Monday, January 4, 2016

One of my Favorites!

Welcome to 2016! The Stampendous Design Team is so excited to start sharing projects from the October and January catalogs this week.  A lot of us will be in California for CHA at the end of the week showing store owners all these fabulous new ideas. Be sure to check the Stampendous Blog everyday for a list of designers showcasing their ideas!

We also are having a fun HOP(click here for today's participants) with the folks from Imagine Crafts. You'll want to check that out too!

This week we have been asked to share our favorite projects from the latest catalog releases. Here is one of my very favorite things that I created for the January catalog.

This peaceful home decor piece features the beautiful Maidenhair Fern Stencil (DWLJ846), with the Honeycomb Stencil (DWLJ806) in the background.  Here's how it's done:

MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper

DWLJ846 Maidenhair Fern Stencil
DWLJ806 Honeycomb Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
Metallic F/X Kiwi

6" x 8" Canvas
Faber Castell Gesso
Paint brush
DecoArt Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso
Palette Stamp and Stick
Foam Applicator
Swiffer cloth
Black Frame 8" x 10"
Tacky Glue


Step 1:  Tape the Honeycomb stencil towards one end of a 6" x 8" canvas with removable tape

Step 2:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Regular Embossing Paste over the stencil, remove and clean the stencil, let paste dry

Step 3:  Line up the stencil over part of the dry paste and towards the other end of the canvas, and apply paste over the other end of the canvas, remove and clean stencil, let paste dry

Step 4:  Paint a coat of Gesso over the entire canvas, dry well

Step 5:  Use your finger (dip it in a little water first) to apply a streaky coat of DecoArt Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso across the embossed image and around the edges, let dry

Step 6:  Tape the Maidenhair Fern stencil over the Honeycomb pattern with removable tape and apply a coat of Regular Embossing Paste, remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry

Step 7:  Place the clean, dry stencil over the dry paste and use a foam applicator to apply Palette Stamp and Stick Glue, remove and clean stencil while the glue gets tacky

Step 8:  Use a soft brush to apply a coat of Metallic F/X Kiwi powder on the fern, use a Swiffer cloth to gently buff off any extra powders

Step 9:  Cut an 8" x 10" piece of Mixed Media White Paper and use a finger to swipe Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso over the paper

Step 10:  Adhere the canvas to the background paper, let dry

Step 11:  Apply some Metallic Lustre Iced Espresso lightly around the frame, buff lightly with a soft cloth, place the canvas in the frame

On a side note...I think this would be stunning with the fern done in Black Matte Embossing Paste, then the Kiwi powder on black, it would give it a whole different feel.

For more great ideas, stop over at these designer's blogs:

Louise Healy

Happy Creating,


Sabrina said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!!

Nikki C said...

WOW does this look amazing

Rebecca Yahrling said...

So beautiful. Could do a set of three to hang on the wall. Nice!

cghundley said...

Wonderful use of
the stencils, very
Carla from Utah

vinita jain said...

Love the embossed textures, a beautiful wall decor!

Judy said...

Very pretty home decor project. Thanks for sharing with us how you put it together.

Viki Banaszak said...

This is gorgeous!!! What a great home decore piece.

Jean said...

Love the texture!

barbara macaskill said...

Pretty!! LOVE making home decor pieces!! Especially ones that can be out year round! TFS!

Mary Holshouser said...

Very pretty piece.
Love the honeycomb design behind the greenery.
thanks for sharing.

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

So beautiful. I would hang this up in my home. TFS

Anne Temple said...

This is beautiful!

Shelly Mortensen said...

Very creative! Gorgeous card and fabulous images!

Sue Chesley said...

That is just so pretty! I love that fern stencil, will have to order it right away. thank you for sharing how you did this!