Dreamweaver Double Days Finale…a Bit of Magic with Mica

Here we are on our final day of Dreamweaver Double Days! We’ve loved all of your wonderful comments regarding the technique videos and the samples that we’ve shared here, as well as on the individual team blogs. This tells us that YOU love it when we share all of our not-so-secret tips with YOU! So…expect to see more in the future! Today’s video is a technique tutorial that always has the recipients of your creations going, “Ooooh and aaaah”! Follow along as Dreamweaver Stencils‘ founder, Lynell Harlow, demonstrates using mica powders* with Matte and Glossy Embossing Pastes

Amazing, isn’t it? And super easy to do. How about a double dip of samples from our team members featuring this technique?

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Created by Alison Heikkila featuring the Dreamweaver Open Feather design with Pearlescent Embossing Paste and Metallic F/X powders. This technique is called Molten Magic!
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Created by Kristine Reynolds featuring the Dreamweaver Stylized Dahlia, Matte Black Embossing Paste, and Metallic F/X mica powders.

WHOA! Wait just one minute, you say? Alison’s card is not the same technique at all. Mmmm. Yes it is, with one variation. This is the Molten Magic technique, so called because you paste-emboss just as in the video (preferably a glossy paste), sprinkle it with mica powders*, and HEAT it using a heat tool until it is puffy and bubbly. This adds great texture, and a totally different look, and all she did was heat it! Pssst, you can do this technique with Stampendous Fran•tagé Embossing Enamels, for a totally different look as well!

Now, let’s go see what the team members have been playing with for today. Oh, and leave them some love, please. They’ve worked hard this week!

Lyn Bernatovich

Louise Healy

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds

Jamie Martin

*Just a note: Many of the items that you may see in our videos may not show on the website, but most are still available either from the Stencil With Style site, local stores, and/or the Stampendous website. Just leave a comment in the order form regarding the product that you’d like to purchase.

Dreamweaver Thursday: Double the Sparkle

Have you been loving our double helpings of Dreamweaver this week on the Stampendous Blog, as well as on our the team’s postings? Today we’re serving up more delish Dreamweaver Doubles with added sparkle, featuring the Double Glitter technique, as shown in this video:

And how about a couple of additional sparklers by our own Laura Drahozal and Louise Healy featuring the Dreamweaver designs along with Stampendous Micro and Ultra fine glitters?

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So many of our team members would love to show what they’ve done with their Dreamweaver products  by Stampendous. Check them out!

Pam Hornschu

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Lyn Bernatovich

Louise Healy

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

Alison Heikkila

Laura Drahozal

Stack Art Challenge! A Week of Inspiration – Treasure Hunt REPOST

 

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This is a repost. We are participating in Seth Apter’s Treasure Hunt today. He’s linking to tons of the buried treasure on the blogosphere, so grab a cool beverage and a kitten and prepare to be amazed. You can see links to the other participating artists on Seth’s blog at thealteredpage !!!

We sent some of the world’s best mixed media bloggers an assortment of our fun Stack Art products. We asked for their out of the box ideas and examples, and whew, you will be blown away as we share them this week!

You know you can make these simple, beautiful tag projects easily and quickly. But when you take the ingredients for a simple tag to the next level, WOW!

Our Stack Art Kits have three components:

  • The Stack Art Kraftboard Kit which includes all the kraftboard pieces you’ll need to make at least 4 amazing creations; die cut, double-sided adhesive for all the kraftboard pieces; and sentiments you can use to make each piece a special gift or card embellishment.
  • The Stack Art Stamp Sets which include an assortment of terrific background stamps and other images plus an acrylic handle.
  • The Stack Art Elements Kits which each include five jars of embellishing goodness to stick to your adhesive covered kraftboard pieces.

We’ve shown you in a series of videos how terrific these kits are for making ATC’s, mementos, place cards, photo frames, etc. You can check out the stack art videos on our YouTube Channel.

Going beyond what we’ve done before, we’ve got nine guest artists and our own design team showing us great ideas for Stack Art this week.

We’d love you to visit all their blogs, and leave your nicest, most insightful comments. We’ll be giving away three Stack Art prize packages this week based on your blog comments. Each Package will contain one Stack Art Kraftboard Kit, one Stack Art Stamp Set, and one Stack Art Elements Kit!

Here’s who is sharing today:

Wendy Price

Elly Pirally

 

Dreamweaver Thursday: Dreaming of the Sea!

