Thursday, September 5, 2013

Awesome Autumn!

September should be bringing shorter days and cooler nights, which we need to get that spectacular fall color that I just love! Ready to be sparkly? This month is our annual collaboration between Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter, and we promise double the glitter and double the fun! Follow the trail of bling all of this month on the Art Glitter blog, and the Dream It Up! blog. Play along with the monthly challenge of "Awesome in Autumn" and link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! Thursday posts for a chance to win some stupendous stencils and glamorous glitter! As if that wasn't cool enough,Art Glitter is offering a 20% discount this month if you use the code DW20Stencil With Style website offers online shopping and is offering a 20% off orders of Dreamweaver products with the code SWS20.


My first post for this wonderful theme is with a brand new stencil that we JUST got in, it will be in stores very soon. It is a beautiful pumpkin stencil, appropriately named "the great pumpkin", LL3036. This will be a tutorial on Paper Craft Planet as well.
In stamping, we often create masks of stamps so that we can create a collage or scene without destroying each image. We can do the same thing with stencils, here's how it's done:

Lay the stencil on a post-it note, be sure to have part of it on the sticky part,
use a pen or pencil to trace the outside openings, you don't need the leaf or tendrils
Remove the stencil and this is what you will see
Cut out the pumpkin right on the line you traced

Place the stencil in the lower left corner of a piece of cream cardstock cut 4" x 5 1/4"

Use removable tape to hold the stencil in place

Use a large stencil brush to apply color lightest to darkest

Brush on the Distress Ink wild honey first, using a rouging motion with your brush

Then spiced marmalade, keeping this more towards the outside, leaving the very center a lighter color

Add a little fired brick to deepen the edges and along the "ribs"

Use the Picasso (LL332) tool to shield the pumpkin as you add the green

Use forest moss for the stem and tendrils, it's OK if a little goes on the top of the pumpkin as a highlight

Remove the stencil and wipe it off with a soft cloth on both sides

Place your mask over the colored pumpkin, a little color should show

Place the stencil back on the cardstock, moving it over to the right and up a little
so it overlaps the first pumpkin just a little

Stencil on the wild honey ink

Then the spiced marmalade

Highlight with the fired brick

Forest moss for the stem and tendrils

Remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning

Remove the mask to reveal your first image

Rouge some of the forest moss around the edges

I left a little halo around the pumpkins to set them off a little more

Tape your clean, dry stencil to a piece of black cardstock with removable tape

Use a palette knife and paste spreader (LM2010) to apply a coat of Metallic Copper Embossing Paste

Remove the side and bottom tape first, use the top piece as a hinge to remove your stencil
Place the stencil in water for cleaning

Here's how it will look

Here comes the sparkly part!

Use a cut straw to apply Art Glitter Pumpkin glitter (mine had some glass glitter Amber shards in it from a previous project, which worked out fine, it just gave it more texture)

Keep sprinkling other colors, Fool's Gold, Orange Crush and Vine

Tap off the excess glitter over a trash can or filter, let the paste dry
When the paste is dry, the copper will really shine behind the glitter. Cut out the pumpkin, leaving a small black edge all the way around the image

Mount the colored pumpkins on a black mat and then on a 5" x 7" green card
Use foam mounting tape to add the glittered pumpkin to the lower right corner

 As always the Dreamweaver Stencils Where to Buy  link will give you a list of stores near you or the Stencil With Style website offers online shopping and is offering a 20% off orders with the code SWS20. Don't forget we will be featuring the beautiful Art Glitter products in all our creations this month.Over at the Art Glitter website, they are offering a sale of  20% off retail all month with the code DW20 at checkout!
Check out this week's awesomeness which includes our super sparkly guest designer and previous Dream Team member...

Happy Creating,


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

What a yummy creation using the ART GLITTER! And great tutorial too. BTW Stencil with Style is offering 20% off of their site with the code SWS20 as well.

Kristi said...

Very pretty colors and love it!

LynB said...

Wonderful masking tutorial Louise! Lots of great tips. A wonderful card.

Daria said...

Your card is beautiful. I thank you for the tutorial on masking with stencils.

JD/ Jill said...

Great card...and wonderful tutorial on the masking technique...