Dreamweaver Stencils: Memories Mists for Mixed Media

If you remember, the Dream Team challenge for the month of April is "Mists, Puddles, and Showers", and any possible spin you can put on that theme. Last week I went quite literal in using the Dreamweaver Umbrella, Rain, and Rain Words stencil designs. This week, I'm thinking misty...as in Memories Mists. Yes, I know, every crafting company out there has a mist, so what makes these special? A huge selection of colors available, including some iridescent and metallic, a choice of extremely saturated color, or less vibrant in hue. They don't get sopping wet. They dry fairly quickly, but not so much that you can't work with them first. I've tried several companies' mists, and I still come back to the Memories Mists. I'm done with the sales pitch, now, lol...so onto the main info...

I've had the jumbo butterfly stencil out for other projects this week, so I thought that I'd incorporate it into this mixed media card. I layered a few papers from the Cosmo Cricket Pixie-licious pad, die cut a couple of them to add on, and then started to play. I misted the butterfly on the right, using Lavender Tea Memories Mists. I mixed up a couple of paste concoctions. Did you know that you can mix various color mediums into the Dreamweaver embossing pastes? Yep. In this case, I used the MMs again. I used a bit of the Pink Lemonade and the Strawberry Daiquiri mixed into the Glossy White Paste to create the coral color that I used to paste the tiny butterflies and the "Hope" sentiment, but the real fun had come when I created the paste mix for the Kimono. I mixed a few drops of the Lavender Tea MM in with some Glossy White paste, just barely swirling the color into the white. I used my palette knife to apply a generous pile of the paste along my Paste Spreader. Of course, I had taped my stencil onto a cardstock panel with removable tape, as usual. Now for the pasting...as I spread the paste (working down the bridge lines, instead of against them), I sort of "serpentined" the motion to get the fabulous swirls of color in the design. I did this once again as I went back over it to remove the excess paste (save this in a covered container or bag for using another time!), carefully removed the tape and stencil (to clean immediately!), and set the kimono aside to dry. When dry I added the butterflies on top. When completely dry, I cut out the kimono and adhered it to the contrasting coral panel which I had machine embossed with the design. I was really pleased with the way the swirled paste had turned out...very marbled in appearance, and easy to do! Boy, do I love these mists! You will, too!

Don't forget to visit the rest of the team's blogs this week. Our "B" group is posting today, so you'll see a whole new spin on the challenge from last week. Once again, our guest designer, Alison Heikkila, is posting along with us as well:


Be sure to play along with this month's challenge and link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics of your projects to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com. Oh, and by the way, did you know that you can find Dreamweaver Stencils' on Facebook and Pinterest, and our tutorials on Paper Craft Planet? Take advantage of the many social media ways to be creative with Dreamweaver!



Comments

Caroline D. said…
Wow! Love the swirl effect you got in the kimono! I'll definitely try some MM in the pastes now! Thanks for sharing the idea! Gorgeous card!
Louise said…
OH MY GOSH! That swirl is awesome! Love all of this! I have never put something liquid in the pastes, but I'm going to have to do now that two of you have done it today. Beautiful!
Lea said…
O-M_G! This is drop-dead, amazingly gorgeous! Wowzers! Love all the elements and that swirled kimono is so pretty! Love, love, love!
Cherylynn said…
Love, love, love this card Pam! Very mystical.
Heidi Erickson said…
I love the effect of the swirled paste. Beautiful...I'm going to have to give that a try!!
Heidi Erickson said…
I the the swirl effect! This is beautiful...I will have to give this technique a try!
JD said…
This is an awesome card! And thank you for the hint about putting color in the white paste (It's the only color I have...smile)

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