Thursday, June 28, 2012
The Grand Finale!
ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!
This week I decided to try something completely different. After 3 tries. . . . it worked!!
I started with LG740 Open ButterflyMeasure a piece of Dreamweaver Double sided Mounting Paper the size of the stencil. Attach one side to cardstock.
Before soaping the back of the stencil, lay it over the piece of paper you just peeled off the double stick tape. Trace the body and the bottom tips of the image onto the paper.
Next take stencil LL3021 Retro Standing CatTrace the head twice onto the protective paper. Cut out to create 5 masks.
Soap back of butterfly and set over the double stick tape. Lay masks in place on the butterfly (slick side against sticky side of tape).
Next apply glitter in the following order. Pressing in place and tapping off excess in between steps.
1) Dark Brown from Reggae set over antenna.
2) #230 Halo over entire butterfly.
3) Remove mask from body and lower sections of butterfly. Cover areas with Dark Brown from Reggae set.
4) Remove butterfly stencil. Cover remaining background with Blue from the Celebrate Mini set.
5) Remove one cat head mask. Soap back of cat stencil. Lay over open area. Press down with erasure. Cover in Dark Brown from Reggae set. Tap off excess before removing cat stencil. Remove stencil.
6) Cover open areas (eyes, nose, etc) of cat area with #230 Halo.
7) Repeat steps 5 and 6 on other wing.
Outline wings with fine line black marker to help pop wings. I tried it with a dark body, light accents and crystal background. It looked okay, but liked the way this one turned out best. Also tried using the larger kitty head and it was just too big.
Trim, mount on decorative paper and Tah-dah!! It worked.
I really had fun getting this idea to work. Give it a try, it went together quickly once I figured out which glitter colors to use.
Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Technique with a wedding theme. Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to firstname.lastname@example.org, for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada only, please).
For more inspiration from the Art Glitter design team, please visit their blog for a complete list of players throughout the month.For more inspiration from the Dream Team, here's the blog list for this week:
Dream It Up! blog
Kristi Van Doren
*For the month of June Art Glitter is selling 1 oz jars of glitter for $5.98 (regular price $7.32)! Get the deets HERE!