Good morning friends!!! Welcome to Dream Scheme Thursday with the Dreamweaver Stencil's Design Team!!!
I returned from CHA! I got to meet most of my favorite bloggers, the Dreamweaver Stencil's Dream Team!!! I came home soooo inspired.... I couldn't wait to get started on the new techniques I learned while in Los Angeles!!!
Today I have three cards to share with you. I used the same design on each card, as well as the same stencil but three different techniques. I was able to grab a few new products while at CHA, which I will be using in my techniques.
Here are the cards....
I met an amazing lady at CHA, Julie Makela!! The Australian Stencil Specialists. She showed us an amazing technique using some new products from Stampee Crafts.
On this card, I used green and blue metallic foils on the Peacock Feather (LL437) stencil and one of the newest releases from Dreamweaver Stencils, Bird Words (LG 734). This technique is sooo simple. Soap the back of your stencil (with the amazing coconut soap from Hawaii, so it won't stick to the paper) and place the stencil, soap side down on the JAC Double sided sticky paper from Dreamweaver. Then place a piece of the metallic foil over the stencil. Using a stylus, push the Stampee Crafts foil through the stencil onto the sticky surface. Once you you pull away the foil, where you rubbed over it with the stylus, you will see foil in those areas. Once you have applied foil everywhere you desire, I placed black flocking on the stencil and rubbed it in with my fingers over the open, still sticky areas. The flocking will mainly be around the edges of the Stampee Crafts foil. Once you have flock in all of your desires areas, put the stencil down on your table surface and pull your sticky paper off the stencil. This is so you don't bend you stencil. Once your sticky paper is off your stencil, waterfall a multi-crystal transparent glitter over the rest of the surface.
Here is what mine looked like... It is hard to see the pretty shimmer of the metallic foils in this photo....Imagine it looking fabulous in person!!! (*wink, wink*)
At CHA, I was introduced to a technique that I have seen for many years, but never put two and two together.....Using colored aluminum sheets, edging tools and laminated green shell from MercArt....
I used all the cool MercArt tools and dry embossed the aluminum through my stencil the old fashioned way. You could do this with a dry embossing machine. I was just following the fun technique I was taught! After I pushed the aluminum through my stencil, I then sanded the raised area, I then punched a hole in the center of the Peacock feather and added a bit of green shell.
Last but not least......Stampee Crafts holographic foils with the wonderful Peacock Feather and Bird Words Stencil. This is another technique taught by Julie Makayla. For this technique, place your stencil on your paper where you choose. Color in your stencil with any pigment ink. Once you get the desired coverage, remove your stencils and sprinkle Stuck On You on the inked area, melt with your heat gun. It is not a time sensitive product. You can let Stuck On You dry and it will still work. After you have melted Stuck On You over the image, place your holographic film on you image, place it in between a piece of copy paper and run through a laminator, or you can iron, if you have a REALLY hot iron. We found that using a laminator gave the best result.
As soon as I got home from CHA, I went on the hunt for an inexpensive laminator. I found a great Purple Cow laminator at Costco for $18.99.
Here is my card using the Stampee Crafts holographic foils....
Here is another view so you can see the iridescent shimmer.