Gab with Gaby

An engineer's creative corner studio.

Black girls paint

Cricut Bright Pad and Tombow Markers

Hand Lettering, Tutorial, Graphic design, Cricut, Drawing, ColorGabriela SimsComment

Hi there, it's Gaby here with a quick project that will let you work on your hand lettering without eraser marks!

Meow!

Meow!

I started with some drawing paper and a few Tombow pens.

IMG_0141.JPG

I drew my image on paper and then put it over my Bright Pad with another sheet of drawing paper on top.

IMG_0144.JPG

Then I traced the drawing and added some color!

IMG_0145.JPG
IMG_0299.JPG
IMG_4184.JPG

I added some details and a few more colors and it was all done!

IMG_0154.JPG

I did my tracing with a Tombow Fudenosuke and then added details with my Monotwin. This was a fun, easy project and this would be a good way to practice your hand lettering as well.  Until next time, happy crafting!

-Gaby

Decorate an Envelope

Stamping, Gab with Gaby Stamps, Paper crafting, The Gab with Gaby ShopGabriela SimsComment

Hi there, Gaby here with an idea you can use to pretty up any envelope!  I used Tombow markers for this and a Wink of Stella pen.

 

IMG_0158.JPG

I put a piece of card-stock in the envelope to keep any ink from seeping through the paper.

 

IMG_0123.JPG

I started by using the Meet The Jelly Friends stamp set and did some masking to group three of them together. I used pigment ink here so my stamped image would not bleed.

 

Hey guys!

Hey guys!

IMG_0129.JPG

I did my coloring here by doing the back ground first and then coloring in each stamped image.

IMG_0134.JPG

I added my Wink of Stella and then used my Monotwin to fill in the part of my sentiment that did not fully stamp.

IMG_0138.JPG

Finally, I cleaned up my image and then covered it with MicroGlaze, that way when it goes through the mail it will be water resistant.

IMG_0139.JPG

If you do use MicroGlaze, write the recipient's address and apply your postage first because the glaze is almost like a wax.  I had to glue on a stamp once because I forgot!

 

IMG_0158.JPG

I used the Mono Sand Eraser to clean up pills before I applied the MicroGlaze.  That's all for today, I hope you make some amazing mail art! Happy crafting.

-Gaby

Scatter Kindness Card

How to, Watercolor, Cards, ColoringGabriela SimsComment

Hi there, it's Gaby and today's tutorial is about making a background with markers and embossing powder. I will be showing how to make the card below; it may look complex, but it's easy to do.

This uses lots of heat embossing. 

This uses lots of heat embossing. 

I started by creating my background and used Bristol paper because I wanted to use my Tombow markers to "watercolor". The Bristol paper is cut to 4-1/4x 5-1/2. 

I love seeing all the colors! 

I love seeing all the colors! 

I used a Winnie & Walter "Kindness" stamp set and some Versamark ink to stamp multiple leaves to create my background. 

Such a unique stamp set with great sentiments. 

Such a unique stamp set with great sentiments. 

IMG_0077.JPG
IMG_0078.JPG

Then I used white embossing powder on the paper and heat set it. 

 

I catch the powder in a coffee filter to put it back in the jar. 

I catch the powder in a coffee filter to put it back in the jar. 

IMG_0082.JPG
IMG_0083.JPG

Next I added some color with my markers and just put them in different areas and used a water brush to blend them. 

 

IMG_0085.JPG
IMG_0086.JPG

Once I added a little pink and blended it all, I grabbed some metallic gold to add splatters.

 

I used an acrylic block as a "palette". 

I used an acrylic block as a "palette". 

Then I stamped the sentiment in gold embossing powder on vellum. 

 

IMG_0091.JPG

I heat set it and cut it into a banner shape. I used a Tombow glue pen to trace behind the embossing so the glue would be invisible from the front.

 

IMG_0094.JPG

I weight the vellum down with some acrylic blocks to let the glue dry.

IMG_0095.JPG

Finally, I taped the card front to a top folding notecard. 

 

FullSizeRender.jpg

That's it, you're done! I hope this post was helpful and that you have a chance to try some of these techniques. Happy crafting! 

-Gaby

I Love You - Want2Scrap and Quick Quotes

How to, Paper crafting, Tutorial, Quick Quotes, Crafts, Coloring, Scrapbooking, Layout, StampsGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here today and I finally made a page I've been thinking about for a while. I thought it would be fun to make a page with a shaker window, so I tried it out. I used a chipboard cutout from Want2Scrap along with some of their bling and of course paper and ink from Quick Quotes. I scrapped a picture of my husband and I on vacation in New Orleans a few years ago, it's one of my favorite pictures of us and it seemed like a good fit for this page.

Me and my hubby on vacay! 

Me and my hubby on vacay! 

Check out the video below!


Quick Quotes Products Used:

Urban Oasis - 101
Honeycomb - 105
Powder Puff Chalking Inks - Barn Board, Pixie Pink

Want2Scrap:
I Love You Chipboard
Self Adhesive Bling

Thanks for stopping over and happy crafting!  Please ask any questions below. 

Misting and Inking with Quick Quotes

Crafts, Diy, How to, Layout, Paper crafting, Quick Quotes, Scrapbooking, TutorialGabriela SimsComment

Hi everyone, Gabriela here and today I'm doing a scrapbook layout using some paper weaving, misting, and inking.  I am scrapping a photo from Wizard World that includes a very brightly colored monster, so I wasn't afraid to mix patterns and colors here.  I did my misting first and then used a heat tool to help it dry, it will curl a little, but once you have this in a page protector for a few days it will flatten itself.  I'm using cut strips of paper and chalking ink that I thought went with the photo, you could use different collections and colors to get a completely different look, check out the video below.









I think you could change just a few elements on the page and use this layout for lots of occasions/themes.  I hope it inspired you to "lift" this page and gave you another idea for how to use your ink pads, thanks for stopping by.

Quick Quotes Products Used:

49 Shades of Grey - 101, 105
Whistlin Dixie - 100, 105
Powder Puff Chalking Inks - Lemon Sorbet, Pixie Pink

Until next time, happy crafting!