Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Dreamweaver Stencils & Woodware Hop across the Pond & Back Blog Hop!!

The Dreamweaver Design Team is partying with the UK Woodware Design Team to bring you innovative ways to use our wonderful Dreamweaver stencils and supplies all week long! By the end of the week, you'll have seen stencils used in inspirational ways you just couldn't have imagined, and you'll see that, although our stencils are wonderful for paper crafting, they have SO MANY other uses too! We'll have several posts a day for you, from Monday August 29th to Saturday September 3rd. At the end of our celebration, each designer will randomly select a winner from all blog comments to receive a free Dreamweaver stencil. We look forward to you partying along with us!

Here's my entry for today:


This 14 x 14 frame was sooo fun to stencil.  As I kept stenciling, I kept smiling, bigger and bigger.  I knew that I was going to LOVE IT!!! It was easy too!!!

I started by painting a wood 14 x 14 frame with black acrylic paint.  Once dry, I stenciled our Black Eyed Susan stencil (LJ902) multiple times with Regular White Embossing Paste (DEP).


Regular Embossing Paste dries quickly.  This project from start to finish was about 2 hours.

Once the embossing paste had dried, is was time to add some color to my Black Eyed Susan’s. 

My intention for this frame is to make a chalkboard to hang in my kitchen, so I chose Shiva’s Paintstiks Basic Color Set 6.  I placed my Black Eyed Susan stencil on top of the dried paste and started coloring with a stencil brush and my Paintstiks.  Lynell Harlow has some fabulous tutorials in her new DVD using Paintstiks.

Once I had color where desired, I added in the floral arrangement. 

I am the end of today’s hoppers, but if you just happened along my blog today, start at Lynell Harlow’s blog Dream It Up, for easy, one click hopping.




Wendy (<----Me!!)

You can find all the supplies you need here at Woodware, and Stencils with Style.

Thank you so much for hopping across the pond and back this week.  Take the time to take a look each day and leave some love.  Each designer will be giving away a Dreamweaver Stencil prize to a random commenter on Sept.3rd.

Supplies Used:

Wooden Frame: Canvas Corp

Acrylic Paint: Delta

Stencil: Dreamweaver Stencils

Florals: Craft Supply

Ink: Shiva’s Paintstiks (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Paste: Regular Embossing Paste (Dreamweaver Stencils)

Chalkboard: Chalkstock (Canvas Corp)

If you live in Missoula or Helena, Montana, I will be teaching how to make this frame on September 25th at Memory Lane Scrapbooking (406-523-3957) in Missoula, Montana at 12pm, and November 5th at Memory Trail (406-442-4330) in Helena, Montana at 10am.  Please call the store to register for your class!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!!


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Ahhh Wendy ...once again three of us did frames. You'd think we planned it that way. LOL!! Your frame is just wonderful.

Daria said...

I love your frame. You used one of my favorite stencils, and the flowers look wonderful against the black frame.

craftydebs said...

Love the frame,love the stencil, love the technique, love the flowers, love the blog hop!!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

This is just lovely Wendy!! The colours work so well together!!

Karen B. said...

Your frame is amazing, it would make a perfect gift!

Diane said...

Just FAB Wendy !! Love all these wonderful ideas you talented lot are giving us this week !! Cheers !!

hugs Diane xx

SherylH said...

This stencil has been on my wishlist for some time-- this makes such a cheerful frame for the chalkboard.

Laura Drahozal said...

Fantastic! As always, a tip of the hat to Wendy--you are so talented!

Pam Hornschu said...

Fabulous post, Wendy! This frame is wonderful...great contrast of colors, love the embellies on the side, and the idea of using as a chalkboard...genius! Wish I could come take the class. Think how much fun we'd have. LOL.

Deborah March said...

Okay, you SOLD me...just HAVE to get this stencil now!! FABULOUS frame Ms Wendy!!

Kim x said...

Hi Wendy I love it all. This blog hop is just soo much fun.
Love Kimx

Dorothy said...

I love the frame and could not work out which stencil it was to start with, which just shows how clever you are!

Liz Martin said...

You did a great job using the Black-
Eyed Susan stencil on the frame and using it as a chalk board is genius! Another inspiring project.

Louise said...

Awesome idea Wendy! I might have to make one for my kitchen, I have the perfect spot...hmmm.

Kristi said...

so so pretty girl. You do GREAT blog postings! I do well to get them on the computer! Wonderful projects!