Thursday, October 11, 2012

Festively Fall Week 2!

Welcome back for week two of our Dreamweaver Stencils challenge to create "Festively Fall" cards or projects. Fall is my favorite time of year so I have been really enjoying this challenge and have a fun technique to share with you today...creating embellishments with stencils and paste! I think you'll like the results! Here's the process:

Place your stencil on the shiny side of
a piece of freezer paper

Tape down the stencil with removable tape

Use the paste spreader to apply
Dreamweaver Matte Yellow Embossing Paste

Remove and clean your stencils,
let the paste dry

Tape your clean, dry stencil back over
the dry paste

Use small stencil brushes and ink pads to add color
use the Picasso (LL332) to create veins

Remove and clean the stencil

Repeat the coloring steps for each design

LS78-Maple leaf, LG728-Blowing leaves
LL3004-Falling leaves, LG616-Leaf texture

Carefully peel your pasted image off the freezer paper

Transfer it where you think you want it

You are still able to move it around at this point to
try it out around your design
Complete your layers and use Tacky Glue
to add your leaf embellishments!

Here's a close up!
The Pumpkins (LL515) were pasted on cardstock with the Matte Yellow paste, dried, then colored with stencil brushes just like the leaves. Extra color was brushed along the edge to create a more distressed, fall look. I used Distress Inks, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain.
Remember, when you pick your stencil design, it has to be a complete image for this technique to work (no bridges, just open area).  I think the Cat watch stencil (LM266) would be awesome done in black paste (matte or glossy) and used as a black cat embellishment on a Halloween card!

Check out more great fall designs the rest of the team has created for you this week, and don't forget, we would really love it if you joined our challenge and linked your creation on the DREAM it UP! blog. You might win! You can also send a picture of your creation to and she will post it for you. You can't win if you don't play!

One more thing! I've updated my class schedule for the rest of October and November so check for classes in your area!

Happy Creating,


Liz Martin said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you for reminding me about this technique. The leaves are the perfect embellishment for this gorgeous card.

Laura Drahozal said...

OH MY GOODNESS Louise! You just blew my mind! Liz may have remembered this, but I have never seen the technique before! THANK YOU for teaching me something new and wonderful!

scrappybetty said...

How clever. I can't wait to try this technique.

Cherylynn said...

Oh Louise, you have to check out my post. We both did the same technique! Great minds sooo think alike. I love it! And I love, love, love your finished card. The leaves are incredible!

Jennifer Dove said...

This is a MUST project!!

Pam Hornschu said...

Okay. I've never seen this technique, and today both you and Cherylynn do it! This would be a perfect PCP tutorial for November...hint, hint.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said... and Cherylynn are kindreds today!!! I love this technique and the tutorial you have done here is very helpful, so we can visualize too.

Sandi said...

Louise, this is wild and wonderful, can hardly wait to try it, thanks for the sharing, hugs

Daria said...

Thank you for this tutorial. The leaves are gorgeous; they add a wonderful touch to your beautiful card.

Charmaine Stack said...

This is a really interesting technique with beautiful results. Thanks for sharing.

Katina said...

Great technique!

ChickAlizadeh said...

Impressive!! Thanks for the time you put into the tutorial. . .

Art By Wanda said...

Wow!!! I HAVE to try this!!! Thank you!!!

Unknown said...

Loved your card, thanks for a great design.