As we are heading towards back-to-school again, it is only appropriate that we break out our dictionary for this month's Dreamweaver challenge..."AUGUST as an ADJECTIVE"!
Merriam-Webster defines august as, "marked by majestic dignity or grandeur", with synonyms such as, "dignified, distinguished, imposing, portly, solemn, staid, and stately". Now, I don't know just how dignified and stately the Dream Team can become for an entire month, but we are all going to give it a try! How about trying along with us, and linking YOUR creations to the inlinkz tool below for a chance to win the wildest stencil design your little heart is screaming for.
Here's my creation for this week:
I know. I used metal again. When I thought of the word "august", it reminded me of all the grand old buildings in beautiful cities around the world. Many contain beautiful masonry and carvings and some even have copper work. So, naturally, my thoughts turned to copper and the old Verdi Gris patinas that come from their aging. This is what became of that thought.On this project, I used the following Dreamweaver stencils: LJ 919 Art Nouveau Flourish, LL 3023 Tall Poppy, and LS 1006 Sm Thanks. I used both copper and copper coated aluminum. The copper was used for the flowers and the word. The flowers were hand embossed with the tools in the Beginners Metal Tool Kit. When I had it the way I liked it, I filled the back with Mercart Filling Paste. The words and the background were both debossed with the help of a Cuttlebug machine and the Rubber Embossing Mat. The words were done with copper and the background with aluminum. I then sanded the background. I used Color Solutions in Mojito Green, Aquarius and Pine Bough on the copper. I dripped the solution and moved it around with Q Tips. I removed a little of the excess with the Color Solution Thinner. Then, I sanded over the rest. It was easy to assemble with my 5" Xyron Machine, 3D Foam Squares and a little chipboard.
This is what the Color Solutions look like:
It is the "A" team this week: