Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summertime fun!

Summer reminds me of classes I have taken. One of the first Faux Cloisonne'Technique classes I ever had was with Lynell. We created the technique with the surfboard stencil. In remembering that class I decided to do the same but use the new LG742 Stylized Dahlia. This is a wonderful stencil that lends itself to several techniques.

1) Paste the image using regular paste. Let dry.
2) Replace stencil over image and stencil with Pigment Ink.
3) Apply Ultra Thick Embossing enamel and heat. Make sure you leave the surface bumpy.
4) Apply a second layer of Pigment Ink with either a brighter or darker pigment ink.
5) Apply regular clear embossing powder.
Easy! It's so fun to watch the transformation when heating the regular powder. LOVE IT!!

If you would like to join the challenge just create something that shouts "SUMMERTIME", then link up to mr. linky on the Dream it Up site and we will pop by and view your summer magic! If you don't have a blog but would like to join the fun, just email your design to Lynell at Dreamweaver: and when she gets back from CHA on the 23rd she will post it that week.

Here is a sneak peek of one of the stencils that Dreamweaver will be presenting to the retailers at CHA Summer (a bi-yearly trade show). You could win this stencil if you join our challenge. We are giving away two. A #1 prize to the person who best interprets the challenge and #2 winner for best use of Dreamweaver products. So see? don't even have to use Dreamweaver products (of course we are thrilled when you do.)

And don't forget to visit the other team member's blogs for more summertime inspiration.


  1. Great job on the faux cloisonne, Terrece. Between your post and mine, we've covered three techniques using the same stencil. Woo Hoo!

  2. Oh my goodness! this is beautiful! You and Liz are kindred spirits today. LOL!

  3. This is terrific Terrece (hee hee, couldn't resist the alliteration)! Just gorgeous FC technique with the Dahlia!

  4. Wow! I love how you are using all that crazy embossing powder! Great and interesting work!