We were asked to make a home decor piece. So here is mine - a canvas with bevelled edges.
Next to stamping I love stencils. You can do so many different techniques with them, especially now with all the different pastes on the market.
Welcome to Woodware's first blog hop! And we have a giveaway too! We are really happy to be joining with the Dream It Up Team to bring you innotive 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 papercrafting, they have SO MANY other uses too!! We will have several posts a day for you, from Monday 29th August 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!
- I sponged colour onto the canvas using pigment inks. I gave the canvas a light covering with yellows and soft orange.
- I used a piece of scrap paper to create a mask for the mountains. I sponged slightly darker tones along the mask and towards the bottom of the canvas to create my mountain range (I live in Scotland - I am obsessed with mountains!!!)
- I punched a largish circle out of scrap paper and sponged oranges and reds through the mask to make my setting sun.
- I then placed the stencil of the geese (LG687 - Flying Geese) onto the canvas and pasted with white Dreamweaver embossing paste. Repeat with the bulrushes (LL517 - Cattails).
- When completely dry I put the stencils back on to apply the colouring to the geese and bulrushes. I tend to use stencil brushes and pigment ink. I find them easier to use and as a stamper I have lots of colours.
- I then stamped the sentiment onto a piece of card and die-cut the frame plate to finish off.
|The geese in more detail|
The edges of the canvas were bevelled, so I used a little border stencil (LM282 - Leaf Border) on each side for a little extra interest.
LM282 - Leaf Border
Here is a card I made in a previous post. For this I stencil embossed the geese with my light box onto the background paper and coloured with pigment inks. I then stamped the trees along the bottom.
|Home to roost|
I have a little story to share about the geese. My father lives near the coast in South East Ireland. In the autumn there are often flocks of geese flying in to rest over night in the fields. My mum always loved to see them especially when the sun was going down and the sky would be all orange, pinks and reds. After she died of cancer a few years ago I made a card for my Dad with the geese stencil. I told him it represented him in the front with me and my sister close behind as we carried on our own life journeys without my mum. He is not normally sentimental, but at our first Christmas without her my father surprised us both. He had a local silver smith to make us each a pendant featuring the three geese. Needless to say there were lots of tears but we both have something to cherish that means so much.
Here is a picture of the pendant.
Here is the card that I made - it was in the earlier days of me and stencils so it's a bit basic. My Dad however loved it and it sits in a frame in his hall.
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