Welcome to the annual Dreamweaver and Woodware Christmas in August extravaganza week! Monday through Saturday we will be knocking your Christmas stockings off with fun and inspirational ideas for the upcoming holidays. All that you need to do is hop back and forth across the "pond" on each day, oohing and aaahhhing as you go, and leaving us plenty of holiday love. In return, you'll be entered to randomly win one prize package for a UK commenter, and a second prize package for a US commenter, featuring products distributed in the UK by Woodware...including Dreamweaver and Stampendous!
Prize includes four stencils, one die, and two stamps, selection may vary.
Today I am featuring the Molten Magic technique with two beautiful Dreamweaver stencils.
|LJ891 - Holly swirls|
LL572 - Cardinals n holly
This technique is very easy:
- Tape your stencil to cardstock using removable tape
- Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Pearlescent Embossing Paste (any of the glossy pastes will work, your colors will just change a little depending on the paste you use)
- Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning later
- Use a soft paint brush to sprinkle Metallic F/X powders over the design, it's really not that hard to keep the colors pretty much where you want them, you do not have to cover all the paste, colors I used were Kiwi, Forestry, Cocoa, Goldfinch, Kimono Red and Rose Berry
- After you have on the powders, carefully lift the cardstock and tap it from underneath to "jump" the powders around, it's ok if they get mixed up, that's part of the technique
- It will look very messy at this point but don't panic!
- Knock off some of the extra powders by holding the image upside down over a trash can and giving it a couple of flicks on the back
- Place it on a heat resistent surface and heat until bubbly all over
- Let it cool, then wipe the excess powders off the paper and image with a Swiffer cloth (you know, the ones you are supposed to use to dust your floors)
- Trim and layer into a beautiful card finished with fabulous ribbon from May Arts
|Close up of the bubbling you'll see when you heat it|
This technique works on virtually any stencil design, and is so impressive. I spent last weekend at the big Stampaway 2013 convention in Cincinnati OH and demonstrated this technique all day. Everyone loved it!
Remember, the products featured here can be purchased in the UK from stores listed on the Woodware UK site
Now's the time for you to leave a comment and move on to the next designer for today:
Louise Healy (you are here)