Festively Distressed for Fall


The Dream Team are so excited to have the opportunity to play along with some unique Ranger Products in the Tim Holtz line...specifically, the Distressed Embossing Powders! Our own Louise Healy demonstrated how fabulous these are with the Dreamweaver Stencils when she created this card for a fun class at CHA Summer 2012:


Apparently, Tim Holtz agreed with all of us on this unique use of his product, so he very generously had Ranger (thanks, Patti!) send the team some samples to play and blog with. So...here we go!

Here's my post for today:


I Festively Distressed a simple paper mache box by applying Dreamweaver Matte Orange Paste over the lid. When dry, I applied DW Crackle Paste over the surface, and while wet, I sprinkled liberally with Tim Holtz Distress Powder in Walnut Stain over the surface. I carefully used my heat tool to melt the powder (remember...this powder does NOT get shiny when heated), and the crackling appeared as well. I placed my Dreamweaver Maple Branch stencil on the top, and using a dauber, I applied clear embossing ink to the design. This area was then embossed with the Tim Holtz Distress Powder in Old Paper. The sides of the box were inked with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Walnut, before applying clear ink and embossing with the Walnut Distress Powder. Copper and Lettuce Adirondack Acrylic Dauber paint was used to cover the edge of the lid, before wrapping with May Arts suede cord. The leaf embellishment was created by applying copper tape to a scrap of paper and machine embossing one leaf from the Maple Branch, and a separate tag embossed with the Fall portion from the Four Seasons stencil. The leaf was cut out, and Distress Powders were added as well as some ink distressing.



For the next four weeks, on our regular Thursday posts, we will be featuring the wonderful things that you can do with Tim's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils. Leave comments on each of the team blog posts for opportunities to win one prize package for each of the four weeks:

Don't forget to play along with the Dream Team's monthly challenges for more opportunities to win some great stencil designs! October's challenge is Festively Fall, and November is CAS (clean and simple) Christmas! Link your creations on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com. Join us on Facebook as well! Lots of inspiration, and lots of fun!



Comments

Scrappychick said…
Absolutely stunning! I'll have to try the crackle paste with the powder...great idea!
Pam, that is way cool! Must try this right away...can hardly wait, the possibilities are endless...
Joy H said…
Loved the way that you can layer the embossing colours - this has such a gorgeous look to it Pam - love it!
Cherylynn said…
Wow, absolutely amazing Pam! You get an A+++ for this one!
Robyn said…
Love the stencil- must give this a try
Lee Kellogg said…
Oh my Pam! You've set the bar high, this is awesome!
Liz Martin said…
Gorgeous, Pam! Thanks for another great technique to try, Pam. There are so many new ideas in today's posts I'll be busy for days.
wonderful. love the texture the powders created.
deadrose said…
Ohh, that fills me with ideas! This could get dangerous to my wallet :)
Uniquebynancy said…
Oh so beautiful. Thanks for the ideas
Nancy
Linda said…
I will have to get dream weaver stuff out again. It has been ages since I have done anything with it. Shame on me!
Liz Akers said…
Very cool. I haven't ussed stencils much, but I needto try this.
Tarnished Rose said…
Beautiful!

