Friday, September 3, 2010

Dreamweaver-Veni Vidi Fishi

Wednesday's post was all about bragging about my latest feature on, at which time I mentioned that I would be posting my designs that were featured with the article. The above is a scrapbook page using Dreamweaver Stencils products. The background was stenciled using ink, going for that "manly" look. I distressed around the edges and used antiqued hardware and twine to add to that effect. The focal point of the page (no, not the picture of my hubby), is a fishing fly that has been paste stenciled and once dry, colored and shaded using chalks.
The card is very similar, same techniques and stencils using the same earthy colors. Both have a very unique look to them, and both were amazingly simple to create. For the cleanest designs, use removable tape to hold your stencil in place while you ink through it, or in the case of the paste stenciling, spreading the paste. Just pretend that you are spreading icing on a cake (no licking off the excess!), smoothly running the offset palette knife across the stencils at an angle. Scrape the excess back into the jar and run the palette knife over the surface to ensure a smooth pasted surface. Carefully remove the stencil and wash immediately, while allowing your pasted surface to dry for about 30 minutes. For more info on stenciling, please visit the Dreamweaver Stencils site and their Dream It Up Blog.

"Leopard Skin" background from Dreamweaver Stencils (LJ817)
"Veni Vidi Fishi" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LM2002)
"Fishing Fly" from Dreamweaver Stencils (LM2003)
Matte Orange Embossing Paste from Dreamweaver Stencils (DMOP)
Decorating Chalks from Craf-T Products
Vintage Sepia and Olympia Green Versafine ink from Tsukineko
Bazzill cardstock
antique brad fasteners and swing mount from Creative Imaginations

1 comment:

Marijane said...

Beautiful (but manly) scrapbook page and matching card. I love the colors! Congrats on being featured in an article for Also, thanks for the details used in making your fishing page and card. Will now jump over to!