Get ready to be inked, pasted, encrusted, stenciled and stamped! All of this week the Dreamweaver Stencils' Dream Team and the Stampendous Design Teams will be providing some "Dream-pendous" inspiration for you, with multiple opportunities to win some fabulous prizes from both companies. Each day this week, you will be directed from both the Stampendous Impressions' blog or the Dream It Up! blog to the players du jour for your oohing and aaahing pleasure. Everyone will be playing on Saturday, the 14th with our final hop for the week. This is your opportunity to see how to mix and mingle your creativity...if you are a stenciler, you will be fascinated at combining stamps with your first love. If you are a stamper, you will be wowed at how stencils can add to your impressions.
Here is my creation. I started by pasting Dreamweaver Stencils Branch and Berries LJ900 with Dreamweaver Embossing Paste. While it was still wet, I sprinkled on Stampendous Aged Copper Embossing Enamel. Then, I heat embossed it. Next, I stamped the new Stampendous Cling Bird Manor Stamp CRW073 on the cereal bag that I used on Monday's post. I used black Stayzon ink. I let it dry for a little while I created the flowers using the double glitter technique. With the stencil LG 644 Cherry Blossoms attached to the double sided adhesive paper, I placed pinches of three colors of Stampendous Fun Flock: Think Pink FL816, Pixie Pink FL803 and Raspberry Tart FL 817 around the flowers. I pushed the flock down hard and in towards the flower centers to blend the colors. I then brushed it off well and removed the adhesive paper from the stencil. I covered the exposed adhesive with Stampendous Multi Ultra Fine Crystal Glitter. I cut around the flowers and set them aside. When the stamped image was dry, I flipped it over and put a very small amount of Art Glitter Designer Dries Clear on all the parts of the stamp that I wanted to be opaque silver. I covered these areas with Stampendous Pearlized Mica Fragments. I also covered the backs of the birds with glue and added Stampendous Neon Yellow Glitter. As this dried, I used gold covered aluminum and my Mercart Metal Tools with Dreamweaver Stencil LG 646 Bird & Blossoms to deboss the bird. I did this by placing the metal face up on top of the stencil, rubbing it down with a fine art blending tool, and pushing it into the stencil with the Mercart Teflon Tool. When I had the bird, branches, some leaves and a flower debossed, I sanded the top of the metal. I then used the Designer Dries Clear in the wells that I created to add Aged Copper Embossing Enamel in the branches and heat emboss it. I also used the glue in the wells to color the eye with Plain Ol' Black Flock, the leaves with Sour Apple Green Flock and the flower with the remaining flock from the double glitter flowers. I then assembled the card, placed the cage on it with a mix of Glue Dots and Designer Dries Clear, and peeled the backs off of the flowers, placing them on some of the "berries" in the background. Finally, I put some double sided adhesive on the back of the bird, trimmed it close with an ordinary pair of scissors, and attached it to the card.
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