We have a different sort of collaboration for you!
This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products thatWoodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US. Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
And that’s our theme!! Making Texture. Here's what I "texturized" today:
- Use the Creative Palette from Stampendous (I have the Rectangles one) to add layers of acrylic paint with a brayer
- Add designs with stamps or stencils
- Press a piece of Stampendous Mixed Media White Paper over the paint and rub gently
- Add another layer of paint to the palette
- Use a stencil or stamp to press into the design and "lift off" some color and create a design. I used LX7024 Zen Flower to create a design
- Press your paper again
- Keep playing until it looks awesome!
- It did several pieces because it's highly addictive!
- On one background, I laid the Zen Flower stencil and pasted with Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste, removed the stencil and placed it in water for cleaning later
- While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled it with a combination of Stampendous aged silver embossing enamel and a little Jeweled gold, let the paste dry, then heated the powders (although I think it would have been neat to heat right away too and have gotten more of the Molten Magic look for even more texture!)
- I took a left over scrap of background paper and laid the Zen Flower on it and outlined the center openings with a Black Micro 02 pen
- Cut out the to flowers, adhere them to yellow cardstock and recut around the edges
- Layer into a beautiful card, embellished with some May Arts Ribbon
We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.
Louise Healy (you're here)