Dreamweaver Stencils and Imagine Crafts: Endless Possibilities - Day Five HOP Day!
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I pulled out all the stops for this post, and decided to add to my canvas collection. This one is an 8 X 8 inch square, a very simple size to work with, and not intimidating like the large ones can be.
My first step was to create the background. I did this by swiping all of the Radiant Neon inks across the background, and layering the blue and green at the bottom. I spritzed this with Imagine Crafts Ink Potion No. 9 to add more depth to the color, and sprinkled this with kosher salt (large granular flaked salt), and then let this sit for awhile. When dry, I brushed away any remaining salt, leaving an interesting mottled surface.
Next, I paste-embossed the new Dreamweaver Sailboat in Glossy White Paste. Now, remember, the outside of the canvas is firm wood framework, but the back is mostly open, and too flexible. I used an acrylic block behind as a brace against the canvas fabric to paste upon. Once I removed the stencil (to clean immediately of course!), I used a bit more paste and the edge of my palette knife to texturize the waves, and spread them out a bit. This was now set aside to dry.
My third main step was using thinned down white paste with an Imagine Crafts sponge to apply paint through the Dreamweaver Large Scales stencil on the left side of my canvas. This dried quickly, and I was then able to ink-stencil the Tall Palm Trees design over this using my DW stencil brushes and Tsukineko Splendor Ink pad as my palette of colors. Over this, I ink-stenciled the Summer word design, and added the Border Flourish design in the right corner. I used my heat tool to set the ink.
My final step was to use a nice art brush to apply Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste over the entire canvas, adding a bit of texture and sheen. While wet, I sprinkled a bit of Stampendous Color Fragments for more texture.
I am thinking now that I need to create three more of these to represent the other three seasons. Any suggestions on what Dreamweaver stencil designs and Tsukineko inks I should use for these? Let me know in your comments below!
Just Imagine the possibilities of what everyone else has created!
Dream It Up!