Good Morning Blog friends,
Today's post is scheduled as we are off to London today for the last few days of our holiday; our hens are having a holiday of their own back at the farm where they came from, so all is well! We are going to the Ally Pally Stamping and Scrapbooking Show on Saturday, so hopefully I'll have lots to 'report' next week.
As we've been on holiday the past week or so, I don't have any other projects or cards to post, so I'll be missing from here until next week, but I'll be visiting you all when I can.
This is one of the cards we made during the Woodware workshops last week. To create this design we used the Dreamweaver Christmas Tree Stencil with Dreamweaver Pearlescent Embossing Paste and metallic powders.
The stencil is attached to the black card with removable tape and then a palette knife is used to smooth the paste over the stencil openings. Once you've done this, you need to carefully remove the stencil before sprinkling the powders over the paste. There are different methods that can be used to create cards with these materials, the one we used was 'molten magic' where the paste- embossed image, covered with the mica powder (excess shaken off) is heated with a heat tool, which forms large bubbles as it is heated.
I think this was my favourite technique of the day and I am anxious to try it at home. I finished the card off at home, but felt the finished image needed a simple background. The photo doesn't really do the finished tree justice, especially as it is also a very 'tactile' image as well as bright and cheery.
Thanks for stopping by here, I will be back next week...we have another workshop and our next card will be from another technique we used at the Woodware Workshop, so I will be sharing that with you,
Happy Crafting everyone!