Thursday, October 18, 2012

Dreamweaver Stencils and Ranger Industries...Exciting Collaberation



The Dream Team are so excited to have the opportunity to play along with some unique Ranger Productsin the Tim Holtz line...specifically, the Distressed Embossing Powders!  Our own Louise Healy demonstrated how fabulous these are with the Dreamweaver Stencils when she created this card for a fun class at CHA Summer 2012:


Apparently, Tim Holtz agreed with all of us on this unique use of his product, so he very generously had Ranger (thanks, Patti!) send the team some samples to play and blog with. So...here we go!

Here's my post for today:


Rolling Hills Stencil
Raven Stencil LL3015

I had a great time with my Ranger Distress Embossing Powders by Tim Holtz.  I used a similar technique to the Double Glitter Technique.  

  • Apply Dreamweaver Coconut Soap to the back of the stencil.  Once good coverage is achieved, turn the stencil over and brush excess soap out of the intricate edges.  **Remember, everywhere there is soap, there won't be embossing powder.  The purpose of applying the soap to the stencil is to act as a barrier between the stencil and the adhesive paper I am going to apply it too.
  • Remove protecting backing from Dreamweaver Double Sided Mounting Paper and lie sticky side of paper up.  Place soap side of the stencil onto the sticky paper and placing the protective backing, waxy side down and push the stencil onto the sticky paper ensuring that the stencil is secure to the sticky paper, you don't want your product to get stuck under the stencil.
  • Apply Ranger Distress Embossing powders by sprinkling on one color at a time and shaking off excess before adding another color.  The colors I used are: Brushed Corduroy, Peeled Paint, Spiced Marmalade and Scattered Straw
  • Once all colors are applied as desired, apply heat to the embossing powder with a heat tool and watch the powders melt.  Remove stencil when all powders are melted.
  • Apply glitter to areas that are not covered with embossing powders.
  • Using Tim Holtz Ideaology printed translucent tissue rolls, I laid the Raven stencil over the top of the tissue and added color with an applicator and a Black Soot Distress Ink.





For the next four weeks, on our regular Thursday posts, we will be featuring the wonderful things that you can do with Tim's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils. Leave comments on each of the team blog posts for opportunities to win one prize package for each of the four weeks:



Don't forget to play along with the Dream Team's monthly challenges for more opportunities to win some great stencil designs! October's challenge is Festively Fall, and November is CAS (clean and simple) Christmas! Link your creations on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics tolynell@dreamweaverstencils.com. Join us on Facebook as well! Lots of inspiration, and lots of fun!



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76 comments:

Scrappychick said...

Love the way the background turned ut and its a fabulous backing for the raven. why don't I have that raven?!!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Amazing creation Wendy! There are so many materials that i have never seen before...thanks for the inspiration.

Cherylynn said...

Wendy, I thought of using that stencil and am glad I didn't! You definitely would have put me to shame! I love the coloring of the background. Truly stunning.

Robyn said...

Love the stencils and uses for these powders.
thanks

Liz Martin said...

Great background with the rolling hills stencil and embossing powders. Thanks, too, for another use for the translucent tissue.

Lee Kellogg said...

Very cool Wendy!

Pam Hornschu said...

Great fall background that you created! Love those colors, and they contrast so well with the raven. Very cool!

maria f. said...

The BG is great but I really love the effect you achieved with the translucent raven. Cool.

Uniquebynancy said...

What a great way to do s background. Love the technique.
Nancy

Tarnished Rose said...

Wonderful.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Diana said...

I love this! great job. thanks for sharing.

Kathy Eddy said...

Fabulous looking card here! I love your background and the raven!

Tasha said...

Beautiful card and I love the background, very cool!

RachelB said...

Amazing!

Beejay said...

Great seasonal card! Love the colors!

logan said...

Very cool, can't wait to try it out!

Karin said...

Beautiful results using this fabulous combination.

Frenette Family said...

So cool, that an ideas using the powders.

Buncobuddy said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing.

sunflower sue said...