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Once again we have a full week of inspiration to keep us busy. We’ve been playing “By the Sea”. Collaborating with our favorite frill company, May Arts! And today we’re mixing in some Dreamweaver magic as well! As a reminder of how this could be done, here’s a glimpse back at a post by Pam featuring all three components:

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Jump in, feet first, into the wonderful world of Stampendous/Dreamweaver/and May Arts…seaside-style:

Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Alison Heikkila

Amy Osborn Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Dreamweaver Thursday: Flitting with Fairies and Flowers

This is Pam, and yes, I love my alliterations…and flowers…and fairies. There’s something magical about both! Everyone knows that both Stampendous and Dreamweaver have oodles of flowers, but now they have oodles of fairies as well! Check out this sweetheart from Dreamweaver:

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The Dreamweaver Fairy stencil is open to anything…literally! Each open area of the design can be decorated in its own unique way. A perfect example is the Zentangled version that Wayne Harlow created, and I’m posting below. By the way, did you know that Wayne has been the artistic genius behind Dreamweaver for over a couple of decades? Now he is also a Certified Zentangle Teacher, and an awesome one at that! If you ever have the opportunity, I highly recommend that you take one of his classes. Take a look at this fairy-licious creation:

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Jamie Martin

Kristine Reynolds

Pam Hornschu

Lyn Bernatovich

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

Dreamweaver Thursday: Mixing it Up!

The Stampendous/Dreamweaver team have been really busy this week between the Pop Ups and Puppies challenge and the Linnie Blooms Hop, but fortunately a little or a lot of Dreamweaver fits in perfectly. Some of our team members have even managed to incorporate all three into one project (‘cuz they’re talented that way!). So, in the line up below you’ll find a mix of everything for oodles of inspiration in your crafting this week! Here’s a few sneak peeks:

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Here are the links for those posting specifically with Dreamweaver today:

Lyn Bernatovich

Pam Hornschu

Laura Drahozal

Louise Healy

 

Be sure to check out the postings for the Linnie Blooms Hop HERE. (Psst…there are prizes involved.)

Wow! RSM sold out!

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I’m so glad you were able to take advantage of the offer from RubberStampMadness Magazine to get a free issue! Within four hours they had 36 responses and they’ve given away all the extra issues they had! Thanks for participating. If you’d like to see more of RSM or subscribe, just visit their website!  And look for their Summer issue on newsstands now. The Fall issue, due out in early August, will also contain a terrific article on Stampendous Embossing Powder!

 

Thanks so much for your participation! Happy Stamping!

Dream A Little Friday Fun

Dreamweaver_intro_Banner1-780x380We love what the design team has created this week sharing tutorials using stencils with watercolor to embossing pastes or applying the letterpress technique for dry embossing. It’s amazing what you can do with these metal stencils with the right care and a few tools. Earlier this week we talked mentioned properly removing the stencil from it’s packaging and easy cleaning after use, today it’s the tools that help make stenciling fun!

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Dreamweaver Stencils Embossing Paste

We have seven high quality embossing pastes to choose from on our website. Add almost any color medium to the white or clear pastes for even more options.

 

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Use the Palette Knife to mix in coloring mediums, spread paste over smaller stencils or load the Paste Spreader to apply paste evenly across the larger stencils.

All that’s left is choosing stencils! You can purchase stencils from the Dreamweaver Stencils section of the Stampendous website where we are continually adding more. During the transition you can still shop the Stencil with Style website to access the entire collection.

Need some help getting started? There are great tips and techniques on how to use these wonderful products here.

With such fun new products being talked about, it’s only right to share some fantastic projects from these designers today!

Kristine Reynolds

Amy Hurley-Purdie

Pam Hornschu

Dreaming of Inspiration

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Today is a double dose of inspiration with two teams posting Dreamweaver inspiration!

On Thursday’s we enjoy a weekly shower of inspiration from Dreamweaver Stencils’ Dream Team which is especially true this month’s challenge. Be inspired to design with showers themed projects from the A Team!

Dream It Up!

Lea Kimmel

Louise Healy

Laura Drahozal

Pam Hornschu

Jamie Martin

Here at Stampendous our Dream a Little Dreamweaver week continues with some terrific inspiration from our designers.

Kristine Reynolds

Tenia Nelson

 

 

Easy Clean Stenciling

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Stenciling can be fun when you have a system in place for each step of the process. Yesterday we mentioned how to properly remove the stencil from packaging and today it’s about cleaning the stencil. Being able to clean your stencils immediately after use helps you quickly move on to the rest of your project.  Here’s some information to keep you stenciling in style.

  • Keep the stencil flat when cleaning.
  • Use a flat tray or flat bottom container like our Stufftainers with enough water to cover the stencil and tools. Set them into the water until you’re ready to clean.
  • Gently scrub with a soft brush while the stencil stays flat in the tray.
  • Place on a clean soft cloth to air dry or use a second cloth to dry while keeping it on a flat surface.

Here’s a fantastic project today from veteran stencil designer,

Pam Hornschu