7/26/16

Airbrush of Erykah Badu - Airbrush Practice

The Pazzles Invue software developers just recently amped up the way we convert photos to silhouettes!  Yayyy!  This is the first one I've done using the new Invue feature.  I normally do my conversions in Pazzles Pro 2014.

I converted this photo of Erykah Badu and added some background to it with my airbrush machine. The background is random, so there's no way for me to duplicate it. I airbrushed onto an 11"x14" canvas panel.

My logo isn't on the canvas panel, just the photo itself.






Gina Stevens

7/22/16

Pazzles Design Team Project - Gina Stevens

Here's my third project for the Pazzles Design Team.  It's a cellphone case that I created using some old denim.  I cut out the designs from the craftroom and used heat transfer vinyl to put them on the case. More info on the Pazzles blog.

Gina Stevens

Pazzles Color Palette - MME My Colors 2

Have you seen the latest color palette in the Pazzles Craftroom for the Invue software?
If not, you need to go there to download it.  The colors are from My Mind’s Eye and they are beautiful!



The color palettes are a big help when I’m creating images inside the software and want to print them.  Very easy to color coordinate.

Gina Stevens

7/20/16

Gum Box

I like this box so I made one based on the Ice Breaker Gum Box dimensions.  I created the file in the Pazzles 2014 software and cut it on my Pazzles Inspiration machine.  The bottom photo is a view of it cut out of the Graphic 45 paper.





Gina Stevens

7/14/16

Airbrush Practice - Photoshop CS4

Here's a photo I tried to edit on Photoshop.  I used the Artistic/Cut Out feature. After I saved it as a jpg I converted it in my Pazzles Pro 2014 software and cut it out onto Oracle 631 vinyl for my stencil. I also used 110 lb paper as stencils for all parts that are not black.





I used 3 stencils with this project.

Pazzles Design Team Member Sheri Kempke- July 2016

Take a look at this lovely project designed by Sheri Kempke!  That looks like a lot of work too.  I like the fact that the card is themed in a way to make it seem interactive.  The details are incredible.  The colors fit the project very well.

Visit the Pazzles website to find out how Sheri created this project.

Gina Stevens


7/13/16

Practice Airbrush on Paper - Fleur Di Lis Hairstyle

You can't tell in this photo, but there is a silver overlay on this art work. Nice sheen to it. I found a better way to use the silver paint in other words.

Designed in the Pazzles Pro 2010 software, but I made edits in the Pro 2014.

One thing I've learned is that using vinyl for a stencil will give you some random surprises you don't want. You don't know when it might tear your paper when you try to remove it. My plan is to put this on a t-shirt and tote bag.

Gina Stevens

7/12/16

Third Eye - Abstract Practice Airbrush

I had no idea where I was going with this design.  I started out with a polygon and the rest found it's way onto the surface.  :-)

The swirls are in the Pazzles 2014 image gallery. I used those for my background.

I used a stencil for each color as well as two stencils for the background and overlay colors.

All paint used is Createx.  The sketch pad is by Canson.  The paper weight is 65 lb.



Gina Stevens

Jalon - Airbrush Practice with Stencil

I finally got a decent airbrush project completed by trying to use a photo I edited in Photoshop.  I'm not a PS expert by any means, which is why I have to keep trying all kinds of things to get what I want.

I tried converting the image to a sketch in PS, but each time I tried I wasn't get much details.  This time I colorized the photo after changing it to a sketch to see if I could darken the lines.  This one, as opposed to just a black and white, did give me more details to work with.

After I do my thing in PS, I vectorized the jpg in Pazzles Pro 2014.  This is where things get scary because I don't know from the beginning if I will get all the details I want.  Pazzles Pro 2014 is also where I made most of my cleanup....besides the cleanup I have to do in PS.  This takes me a long time.

Here's the original photo along with the vectorization and a background stencil I created by using some images inside the Pazzles Pro 2014 image gallery.  The black out is what I use to cover the airbrushed image before I airbrush the background.

I think Jalon was just tired of me taking pictures of him. :-)  He covered his eyes and laughed.  :-)



This is what I changed the original photo to before I vectorized in the Pazzles Pro 2014 software.


I'm really surprised I was able to get some of the letters to show in the vectorized image.

Here's the final version in my sketch pad.



Gina Stevens

7/7/16

Airbrushing - Canson Sketch Pad

I kind of like when I run out of a specific substrate I'm airbrushing on because it forces me to try another. This time I airbrushed onto some paper in my sketch pad. It's only 65 lb weight, but the airbrush paint did not soak through. That could also be because I have a bit more control on how much I airbrush onto a surface. When I first started airbrushing a few months ago, I would have probably soaked this paper with paint. 
I used Oracal 631 wall vinyl to transfer the silhouette onto the paper. It didn't tear when I needed to pull it off after I airbrushed, so I'm really liking that.
I didn't do any decorating since I'm just trying this out. Oh, I also like the Bristol paper. It's even thicker than this brand of paper. The good thing about being able to airbrush in this book is that I can easily carry around my projects to show to people who may want me to do an airbrush project for them.
Autotrace is a super feature in Pazzles 2014. I like the fact that I can alter any parts of the silhouette that I want to.



Gina Stevens

7/6/16

Airbrushed Silhouette

Just finished up airbrushing this silhouette of my daughter.  I added the earring and the hairstyle because her hairstyle was in cornrows and flat to her head.  This project is on an 8" x 10" canvas panel.  I used 3 stencils.  One for each color.



Gina Stevens

7/2/16

Blue and Silver Medallion - Airbrushed

Here's a blue and silver medallion I airbrushed onto 8"x10" canvas panel.  I made a background stencil and airbrushed it with Sand Createx paint.  I added some rhinestuds too.  :-)



Gina Stevens

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