On the Woodware Blog this week they have been looking at Christmas Collage and there have been some stunning cards, I decided to make a canvas. I love the work of Wendy Vecchi, Wendy uses Dreamweaver Embossing Paste branded under her name, but it is the same good stuff in the jar, so while this can not be compared to anything from Wendy, she is my source of inspiration.
I must admit I am rather pleased with it. The canvas is 7 x 9.5 inches.
so that when I turned it back to work on the canvas is supported by the block. Thanks to Siobhan the Recovering Stampaholic for that tip.
I have covered the whole of the canvas with Translucent Embossing Paste not in being fussy about getting it smooth. (this is the part that was inspired by Wendy Vecchi)
So when the background was dry I used the Crackle Paste on the Coil Christmas Tree. The crackle paste has to go on an acrylic base so that it has something to hold on to the translucent paste is perfect and i could have used this just under the tree, but I hadn’t decided if I would only use the tree directly on the canvas so it was simpler just to put a thin layer all over.
I have Frantaged the letters, this tip is mine, I put the letter in a spoon and heated from underneath the metal of the spoon heats up easily and the heat is transfered to the letter. (don’t use the spoon for soup afterwards)
Then I got out my Dreamweaver Dies and cut 2 sizes of bauble with the Nested Ornaments Die. On the small one I added Frantage mix and some copper embossing powder lines which I drew with the Versa Mark Pen. On the other bauble I used Watermark Ink through the Holly Swirl stencil, I applied it with the Stylus Tool.
Yes! It’s that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the “pond” with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!
I liked my card for the blog today, well until I looked at the Pampered Stamper on Friday morning, the talent of that woman is so upsetting, why did Pam get so much that is what I want to know?!?
Still too late, here is my one and only offering for this years hop, I promise to try to do better next year!
Knock off the excess before heating to make sure that the grid is visible.
I have used three coats of powder, I have re-inked in between so remember to put the stencil back in place. You can if you work quickly add more powder while the first coat is warm and tacky, then you don’t need to re-ink.
I love this stencil technique and I think that this shows how easy it is to mix stamps and stencils.
Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week’s posts on the team’s blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:
This weeks Woodware Challenge has been set for us by our friend Christina at A Maze of Memories, the bar started high and the girls have done some wonderful things this week, I have spent a lot of the week thinking about what to do!
Way back in February of 2012 I did a Frantage project that was a scrapbook page in a large Ikea frame, the theme was a trip to Berlin, so this time I have done a trip to Milan. This is an annual holiday that happens in October when I go away with my oldest friend and our daughters. Our Mums used to go on holiday together and the girls are friends in there own right and holiday together so it really is rather special.
Our Milan trip happened in 2012, perhaps I will get this year (Lisbon) done soon!
The aperture in in the centre is 12 x 12 inches all of the photographs except one are of The Duomo, and us.
After choosing my photographs I laid them out using both the aperture and the wide mount
I penciled around the pictures so that I could decorate the mount and then place them back in the correct place.
I used Francoise’s Leafy Swirls Clear Magic set and silver embossing powder.
I added a touch of Aged Silver Frantage powder around the mount.
I small piece of journaling.
Milan is an interesting city, with lovely parks and culture, and food, Leonardo’s painting The Last Supper was amazing to see, but for me Milan will always be the place that I bought my 10 euro red handbag that has been much admired! I didn’t want to add it to all of the photographs of the marble cathedral so it sits on a tiny tent card inside the frame.
and here it is hanging on the wall, I will have to re-organise so that it fits better, and find somewhere to put the frame that I had to remove, but it is safely on the wall!
Thank you to Christina for setting the challenge so that I got this done, you will find lots of crafty inspiration on the A Maze of Memories blog and pop over to the Woodware blog to see what else the girls have been up to
I have used a red Yink and the ColorBox stylus tool to edge the papers, well I say edge but I seem to have got a little carried away with the colour, but I am happy with it.
I also got carried away with the Stickles with Christmas red for the berries and Star Dust for the dots in the background. I have also used the Sakura Green Star pen to colour the numbers but not the holly.
Next I placed the stamped image on to red card and used the Embossing Fluid again on the red card and the white card so that it would match when it was stuck together, but by embossing it before sticking the two pieces together you don’t have to worry about the heat effecting the sticky stuff, on this part I used Shabby Ivory powder. Then I did a square of a silver based mixture and then a copper based mixture. The mixtures contain Aged Silver powder, Shaved Ice, Silver Halo Glitter, Pearlised Mica Fragments among other bits and pieces. The Bronze selection includes Aged Bronze powder, Mica Fragments in Tea Stained, Bronzed Fragments, Champagne Glass Glitter and lots lots more…
I used the Aged Silver powder on one of the Star buttons and used the Aged Silver with some extra bits around the greeting. The greeting comes from a set designed by Jane Bubble Star.
Here in Scotland it is almost the end ot term, they only have two more weeks to go so time to start thinking about teachers presents and that is just what we are doing over on the Woodware blog this week. I have done a note book cover to fit an A5 note book.
The first thing that I did was to paint some calico fabric with watercolour paint from a USArtQuest Mica Pallette I used the metallic one, but used it with a lot of water as I just wanted to have a wash of colour.
It had to be hung out to dry, but we have had some sunshine!
While it was drying I went to work on the decorated panel.
I used the Jumbo Rollagraph Simple Dots with a Lipstick Red Chalk Ink Pad. The dots are in a pattern but I like to roll it in various directions to make it messy, I ironed the ink to set it and while I was ironing it I decided that I liked the reverse side best so I used a much more muted dotty pattern.
Then I got to work with my Emboss Gloss, it is embossing fluid that looks like a lip gloss and is nice and wet, so it is perfect for using on fabric, although it is really designed for card. I used the Emboss Gloss to draw the lines and the splodge and I have used Aged Gold , Aged Rose, and Shabby Ping embossing powder. I also have various Mica Fragments and some Shaved Ice in the mix. Just I big mix of FRANTAGE! Oh I love it!
I used Dicro Fibres and the Butterfly Post cling rubber stamp from Stampendous. The easiest way to do this is to ink the stamp with a strong colour of pigment ink, the pigment ink gives you longer to get the fibres in place, lay the stamp down ink side up on a heat proof surface, then place the fibres on top, cover with Parchment Paper and iron for about 10 seconds. This fuses the fibres together and imprints the stamp into them.
Then just machine stitch the panel on the front.
Making up the cover is easy just fold over enough for a flap at either side and stitch a couple of pockets for your book to slip into.
When embossing on fabric if you use an embroidery hoop it holds the fabric so that you can heat from underneath. It does seem like a long and complecated project but I have made cards that have taken much longer!
This is my mobile phone cover that I mad iin the same way, but it is made from two layers of velvet to protect the phone.
Thank you for visiting you will find a great array of projects for teachers or lots of other gifty occasions so why not pop over and se what the rest of the girls have been up too?
The Woodware Challenge this week is a colour one and Turquoise and Brown and I am first.
I have used a Magenta cling rubber stamp Sketchy Flower I have stamped it twice on brown card with a ClearSnap Watermark pad and embossed it with Stampendous Aqua Powder and once on turquoise card this time I embossed it with Stampendous Chocolate embossing powder. The background I stamped with Stampendous Dreamy Leaves and again embossed it with the Chocolate powder.