Smiles~
Marilyn
Diana said…
I love this! great job. thanks for sharing.
KropinKat said…
This is way too cool! I am going to try it - hope mine turns out as great as yours. Thanks for sharing!
Janick said…
First card is really nice... you should write how to do it !
Lisa Fragassi said…
Wow that blows me away!!will have to try this!
Tasha said…
Amazing, love it! So many ideas churning in my head now....
Laura said…
oh wow....I wish I could touch it! Laura
Kathy Eddy said…
What a cool project! Great job on it.
RachelB said…
Beautiful project!
Beejay said…
How beautiful is that box? I love it! Layers and layers, a technique that I need to embrace! Thanks for shaing it!
Margie said…
Wow, this is gorgeous! TFS!
logan said…
A new use of the Ranger embossing products..........love the results. Not totally sure of the technique yet, but really want to try it. Lots of good ideas for gifts! Thanks for the creative inspiration.
Lady Bright said…
Love the Dreamweaver in conjunction with the Tim/Ranger inks/distress! Great project, love the layers!
Karin said…
Beautiful results using this fabulous combination.
Gloria said…
This is really Beautiful and RICH-looking. I love the color combination.
Frenette Family said…
Gorgeous use of the powders.
sunflower sue said…
Wow, this is such a cool technique. Just love the distressed look - can't wait to try this. :)
Buncobuddy said…
I haven't tried this technique before -- but will now. Thanks.
oakleafdesign said…
Fantastic...love the use of the distress powders with the stencils.
Kelly said…
That is beautiful! Positively stunning and I can't wait to play myself!
Debi K said…
Anything distress and Tim Holtz are one of my favorite things!
Beth said…
Marvelous! Pam, you are so clever and talented how you have used the Dreamweaver Stencils and Tim's Distress EP. Beautiful! TFS
Debby said…
Totally love it! Yours is the first blog I hit and i love the technique and what you did with it. TFS
Rea' said…
Wow ! That box is awesome, love the colors you used, those leaves look real !
toni said…
I love it when somebody discovers a new way of using an already fabulous product, love the muted colours on your examples, great work x
ms.espresso said…
very cool project & techniques! Love the autumn colours & textures!
Cathy Homan said…
Love the box!!!! Now my mind is spinning - what can I make for my son's wedding?????
paleopal said…
Love the box! What a great use for the Dreamweaver Stencils and Distress Powder!
Yogi said…
wonderful. Great techniques. Love the results
Have a great day
Katina said…
Love your little box, especially the little leaf you made! Great use of both products!
Jody said…
That's VERY cool!! Love it!
Patti Winfield said…
THis box looks so cool! I'd love to feel the texture.
bzyPTmom said…
Love your awesome box--love Tim and his products too!
Susan said…
Wow!I still have a ton of Dreamweaver stencils from years back that are definetely coming out of hiding for this technique!!.
LORRAINE p said…
Wow- this beautiful. Hard to believe this started out as a simple box. Really stunning.
LORRAINE p said…
Wow- this beautiful. Hard to believe this started out as a simple box. Really stunning.
Tammy B said…
gorgeous! what a great idea for home dec!
Kristi said…
ok girl..this is FAB! you rather rock
Wow, what a gorgeous project you did.
Wendy said…
Totally stunning!!! This is beautiful Pam!
Terrece said…
AMAZING! It's simply gorgeous!!!
Anita Houston said…
WOW...a 3D piece! So cool...totally fantastic technique! I need some stencils!!! I can't wait to see more!
Jackie said…
I like the round box. The lid is beautiful!
Karen said…
So amazing! WOW!!
WandaH said…
This looks wonderful. It makes me think of moss natural nature distress.
Louise said…
I'm speechless! This is amazing! Love it!
Anonymous said…
I love the distress embossing powders even more now!!
K Andrews said…
Sometimes there are simply not enough words... who knew two greats could marry into such beautiful pieces of art. I'm in awe...
Thanks for sharing!
Deb said…
this box is great! Love the fall colors and you explained doing the technique in such a way it will be easy to do
thansk for sharing
Deb said…
this box is great! Love the fall colors and you explained doing the technique in such a way it will be easy to do
thansk for sharing
Jenni said…
What a gorgeous box, love the way you used the embossing powders. I look forward to the next 4 weeks!
Jenni
Isabelle said…
It look like a potery...beautiful!
Debbie S. said…
WOW. Can I win your box. Jusy beautiful.
mlk said…
Amazing transformation! Love the distress colors!
Anonymous said…
Ingenious, love the look. it is such a creative idea.
Mardi said…
I love this ... it looks so Beautiful!!!
Angela HK said…
Gorgeous work! I love the combination of colors and the techniques - very cool!!!
mamablitger said…
What an impressive result starting with a paper mache box...LOVE what you created here. Thanks for supplying all the inspiration. You are so clever !!!
Debbie said…
Great project, very creative!
Debbie said…
Great project, very creative!
Pamela said…
Great looking box!
JPALM3746@comcast.net
Dana D. said…
Terrific! Really loved the colors you used.
Winnie said…
Wow..That is awesome. Love the crackle too. I bet you will enjoy using this piece! It is lovely.
