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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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