Sunday, May 22, 2011

postheadericon Idea #8 - Blending Colors with Brush Pens

All winter I wasn't able to craft at Grandma's house because she was in Florida.  I can't craft at home because my little sister wants to "help" me!  ACK!

Grandma had only been home a few days when Daddy bought us tickets to crop ALL DAY at my school.  Daddy isn't Grandma's son, but he is her SON-IN-LAW.  Isn't that awesome?

So here Daddy and I are at the crop.  You can't see Grandma. She took all the pictures but she was right there with us.

Some of the things I did were to cut a lot of letters and things for Daddy on Grandma's Sizzix  machine.  A lot of the ladies had fancy computer things but this one worked just fine for us.

There was a TON of food, too.  Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.  And snacks  all day.
There was another girl from my class (Abby) there so sometimes we went to her mother's table and helped her cut things.

Grandma brought her favorite (and mine, too) markers...her 5 boxes of Zig Pens.  She doesn't let me use them very often. 

Today Grandma taught me how to blend colors with the brush tips using an unwanted CD like a pallet.

First you brush on one of the colors you want to use.  I started with a purple and made a big swipe on the CD. 
Then I took a pink brush marker and just put the tip into the purple.
  I could color both colors at once.  Grandma told me to push DOWN on the brush and not just paint with the tip.  She promised to teach me more about using fancy pens when I come crafting at her house on Tuesdays.

Bye for now!
Actually Gabby


Toucan Scraps said...

wellcome back Gabby, my daughter is wanting to get her hands on my new fancy pens too.

Actually Gabby

Actually Gabby

Actually Gabby

Hi crafters and crafter-kids,

My name is Gabby and, actually, I am a crafter. I say “actually” a lot. I am seven years old until the end of June. I am almost 7 and a half right now.

My Grandma has tons of paper-crafting supplies and she lets me explore. Daddy used to make scrapbook pages, too, but now he is awfully busy coaching.

Grandma lets me use really sharp “detail scissors” and all kinds of other cool things she has in her craft room. I learned a lot from her that I will be passing on to you as a Creative Team Member for Wuvie’s Whimsies using her Kelly’s Kids.

I can’t wait to show you what I have been doing and sharing tips with you.

Happy Crafting,



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