bethann said…
stunning. and something i might be able to recreate
Marianne H said…
Really lovely, thanks for sharing
Lost Mermaid said…
Just beautiful. Crackle paste and embossing powder? What a great idea!
jaclee said…
very nice! need to give this a try.
teepee said…
Great project...will have to try this (thanks for the step by step instructions).
Wee Von said…
Love your project. TFS
What amazing products - and amazing uses of them too! Thank you so much!
Cath. said…
This is a gorgeous box. I love lot.
cathym said…
This is beautiful - I 'fall' in love with anything autumn themed! Can't wait to try some of the techniques you used!
Flo said…
Your box is amazing. I love this technique.
Valerie said…
Would love to try something new! Thanks for the great idea.
Valerie said…
Would love to try something new! Thanks for the great idea.
HelenM said…
How beautiful!! Thanks
Linda said…
cute little box! looks so soft to touch! thanks for sharing
Lindalee622 said…
Beautiful! Can't wait to try this tech, thanks for sharing
Serene said…
That box is amazing! What a super job you did on it.
Shades of Blue
Oh my goodness, I hope my comment will not get lost here...lol. Your box is amazing, looove the stencil and the beautiful shade or orange peeking through. Amazing!
Marianne in MD said…
I was just saying to a friend recently that I needed to use my Distress Powders more. The box looks great. I love the muted Autumn look it has.
Pamela said…
That technique is so cool, I'm going to have to try it.
Pamela said…
That technique is so cool, I'm going to have to try it.
Penny Walker said…
I just love the patina look you accomplished, and the hanging leaf is cool.
jjindp said…
way cool project
Andrene said…
Gorgeous project with stunning colors!! Cant wait to try the technique. TFS
texasbarb said…
Really clever project!!! I really want to try it. Thanks for sharing!!
Barb said…
wonderful project and technique
Pam said…
Beautiful! Can't wait to try this.
Anonymous said…
Beautiful project! The texture really shows up in the photo. Just want to run my fingers over it.
MLiss3 said…
Such a beautiful box. Love how you did it and the colors are perfect.
bark3344 said…
simply amazing..Pam Larson
bark3344 said…
simply amazing..Pam Larson
Cheryl C said…
No way! Reminds me of how old Italian mosaics look at a distance. Stunning!
jcinokc said…
Those look amazing. I will have to check out those stencils.
Marti_L said…
Really Lovely!
karenelr said…
Fabulous techniques! I can't wait to try them myself! Thanks!
Nan G said…
This is beautiful! You know what I'll be trying this weekend. :)
Melissa said…
Hard to believe its paper. So awesome
Rufus said…
Love all the layers and the finished project is amazing. But the lantern in the project before this one is even more amazing to me!
R/
jasann said…
This box is so beautiful, will have to chek out this technique
Kris in Alaska said…
Wowsers! Super duper!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com
Nadine said…
This box is fabulous! I love the technique and will be giving it a try. TFS
Christine D said…
Wow, that is awesome, still getting my head around how you did the layering, beautiful piece of art
Julie Leake said…
That is absolutely beautiful !
Larissa Heskett said…
HOW AWESOME!! =) THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE my distress powders and am always eager to learn NEW techniques and ideas for using them!! Have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)
Love the texture and finish!
Paper Profusion said…
Stunning piece. Fabulous technique tutorial. Another on the to do list to try! Nicola x
Jeri PZgirl said…
I love your project! very clever use of material and lovely colors.
annc said…
great project! Can not wait to see upcoming projects.
Jayne said…
I just bought some paper mache boxes & I have some Dreamweaver stencils i purchased awhile back=a new project waiting to happen!!!!!
Thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!!!
Joanna McDonald said…
Absolutely stunning!! The tutorial
was great - detailed!!
Sherry said…
Love it!!! Simply beautiful!
Lesa said…
Gorgeous outcome! So glad I stopped by via Tim's blog--my first visit won't be my last!
Julia said…
This is really gorgeous! Love your creativity!
Your box is so festive and you transformed a plain box.
CindyK said…
i LOVE SEEING WHAT OTHERS DO WITH PAPER MACHE BOXES! yOUR'S WAS JUST LOVELY!
Sharon Field said…
LOVE your paper mache box, it's gorgeous! I'm going to have to check out all the other projects too! Happy to have found your site, and will be visiting often!
Hugs,
Sharon
Mary said…
Wow!Love to try it...
MORMOR said…
Mouth dropped open gorgeous. This is truly stunning. I would love to try this technique.
Nancy S said…
What an amazing technique! I can't wait to try it.
Dina said…
I really like your project!!
Darlyne Wagner said…
I think what you have done is so clever and beautiful. I love the results of the layers of paste and powders plus the stencil. Amazing!
Adrienne Crist said…
Wow! That is amazingly beautiful! Such unique results, this is the first I've heard if this, I will be sure to find the tutorial !

Thanks,
Adrienne

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