It's time for the Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme challenge again. This week's challenge was given by Terrece and is a Valentine's Day colourway challenge of pink and brown. I love these two colors together, they are a perfect match. My interpretation brings in a little yellow and blue too, but the main focus is pink and brown.
This technique is called "Joseph's Coat". It is easy and fun. I chose LM148 Birdhouse stencil because it has detail, but some nice open spaces too that let the pattern of the paper come through. Choose a patterned paper, stripes or small patterns work the best. Tape your stencil on the paper and use Translucent Embossing Paste over the image. When it is dry, rub a dark ink over the whole image using a 1/2" stencil brush to help get the color into the lines, this takes patience to get a nice coat of ink. Don't worry about the ink on the paste, it will come off. and don't worry if it looks awful at this point, it's supposed to look like that! After you have enough ink, place the clean stencil back over the pasted design and use a damp paper towel (just barely damp) to wipe the ink off the paste, keep turning to a clean spot on the paper towel until you have the whole image cleaned off. Remove the stencil and cut out your image leaving a little edge around the design. When you cut your background paper (that matches the paper your image is on), try to cut it so you will be able to line up the designs on the image and background. You can't always to that, but it looks really great when it works! I usually use foam tape on the back of the image to make it pop out. Now click on over to the DREAM it UP! blog and the other Dream Team blogs to see what they've come up with for this fun challenge!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!