Very nice! Love the earthy fall colors and how they set off the raven. :)

Kelly said...

Stunning work! A piece of eye candy for sure :)

Debby said...

I love how you created the background...awesome and creative work.

Rea' said...

Simply amazing... those colors are awesome, I can see you enjoyed working with the product !

paleopal said...

What a fun way to adapt the double glitter technique. Using the Distress powder really changes the whole look!

Yogi said...

Love that background. Have a great day

Katina said...

Wendy, your card is stupendous!! Love it!

Patti Winfield said...

Beautiful!

Susan said...

Co-op crafting at its finest. i can't wait to try this.

Kristi said...

I love the background and thought about using that stencil myself! My colors were too close to do it well! GREAT job!

Jody said...

WOW, I love how these are looking, very interesting, a must try!!!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great card!!!!

Terrece said...

Wendy, great combination of product and images. LOVE IT!!! You are amazing!

Jackie said...

Cool card! I have to try this!

Anita Houston said...

It's like Native American Sand Art! Totally fantastic technique! I need some stencils!!! I can't wait to see more!

Louise said...

Love the background Wendy! The raven looks wonderful on the tissue!

Deb said...

very nice love the colors. going to give this one a try

Jenni said...

Simply gorgeous, can't wait foe the next 4 weeks!
Jenni

Melinda said...

Gorgeous!

ChickAlizadeh said...

So impressive!! I love new techniques!! Can't wait to try it!!

rosiebudstamp said...

I love the technique

rosiebudstamp said...

Love the technique

Winnie said...

So great. Love the background you made with that techinque. The focal image is great that you made and it stands out great with the colored background.

Dana D. said...

Terrific. I love what you did here. Really, really stunning. Love the colors too. Just WOW!!!

Lost Mermaid said...

What a great use of embossing powder! Thanks!

teepee said...

Your card reminds me of the "Raven" poem by Poe! "Nevermore"...lol. Thanks for the great information.

Wee Von said...

What a great use of the products. A couple of them are new to me and so cool to see how they are used! TY

Cath. said...

Very nice!!!

Maureen Chandler said...

This is an amazing process - thanks so much! Your card is wonderful!

Flo said...

Love the way your background turned out. Great Halloween card.

HelenM said...

Nice! Thanks

Linda said...

love the colors and layers. thanks for sharing.

Lindalee622 said...

Stunning! Thanks for Sharing!

Lost Mermaid said...

Beautiful use of colors with the monotone. Great idea.

Penny Walker said...

Great card, love the tissue image.

Andrene said...

So creative!! Love the colors you used and a great technique. TFS

Barb said...

wonderful technique and project

Pam said...

This is fabulous!

Pamela said...

Love this card and technique. I have to try this

MLiss3 said...

Great background. Loving this technique!

jcinokc said...

Love that background. What a great technique.

Cheryl C said...

What a background! This really does open up new possibilities. Thanks for your creation and sharing the technique; it's a keeper!

Wanda H said...

Wonderful card!!!

Nan G said...

That is so cool! Love!

Marijane said...

Beautiful! Love the colors.

jasann said...

so cool!!! love this card!!!!

Kris in Alaska said...

Superb! I love it! Thanks for sharing the details!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Julie Leake said...

another project i have to try love the paper with the raven

Larissa Heskett said...

HOW AWESOME!! =) THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE my distress powders and am always eager to learn NEW techniques and ideas for using them!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Wendy, absolutely beautiful work. Great tutorial for technique. Nicola x

Mariec said...

Wendy, I love the background! Nice use of the powders!

Julia said...

What a wonderful idea! Love your work!

Lesa said...

Beautiful background!

sewzallsquirrels said...

I love the contrast between the layers.
All of you Dreamweaver team members are making such great items with all of the stencils and the Ranger powders.

MORMOR said...

Beautiful. It is fun to see another use for Tim's distress products.

Nancy S said...

I can't wait to try this technique. I think I will need some Dreamweaver Stencils now!

Mary said...

Awesome!Thanks...