Thursday, April 25, 2013

Mists, Drizzles and Showers!

This is our last Thursday posting for the Dreamweaver Stencils April challenge of Mists, Drizzles and Showers. I can't say that I'm sorry to be leaving this theme behind! I am really looking forward to the May flowers all those April showers are supposed to bring. My daffodils are finally in full bloom, and add a bright cheerful touch to the dreary landscape. We are supposed to have some nicer weather this weekend so maybe Spring is truly here to stay.
This week I am featuring the Umbrella stencil (LG737) again. It is so amazing how many different techniques there are to play with on these beautiful stencils.

This is what I call my "Monet Impression" (pun intended). Here are the steps:
  • Tape the Umbrella stencil to light tan cardstock with removable tape
  • Use a palette knife and paste spreader to spread a coat of Pearlescent Embossing Paste over the design
  • Remove stencil and place in water
  • Use a soft paint brush to sprinkle various colors of Metallic F/X powders randomly over the umbrella portion, use Cocoa (FX18) on the handle
  • Set aside to dry
  • Use the paste spreader to spread a very thin coat of the Pearlescent Embossing Paste over another square piece of matching cardstock
  • Work quickly to sprinkle the entire piece with various colors of the Metallic F/X powders
  • Let dry
  • Clean and dry your stencil
  • When both pieces are dry, use a piece of Swiffer cloth to buff away any excess powder
  • Layer into a beautiful "Monet" inspired card
Next Tuesday, April 30th, I will be teaching a Dreamweaver class at Memories and Beyond in Downers Grove, IL. Give them a call to sign up, there are still a couple of spots left. Here's what we'll be creating:

LL543 - Sm Fuschia

Be sure to hop over to the other team blogs for more inspiration this week.
Happy creating,


Pam Hornschu said...

Love this, Louise! It makes me think of chalk pictures on sidewalks when the rain comes and mottles the colors. Well, that is my "impression", anyway. ;)

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Love the impressionistic piece of artwork you have done today. There are so many wonderful techniques to share and you do such a great job doing it.

Cherylynn said...

Very nice job on your "Monet" and I love your class board. Lucky students they will be.

Alison said...

This is really beautiful. What a great technique! Thanks for sharing!

Lyn B said...

Move over Monet, there's a new impressionist in town! Love this card Louise!

JD said...

Very pretty!

Caroline D. said...

I too think it is amazing and fun to see how many different techniques everyone has been using this month with a lot of the same stencils. Your card is absolutely beautiful!! Love how you made the background paper to match the umbrella! Great tip and idea that I'll remember... thanks for sharing!

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful did you get the umbrella onto the white background...did you cut it out?

Louise said...

The umbrella was pasted right on the light colored paper with Pearlescent Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver.