Patriotic Panache with Dreamweaver Stencils

IMG_4230It’s Dreamweaver Thursday and the first with our newly combined team.  We are so thrilled to have our new teammates with us and they are ready to share their stencil style with a patriotic theme. If you see a stencil of your dreams check the Stampendous website HERE and if it isn’t there we are still shipping orders through the Stencil with Style website HERE.

Now who’s ready for some stenciling inspiration! Stop on by these designers blogs and leave them a little bit of love.

Pam Hornschu

Louise Healy

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Alison Heikkila

Laura Drahozal

Lyn Bernatovich

Now it’s time for our tutorial from the archives.

 A Cameo Performance Tutorial

by Pam Hornschu, originally posted on the Paper Craft Planet blog in May 16, 2013. You can see the full article also on Paper Craft Planet HERE.PH_httppapercraftplanet.net20130516giveaway-and-dreamweaver-thursday-tutorial-a-cameo-performance-by-pam-hornschu

The Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team has been playing with the challenge of creating Tiny Treats through the month of May, the concept being little gifties for all those occasions that show up this time of year. Bridal and baby shower favors, Mother’s Day (check that one off), wedding favors, classmate gifts, teacher appreciation gifts, Father’s day, etc. Since I’ve been working on these anyway, I thought I’d do a tutorial as well since it was really fun to create!



Dreamweaver Stencils’ Cameo and Damask • Mercart Colored Aluminum • Mercart Metalworking Tools • Stampendous Perfectly Clear Charm Collection and Friendly Phrases • Beacon Adhesives Zip Dry, Fast Finish Decoupage, Quick Grip, Fabri-Tac, and Gem Tac • Tsukineko Black StazOn Ink Pad with Refill, and Memento Tuxedo Black and Rose Bud • May Arts Satin and Silk ribbons • Bazzill Basics Antique Aged Papers • Spellbinder’s Scalloped Oval Die • flat paint brush • sanding block

Step #1: Die cut two ovals of colored aluminum, and one of thin tagboard. Run one metal piece through embossing machine with Damask stencil following this sandwich format: a) base plate, b) stencil, c) metal, d) embossing mat, e) TWO clear plates.

Step #2: Place other metal die cut piece on stop of Cameo stencil. Hold in place with removable tape. Use finger to press around design,then use paper stump to define the design.

Step #3: Define edges with Teflon tool. Place both layers on top of suede cloth, and continue to define with ball tool, carefully pushing to manipulate the metal.

Step #4: Flip over and trace design for more definition. Place back on suede, and use the Refiner tool to add freeform squiggles around the cameo design.

Step #5: Flip to front again, and place piece back in stencil. Use sanding block to sand color off embossed squiggles. Trace cameo on die cut tagboard, and cut out center design. Adhere as a brace on back of front piece with Zip Dry Adhesive.

Step #6: Trace Cameo design on paper. Cut out, stamp with selected designs in Rose Bud ink, distress around edges with black ink.

Step #7: Pour small amount of Beacon Fast Finish inside cameo, place paper insert inside, add more Fast Finish, and use flat brush to ensure that all areas are adhered. Set aside to dry.

Step #8: Using a cosmetic wedge, apply StazOn refill ink over both front and back metal pieces. Use soft cloth to rub off excess. (A small amount of rubbing alcohol will remove more. If necessary, you can go back and add more pink ink with the Rosebud ink, and heat set with heat tool at least 5 inches away.)

Step #9: Using Quick Grip adhesive, apply a small amount on the back sides, and carefully around the edges, and adhere both sides together, matching the scalloped edges. Use roller wheel on back around all edges to finish.

Step #10: Use Quick Grip to adhere pinback. Set aside. Create card from gray cardstock with top fold. Tape stencil over May Arts satin ribbon, and using Black Memento ink and sponge, apply ink through stencil. Adhere to card front with Fabri-Tac.


Step #11: If desired, embellish by cutting out and applying a stamped butterfly and pearls with Gem Tac adhesive. Insert pinback through ribbon adhered to card. Add a stamped sentiment as well.


Wow, Pam Hornschu can do amazing projects with her Dreamweaver Stencils!

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