Saturday, December 11, 2010

Black and Gold

As promised, here is another wonderful idea for Dreamweaver Stencils LG625 stencil. I just love the beautiful washi papers by Hanko Designs, and the black and gold branches running through this beautiful paper were my inspiration for this combination. The cut edges on each side of the flower just seemed to blend perfectly into the oriental theme. While this looks a little more complicated than my Christmas design, it is not. This card is a standard A2 size (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") perfect for any occasion. Here are the steps:
  • Tape your stencil to white cardstock (3 1/2" x 4 1/2")
  • Apply Glossy Black Embossing Paste
  • While the stencil is still on, use a small brush to pick up some Metallic F/X Gold Dust powder and tap the brush over the black paste so the powder falls randomly over the design. Keep doing this until you have as much gold powder on as you think looks nice
  • Remove and clean the stencil
  • When the paste is dry, use a 3/4" stencil brush to brush off any excess powder
  • Measure in 1" from the bottom right corner and make a little mark. Do the same at the top right.
  • Place a ruler over the design at the two marks and use a pencil to draw a light line from the bottom or top along the ruler until you reach paste.
  • Cut away all the white paper along the right side following the paste outline (be sure to leave a little white edge)
  • From the new bottom right corner, measure over 1 1/2" and make a mark, do the same at the top
  • Now cut away the extra white on the left side of the design
  • Cut a piece of black cardstock 1 5/8" x 4 5/8" and adhere it to the cut out flower
  • The decorative washi paper was 2" x 5", with a black mat of 2 1/8" x 5 1/8"

A nice black mat under a colored layer always helps the layer really stand out. Hope you'll give this a try. The Metallic F/X powders can be sprinkled on, mixed it, or brushed on to any of the paste products...Mix 'n' Match!

Happy Creating,



Marijane said...

I don't know where your ideas come from but I'd like to go there for a visit! This cutting technique is so cool and something you can apply to many stencils or even stamps. The black paste makes the technique even more striking.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oops...hit the wrong button...hope this doesn't come up twice. Just letting you know I am loving this creation Louise. Those soft tones of Washi with your black and gold flower are gorgeous!

Terrece said...

Love the look. This is definitely one I'm going to do!