Thursday, April 26, 2012

Glitter painting Tutorial

Welcome back to Dreamweaver's Thursday Challenge!
This week, for my "May Flowers" card, I chose to do my favorite technique, Glitter Painting!

Supplies Needed
Dreamweaver Stencil (I used Long Tulip LL377)
Glitter (I used Glitter Ritz Kiwi, Sweet Basil, Light CopperRose Copper& Clear)
Coconut Soap
Removable Tape
Glitter Gone Mat
SookWang Double Sided Tape

Step 1
Rub the Stencil with Pure Coconut Soap, this will prevent the Stencil from Sticking to the SookWang Tape and ruining your background.  Brush off any extra soap with a stiff stencil brush.
Step 2
Place the stencil on the Sookwang Tape, being sure that even the small "Bridges" on the stencil are flat against the Sookwang tape.

Step 3
Using the Removable Tape, mask off any area's that you do not want glitter to stick to.  In my sample, I masked off the Petals of the Tulip.

Step 4
Using your finger, "Paint" the darker Glitter into the area's where you would like Depth.  I painted Sweet Basil onto the tips of the leaves and the base of the stem.  Brush off the excess.

Step 5
Pour the lighter colour over the remaining area.  It will only stick where there isn't glitter already, so don't worry about the Darker glitter coming off or getting in the way.  Tap off the excess.
Step 6
Remove the Tape from the Petals and with your finger again, "paint" the Darker colour where you would like depth.  I used Rose Copper on the tips and base of the Tulips petals.  Tap off the excess.
Step 7
Pour the lighter colour of glitter over the petals now, as you did in Step 5 with the stem.  Tap off the excess.

Step 8
Carefully remove the stencil from the Sookwang Tape.  If you have applied the soap correctly, the stencil should come off fairly easily.  If it doesn't, be patient with it, and next time, use a little more Coconut Soap.
 Step 9
Pour Clear Glitter over the entire background to cover the SookWang tape that was under the stencil.  We use Pure Coconut soap so that there isn't any soap residue that will interfere with the glitter sticking to the tape.  Clean up any excess glitter with your Glitter Gone Mat.

 Step 10
Attach to your card!

Isn't it pretty?  And all in all it only takes a few minutes to complete.  I wasn't able to make a video of this card, but here is a video I made with this same technique, but using the Holly Stencil LL 3005

Be sure to visit the other Design Team members Blogs, and of course upload a card of your creation to the Dreamweaver Blog Dream it Up! you could also win some fantastic stencils!  And be sure to "Like" us on Facebook There's even MORE inspiration there, and it well worth the look-see! 

This tutorial was also posted on PaperCraft Planet so check out that site too as there are some cool projects and more tutorials there as well!

And with that,
Glitter 'til you're Gonzo,
Inspire 'til you're Insane
and play with a Stencil you haven't tried yet, it will REALLY re-inspire you!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

GooseBump Resist Technique

With a name like "GooseBump" I probably should have saved this technique for Halloween, but it's a newish product by Tsukineko and I saw this technique used with Dreamweaver Stencils at the CHA this year, and I had to try it out!

"GooseBumps" is a texture spray that I liken to a watered down Glossy Accents, and it comes in a spray bottle, so you can spray "texture" onto your projects.  In this case, I used it as a resist technique to show off my Daisy Stencil LM 548.

The First step to this technique is to create your "Under Colour".  This can be done with a rainbow ink pad like "Big & Juicy" or "Spectrum", but I just rubbed my Tsukineko Rhubarb and Potters Clay ink pads directly to my Cream coloured cardstock.

I then placed the stencil on my Inked cardstock, and sprayed the entire thing with GooseBumps.
The first time I did this, I over sprayed, and the liquid leaked under the stencil, but with a little practice, the "right" consistency became easy to detect. I just sprayed until I saw the entire image glisten a little (you won't be able to see it in the photo)

Now, I got so caught up in my technique that I forgot to take pictures of each step along the way, so Maureen let me take pictures of her steps as I taught her this technique in class this week.  (Thanks Maureen!!) and that's why there is a Hot Air Balloon LL 3003 in my photo, not my Daisies, oopsie!

We have to wait for the GooseBumps to dry, and the time needed will depend on how thick you've sprayed it onto your cardstock, but about 10-15 minutes should be enough.

Once the GooseBumps was dried, I used a Brayer to apply my Tsukineko Bamboo Leaves Ink over the entire image.  The GooseBumps will resist the Ink but cover your background making the Stenciled Image Pop.  Be sure to have a paper towel handy to wipe off the excess ink from the Resisted Image.

Again, it sounds like there are a lot of steps, but all in all, it took about 20 minutes to complete, including drying time.  And that's just how I like it!  Fast, but Fabulous!

Now it's your turn to show us what you've come up with for this month's May Flowers Challenge!  Download a card to your blog, or e-mail a picture of it to Lynell and enter yourself to win Free Stencils!  There are 2 prizes to be won, LG712 floral heart wreath and LL565 Thank You Script:

 And before I sign off, Congratulations need to be made to the winners of our DreamPendous Blog Hop last week.  You all left such lovely comments on each of our blogs, and I KNOW that took some time to do, and I definitely want to thank you so much for that, but alas there can only be 3 winners, and they are...Loraine Padden, Bernie, and Miriam Prantner!  Congratulations to each of you, and be sure to e-mail Lynell with your addresses so she can get your Stencils mailed out to you!

And with that,
Ink 'til you Implode,
Resist 'til you Rebel,
and be sure to take some time and play with a new technique this week, it'll be fun, I promise!