Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Colorartz Airbrush Tutorial and A Giveaway!


Have you ever wanted to personalize your home or gifts, or make an ordinary item extraordinary? I can bet that you are going to love today's tutorial! Prepare yourself to be amazed and maybe even change your mind about the way you craft and decorate! {OK that is a lot to live up to...but really!}


This is a perfectly cute wire basket with a wonderful twill liner, its functional and attractive...but has no personality to speak of. I love baskets, buckets, bins, and barrels for containing clutter of all kinds, so this recent purchase seemed to be a pleasing enough catch-all for my guest room....but I knew it could be a showstopper in just a few minutes!


Now that is one gorgeous basket! What a huge difference, and it literally took minutes to achieve! Let me show you how!


In October I received a Colorartz starter kit just like this one, and was asked to make a project for the Cricut blog using the airbrush system and the new Cricut Stencil cartridge. I WAS TERRIFIED!!! I have never used any type of airbrush, and had no idea what I was doing. I opened the package and read the directions....I remember thinking wow this looks doable, really!! I can honestly say that this is the single most amazingly easy product ever! There was no learning curve, no failed attempts, just instant and fabulous satisfaction! In fact I made this product a permanent part of my craftroom supply arsenal. I can promise you that I would not ever tell you I love something unless I really do! And I DO!!!
Any cartridge cut can be used to make a stencil, but the Stencil cartridge was designed specifically to help you create a stencil you can love in the size you want or need. And thanks to Provocraft I have one that I will be gifting to one of you! Leave me a comment on this post with a way to contact you and you are entered to win. I will announce a winner March 1st.

Now lets get started!


Start by protecting your surface with cardboard, or paper, in this case my liner is already assembled so I placed a cardboard liner in between the layers of fabric.


Cut Cricut cuttables stencil material with a deep cut blade to desired size. Or use a stencil of your choice.Peel back stencil material liner and stick to surface to be painted, apply pressure to all edges to assure a stencil is firmly adhered to surface.


Now you are ready to use the colorartz airbrush system. Follow manufacturers instructions for assembling and opening.


Spray in short strokes similar to paint with a spray can, use caution not to spray over the edges of the stencil, or tape off areas where overspray may occur. You can spray a sheer coat or apply a heavier coat for total coverage. Here I have used Silver lining in a thin coat.


I immediately peeled away my stencil and wiped it with a paper towel and applied it to my second basket liner, just repeat the process. The stencil material will stay pretty sticky for several projects, and can be used many times, you can even save it to use on your papercrafting projects! The paint dries very quickly and there is no need to heat set...so I spent no more than 30 minutes from cutting the stencil to having my baskets on the shelf in the guest room! Now that IS amazing!


Home decor, gift bags, clothing, paper crafts...and so much more! Trust me whatever your skill level you can do this!!! You are sure to add the colorartz airbrush system to your craft room "must always have on hand" list too!
 Don't forget to leave a comment below to enter the Stencil cartridge giveaway.I would love to hear what you think of this project, and crafting in general!

36 comments:

Jamie said...

Very neat! I love how they turned out:)

jrugg said...

WOW-that looks so cool! I might have to go get one of those!

jrugg@sctc.net

CLM-cindylu2u said...

Love this project, it would be great in a kids room too, so many possabilities, thanks!!

Cheryl Winget said...

Wow! What a difference a little air-brushing over a stencil can make!! I really love it! This would be so fun to do. Thanks for the tutorial.

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a cool project! I am truly fascinated! Might have to look into this a bit more! Thanks for sharing!

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Karen T said...

This is super cool, my mind is racing with ideas.

Amy E said...

I LOVE this!! You really gave the baskets personality! Where did you get the actual baskets? They would look so cool in my craftroom!!

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Carol said...

So elegantly simple...love it! You always make everything look so simple.
XOXOX & Blessings,
Carol

Deneen said...

Very cool! I can't believe you did these in 30 minutes. How fabulous. Thanks for sharing. I am off to read more about this product.

Lara said...

Very interesting! I may have to try this. Where did you get the airbrush kit? Cool! lclass003atgmaildotcom

julieodil said...

Wow, that looks easy. Love the finished look. julieodil at charter dot net

BettyBee said...

Shantaie, this is a very cool system! Love the project you did... I am very inspired to do some airbrushing with stencils!! Love the design for your guest room ♥ Thanks again for a great tutorial!!

Nana's Paper Things said...

What a great idea! Love the pattern, will try to make room for this idea in my entryway.
Thanks!
LizW in TX

jcinokc said...

That's a great project. Thanks for the chance to win this cartridge.

Tanya said...

Well that turned out really cool! Thanks for the chance to win the cart! phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Beth said...

Your project is beautiful. Thanks for the chance at it.

Beth
baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

Sis Patterson said...

Awesome project - totally chic, stylish, fun, and even practical! Thanks for opening my eyes to all the possibilities.

Audacitie said...

You make it look so easy! I'm currently working on some stencil ideas! Will have to remember this!
Thanks
Aud

orangesforadam said...

What a great idea! I could use some of those in my craft room!

orangesforadam @ gmail.com

happishay said...

That idea is so FAB!! This can do wonders for a themed gift set!! I have been inspired:) YEAH!:)

SimplyMyCrafts said...

Oh the ideas that are coming to mind with this great project! Looks like it might have even been fun!

JanaZ
hello at simplymycrafts dot com

Kris said...

Fabulous! Oh the things that are going through my brain to use this on! Thanks!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

chanceysmomma said...

Fabulous! I have been sitting on a pack of stencil material forever!! Now I know what I'm gonna do with it. Thanks for the giveaway!!

heaven4333 said...

Great idea, you sure make it look easy! heaven4333@yahoo.com

Crafty Boodah said...

Adorable bag! LOve how it turned out and you made it look so easy! I'd love to give it a try!

Aimee Kidd said...

Your baskets turned out beautifully! Love the gray design!!

I would love to get my hands on that cartridge!! So pick me!! :) Lol!!

aimeekidd@carolina.rr.com

Kelley said...

Great Project. Would love to try this. Thank you for giving away a cartridge.

Kelley Rooks
kelley_rooks@yahoo.com

Riley's Custom Creations said...

The baskets look great! Airbrushing seems like it would be so much fun, I may have to give it a try. Thank you for the giveaway!

Tonya R
TCMiller1 at aol dot com

CraftyOldBat said...
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CraftyOldBat said...

That's awesome. So easy but with professional results ~ who could ask for anything more! Thanks for the lesson and the giveaway :)


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Anonymous said...

Such a great idea - love it. So happy to have found your blog!!!
sstw1@msn.com

Marji said...

What a creative imagination. I luv it. Thanks for sharing.. mlindley@mt.edu

chignon said...

Super fun project, love altering useful items :)

Maria said...

These are gorgeous!!! TFS

Esther said...

I think your project is beautiful and the baskets look like they come from an expensive boutique! Thank you so much for the directions. I just love your work!

smlbugg said...

Wow that looks so good & professional, great job!!!