Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Fresh Start Week 3

CHA is over and fresh ideas are swarming around in my head! It is always so inspirational to walk the aisles and see new products and ideas everywhere. Exhausting, but exhilarating at the same time. We met a lot of new contacts to work with this next year to bring you "fresh"  ways to use your Dreamweaver Stencils with other great products on the market! Here are a few pictures from the show.
Louise & Pam, Pam & Georgia
Rebekka, Jennifer
One piece I did for CHA was using the beautiful canvas pieces from Canvas Corp LLC. Here's what I came up with using Dreamweaver's fabulous new Leafless tree stencil (LX7020) and canvases from Canvas Corp. They worked perfectly together.

LX7020 - Matte Black Embossing Paste
with Distress Embossing Powders

Here's how to do it:
  • Use a foam brush to apply a coat of claudine hellmuth Studio gesso from Ranger to the 10" x 10" canvas
  • Let dry
  • Tape the Tree stencil to the upper left corner of the canvas with removable tape
  • Use a large stencil brush to apply brown ink over the image
  • Use a smaller stencil brush to apply some black ink over the brown
  • Move the stencil to the lower right corner and repeat the inking steps
  • Rouge the edges of the canvas with the ink remaining in the brown brush, you may need to add more ink
  • Set aside to dry
  • Apply Ranger Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber Pebble to a 6" x 6" canvas, not completely covering the surface
  • Dry gently with a heat gun or let air dry
  • Tape the Leafless Tree stencil (LX7020) to the painted canvas with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader (LM2010) to apply Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste (DMBP) across the stencil
  • Remove the stencil and lightly sprinkle the wet paste with a mix of Distress Embossing Powders Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain
  • Heat gently to set the powder, then let dry completely
  • Wrap black twine from May Arts at angles around the larger canvas attaching in the back
  • Attach the tree canvas to the larger canvas with Tacky Glue
Please take some time to enjoy more fresh ideas from our other team members.
Happy Creating,


Cherylynn said...

The photo does not do this wonderful piece of art justice. After having seen it as CHA, it is just gorgeous.

Liz Martin said...

Cherylynn is right! Having seen it in person, it is truly inspiring.

Pam Hornschu said...

Yep. That is one gorgeous piece of work, Louise! That would make a wonderful class. You need to send me those crazy pics to post on our FB page! So much fun!

JD said...

Great project...Your tree really stands out...

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous. I have a class planned for this stencil also on canvas!!! Great job!!

Glennis said...

This looks fab!! thanks for showing

TampaStamper12 said...

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing.