by clicking here!

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Angela Davis STICKY U

It’s STICKY U TIME!!!!

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We are SOOO Excited to announce our NEWEST Sticky U STUDENT is ANGELA DAVIS!
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Angela is  a wife, mother, and a jazzy crafter!  She considers herself to be a true Texan. In true Texas fashions she says, “Bigger is always better, and BLING is an absolute must!!!”

Her blog at any given point in time, may have a little bit of everything…general crafting, paper art, wreath making, party planning, decorating  her house for the holidays and every day, making seasonal yard art and many, many other DIY projects.

She says “My heart is for the average crafter, the mom that just wants to make her home and life prettier for herself and her family. That is why I blog…to let you moms out there know that crafting does not have to be intimidating, and you CAN do it.”

We are in LOVE with her ADORABLE Sticky U Project!
Check it out:

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You can see just how Angela created these by clicking here!

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