Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dreamweaver and Imagine Crafts Day 3!

The Dreamweaver Stencils design team is pairing up with Imagine Crafts to bring you a week filled with creative ideas, you won't want to miss a moment of it!
 Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with IMAGINE Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko
Stencils and Dies Prize Package
Today I am featuring the beautiful Floral w/dots stencil (LJ927) and VersaFine inks from IMAGINE Crafts. I just love the rich color you get from these quick drying pigment inks.


This couldn't be easier, simply:

  • Tape the stencil to white cardstock with removable tape
  • Use 1/4" stencil brushes to add color to the design, be sure to have your Picasso (LL332) handy to cover small areas or to work as a shield ( I used Crimson Red & Imperial Purple on the big flower, Habenero & Satin Red on the small flowers (with Memento Dandelion in the centers), and Spanish Moss & Olympia Green on the leaves) 
  • Here's what it will look like at that point
I did two at a time to try two different embossing pastes over them
  • Clean of the stencil with a soft cloth to get some of the ink off (I left mine in place while I did this)
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Regular Embossing Paste to one image
  • Remove the stencil and immediately sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter, tap off extra, and let paste dry
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Translucent Embossing Paste over the other image
  • Remove the stencil and immediately sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter, tap off extra, and let paste dry
  • Here's how they look when dry
Regular Embossing Paste on left, Translucent Embossing Paste on right
Both are beautiful, the Translucent just lets the bold color come through, the Regular leaves it with a more muted look. I could now go back to the one with Regular Paste and add more color if I choose, or use it in the muted form (yes, I am able to stencil right over the glitter, your brush gets a little sparkly, but it washes out). 
My finishing touch was to take a small piece of velvet ribbon from May Arts and tape off one "Thank You" from the Thank yous stencil (LG691), place the stencil on the ribbon and apply Glossy White Embossing Paste over the words. Let dry thoroughly.

Just Imagine the possibilities of what everyone else has created!

Happy Creating,
Louise


27 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

So beautiful! Love the sparkly goodness of this lovely image. You did an amazing job with all these colors of glitter!

Lyn B said...

You had me at glitter! Such a pretty and feminine card. Swap out the sentiment and it's great for any occasion!

Kaypeanut said...

I love them both, but think I prefer the translucent one. I'll have to see if I can find translucent embossing paste now!

Pam Hornschu said...

Thanks for sharing how to achieve both the softer and the more vibrant looks! Beautiful end result!

Amante del Papel said...

your card is so beautiful, bling blign!

snazzyjj said...

Love the sprarkle and texture.

Laura Drahozal said...

That is a great idea! Very nice.

BurningRubber said...

That is gorgeous! I love the look that adding the glitter adds even though I rarely work with glitter.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

loving the colors on your project!

ionabunny said...

Love the effect of the translucent embossing paste. Very pretty cards

Judy said...

Lovely cards, but I do think I prefer the translucent one better. The colors are really bold. Thanks for sharing.

Mic Starke said...

Thanks for demonstrating the look with both pastes. Both are stunning!

Robin B. said...

Gorgeous! I love the embossing and colors, thanks for sharing.

sue k said...

Stunning, love your colors and technique.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

CraftyJo said...

Embossing onto ribbon? Guess that's the beauty of a blog hop - I get to learn all sorts of interesting stuff. I love both examples :)

Sue D said...

Very pretty--love the glitter.

Golda said...

Both are very pretty. I love the vibrancy of the translucent paste.

Jan Castle said...

YUM...love the Glitz!

Denise Bryant said...

Pretty colors on your card! Love the stencil you used!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

I am looking forward to working with the versa fine inks after seeing your pieces today. This has been so much fun playing with new things for this week's blog...thank you for such great instructions.

Heather Thompson said...

wow, that is so pretty. great technique.

Vicki Sopcak said...

I love flowers and I like what you did with this stencil....yay

Jade Passmore said...

Thank you for showing us the difference between the regular embossing paste and the translucent embossing paste. Both images are adorable. Well done!

Sandy Berl said...

They are both great, but I love the translucent one!

marylouh said...

Learned about a different technique I haven't tried. The cards are beautiful. thanks for sharing.

Barbara Nies said...

Amazing cards with amazing results. I've always wondered about the two types of paste.

Linsey said...

Ooooo glittery flowers!! Super duper pretty card!