Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme

Well, it has stopped snowing, but baby it's cold out there! It was -17 degrees F when we got up this morning! The sun is glistening on the blanket of snow luring you into thinking it would be a beautiful morning for a walk...then you walk out to get the paper and WHAM!!! the cold hits you in the face. But sitting inside it truly is a beautiful day, I love any day the sun shines.
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!
Happy Creating,
Louise

10 comments:

Just-Kim said...

I love that look! I haven't tried that technique that way and it sounds so much easier to me! I'm going for it! Thank you for the inspiration!

kristi said...

Very cute...Love the look! Kristi

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Louise, what brand of ink did you use that comes off with the damp cloth? I want to try this and I have forgotten if it is "Vivid" or something similar. It is just a darling card and technique. Posted one of your cards on the Dreamweaver blog today!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very nice, Louise. You always have such great ideas and techniques!

Lee Kellogg said...

Louise, are you using a dye ink or pigment or??? I am most intrigued by this technique, I like the look!

Louise said...

I used my favorite ink, of course, Brilliance! But I know I have done it in the past with dye base inks too, but you have to move a little faster.

Deborah March said...

SOOO different...so cute!!

Wendy said...

This is darling Louise. I love that technique. You explained it very well!!

Terrece said...

WOW! What a creative way to use decorative papers. Your instructions are wonderful. I'm going to have to give it a try.

Scrappychick said...

Wanted to make sure you are still on the Hop tomorrow! A few gals are having a hard time getting the email updates. If you are still in, please email me and I will get you the info! We have a facebook group set up as well with all the players, badges for sponsors, etc. Are you on FB?
Cyndi