Friday, June 13, 2014

Dreamweaver and Imagine Crafts Day 5!


 It's our final day of the first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, and have shown you the 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

For my final project this week I am showing the Faux Tile technique. If you want the step by step pictures of how to do this click here to see the tutorial I posted last year. This one uses a different overlay stencil, but the steps are the same.

Faux Tile Technique
Here's the quick "how-to" version:

  • Dry emboss the Diamond grid stencil (LJ882) on white cardstock
  • With the grid stencil still in place, overlay the Wren stencil (LL571) and tape in place with removable tape
  • Use small stencil brushes to apply ink to the Wren design, use the Picasso (LL332) to help with the placement of colors. All the colors I used are from IMAGINE Crafts. They were Radiant Neon Electric Yellow, VersaFine Toffee, Habanero, Satin Red, Spanish Moss, Olympia Green.
  • When you finish adding the color, remove the Wren stencil and wipe it off with a soft cloth.
  • Use small pieces of removable tape over the bird area of the stencil, then tape the stencil  over and down from the original and color another set of flowers and leaves
  • Remove the Wren stencil and use a 3/4" stencil brush and VersaFine Deep Lagoon to brush in the "sky". Use the cloud end of the Picasso to create a couple of clouds
  • Remove the grid stencil and wipe it off with a soft rag and return to the design
  • Use a finger dauber to apply a coat of VersaMark over the entire grid
  • Remove stencil, set aside
  • Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, heat set
  • Repeat the VersaMark, embossing powder and heating two more times to get a smooth tile-like finish
  • Mount into a beautiful card and embellish with a wonderful ribbon from May Arts!
I hope you have enjoyed our creations this week, we have had a lot of fun trying new products!  Don't forget to leave comments for the chance to win those great prize packages. Thanks for all your comments, I truly appreciate each one.


Happy Creating,
Louise


27 comments:

Blue Rose said...

Louise,
Gorgeous card. What patience to do such detailed work. Great, great, job.

Heather Thompson said...

what a neat card, I love the window effect! very cool.

LynB said...

LOVE the faux tile technique and your card design is gorgeous! Such a summery feel.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is such a dramatic effect and I love seeing the step-by-step process, which on first glance looks complicated, but with your instructions is easily replicated. Fantastic!

Kaypeanut said...

Lovely card, and thank you for the faux tile effect tutorial.

marylouh said...

Love looking through the leaded-glass window to see the bird outside. Great card.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

ahhh...Louiseee! You do this faux ceramic tile technique so well. Thank you for such wonderful creations this week with the Imagine Crafts products.

CraftyJo said...

Simply lovely :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful use of the stencils!!!

Kristine Reynolds said...

I love this! Haven't tried this technique yet. Thanks for the link to the territory.

BurningRubber said...

That is gorgeous! I think I am going to have to get myself some more stencils. I am lovin this technique.

Sue D said...

Great technique--it looks like you are looking out a window.

Barbara Nies said...

I never tried this yet, you've changed my mind. Awesome.

Denise Bryant said...

Such a pretty card with the faux tile technique!

Lea said...

This is such a pretty card, Louise! It reminds me of old windows like the ones I used to see in Germany more than tiles. Very sweet!

Janice K said...

I've just discovered the faux tile technique and love it. This card is gorgeous as the tile technique gives the impression of you looking out through a window, beautiful.x

Pam Hornschu said...

Gorgeous way to show of their inks with our techniques and designs! So pretty!

sue k said...

Wonderful card, great colors and elements. Love your technique.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

JD/ Jill said...

Your card looks so pretty with this techique...

craftymom205 said...

Great card.

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Celeste Goff said...

Such a pretty card! I just love the faux tile effect!

Golda said...

Love the look you got with the layered stencils.

Katie said...

Such a beautiful card! I love how you designed this, it looks like you are looking out of a window! Great job. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Robin B. said...

Pretty card, love the colors!

Linsey said...

What a delightful creation! Stunning bg! Love it so much!

Jan Castle said...

What a sweet card....the lines add a wonderful dimension!
TFS
Jan

Jean said...

Another beautiful card Louise. Your cards amaze me each and every time. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration each time I come to your blog.