Thursday, February 17, 2011
® Corn Flakes does not have the only rooster in town. Dreamweaver Stencils just introduced this cocky fellow at CHA in January, and he is sooooo much fun to play with. I have to admit, roosters have really never been my thing. I inherited a pair of California pottery roosters from my mother and never knew quite what to do with them. Now I have a kitchen with all kinds of space above my cabinets to display all my antique kitchen gadgets and knick knacks...so that's where they go. They're kind of starting to grow on me...just like this stencil did. A week ago I posted a bright colored card paste-embossed with him. Today's post has a more old-fashioned kitcheny-kitsch to it. This is a version of stenciling with a crosstitch appearance, but far less time-consuming. I placed the stencil down on the cardstock and taped just the top edge with removable tape to act as a hinge. This helps you to continually check your progress as you go. Next I taped down a piece of screening perfectly sized for cardmaking. I used my smaller stencil brushes and tapped the various shades of ink through the screening and stencil. Keep lifting the edge carefully without moving your paper to see how your coloring and shading are coming along, because once you remove it all, you will never place it the same way again! LOL. When the rooster image was as I wanted it, I removed the stencil but left the screening in place to add shading in the background and around the edges for that vintage feel. The final step was stenciling the saying down the side. The panel was layered and wrapped with a bit of ink-rubbed tulle and adhered to the distressed and sanded Coredinations card. A little ink was rubbed over the flowers as well before tying them with twine to the tulle. Now go on and check out what the rest of the team has been up to this week, as well as the Dream It Up! blog site. If you missed the opportunity to do the Virtual Valentine Blog Hop, click HERE. You need to have done your hopping and commenting by 6 pm EST today, in order to possibly win some goodies!
3/8" brush (NHB-3/8) and 1/2" brush (NHB-1/2)
3M Scotch Removable Tape (RMT)
Memento inks: Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Rhubarb Stalk, Potter's Clay, Bamboo Leaves, Tangelo, Dandelion
Coredinations Dark Red/Brown cardstock
Canson off tan cardstock
button, tulle, twine
sanding block, pumice stone
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