Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thursday Dream Scheme

Welcome to another Dreamweaver Stencils Thursday Dream Scheme! If this is your first visit, thanks for joining us! Every Thursday the Dreamweaver Design Team posts creations using the beautiful products from Dreamweaver Stencils. Sometimes we are given a challenge (usually either sketch challenges or color challenges), and sometimes we are free to create whatever we choose. This week is a free design week, so be sure to check out all the wonderful ideas from the whole team.
Lynell recently released some beautiful new stencils that are 6" x 6" and were inspired by Hawaiian quilt patterns. Check them all out by clicking on this link. Aren't they fabulous! This week I am sharing with you a piece of framed art that I created using the Torch Ginger (LX7008) stencil.


The technique was simple. Tape the stencil to a piece of white linen cardstock (6" x 6"). Use stencil brushes, the Picasso (LL332), and Brilliance Inks to color the design. Remove the stencil, clean and dry it, then tape it back over the colored image.  Apply Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste (DEPT) over the image using the Paste Spreader (LM2010). This new tool is just perfect for these large stencils! Remove the stencil, clean and dry it, always making sure you keep your stencil flat while you wash and dry it. While the paste was drying, I cut my other layers: a small black layer to edge my design (6 1/4" x 6 1/4"); a lighter green layer to compliment the image (7 1/4" x 7 1/4"); another small layer of black (7 1/2" x 7 1/2"); a dark green layer (8 1/2" x 8 1/2"); and a final layer of black (8 3/4" x 8 3/4"). The white mat around the image came with the black frame (10" x 10"), so I used it as my final layer. I removed the glass from the frame before adding my artwork (the translucent paste will protect the image). This could be a great gift for those quilters in your life (or just for you!).

My schedule for the next few weeks is:
Saturday, November 12, 2011 - 1:00 pm Stampology Chicago - Dreamweaver Class
Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 6:30 pm The Cottage Stamper - Dreamweaver Class
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 12:30 pm and 6:00 pm The Cottage Stamper - Christmas Mirror
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 - 12:30 pm The Cottage Stamper - Dreamweaver Class (repeat of 12/1)

Hope to see you in a class if you are in the area.
Now head over to the DREAM it UP! blog for more inspiration, then off to the other team members to see what they came up with this week!
Happy Creating,
Louise

9 comments:

scrappybetty said...

What a beautiful piece of art. Anyone would love to receive it as a gift. The colors are great.

Liz Martin said...

The colors are gorgeous. It would be a lovely gift, but I'd be hard pressed to part with it!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is so vibrant and beautiful Louise! The translucent paste really brings it alive.

sommrstamping said...

WOW Louise this is so beautiful and vibrant. A great gift for anyone. I wish I could take your classes, you really inspire me.

Lee Kellogg said...

Lovely job Louise! I so love these big stencils.

Pam Hornschu said...

This is gorgeous, Louise! Love how the center almost glows! Great details! Wish I could come take those classes.

Kristi said...

I love the quilt blocks and think this shows off how great they are! Thanks for sharing!

Marijane said...

This card is just beautiful! Love the colors used and the quilt block stencil. I'll be checking out the other patterns after this. You did it again, Louise... perfection!

Wendy said...

This is gorgeous Louise. Is this project a class you're having???