Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dreamweaver Class at The Cottage Stamper

I don't know where the days go. I had best intentions of getting a card gallery posted on Monday, but that obviously did not happen. I am teaching a Dreamweaver class this week at The Cottage Stamper. Here are the cards we are doing in class. The next class will be in late August. Click on the store name to get more information from their website.

We used the beautiful new Phalenopsis Orchid stencil (LL3006) with three different techniques. This is how I run my classes there, one stencil, three techniques, three great cards, you keep the stencil. Sometimes we get caught up with one idea of how to use a stamp or stencil and just keep recreating the same thing over and over. The goal of this approach is to get you to look at your stencil with a fresh eye each time you pull it out, and to remind you to use a variety of techniques when you create. The green card is black matte paste with pigment powders applied after it is dry. The yellow card is a combination of Fun Flock and Glitter. The pink card was stenciled first with VersaColor inks, then after cleaning the stencil the stencil was placed back over the design and Translucent Paste applied. Papers, color and embellishments can make all the differnce in how well you like what you create, so be sure to try lots of combinations.
Happy creating,

1 comment:

Marijane said...

I attended the class at the Cottage Stamper this week and loved learning all the techniques that you taught! You're an amazing teacher and the cards turned out great. I can't wait to try the same techniques using other stencils. Thanks so much! Marijane