Dreamweaver Stencils and Imagine Crafts: Endless Possibilities - Day Five HOP Day!

Welcome to the final day of our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so we've presented Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko
Stencils and Dies Prize Package
Here's my creation for today:

What an incredible week it has been! Both teams have been wowing with their amazing creations, and it has been so much fun! Today's the final day, so if you've missed any of the previous days, be sure to start back through the beginning lists on Monday, the 9th.

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!


Comments

Lynn Mercurio said…
Fantastic piece of wall art, Pam. Love the fun neon colors which are synonymous with summer (for me at least.)So many wonderful images that take me to a place I've love to be right about now. Thanks for all of your ideas and inspiration!
WOW, that is just amazing!!! beautiful!!
Kaypeanut said…
I love the idea of pasting on canvas. Lovely wall art.
marylouh said…
Beautiful summer day - sailing along, peacefully enjoying the sun and air. Love this card.
Warm and cool at the same time...for a great summer getaway! I always love your work...so creative, girl! Thank you for all your hard work this week on the blog hop...hard to keep those links going I know, but you are adept! Blessings for a relaxing weekend!
CraftyJo said…
Gorgeous colouring
This is fab Pam! It will look great in your craft room!
BurningRubber said…
That is wonderful. a great idea to make one for each season. Maybe the bare trees for fall, snow flakes for winter and of course flowers or rain or both for spring.
Louise said…
Such a beautiful canvas! You should definitely make the other three. Start with Autumn, there are so many beautiful choices and besides, that's my favorite season!
Sue D said…
Perfect scene and colors for summer.
Denise Bryant said…
Awesome canvas! Love the textures and colors! Perfect for a summery scene!
Barbara Nies said…
You had me at the sail boat. Take me away. Love it.
snazzyjj said…
Love the colors and the movement.
Jo4Him said…
Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing
Lea said…
I really, really like this canvas!! As you know, I'm a canvas kinda gal!! Love all the different visual layers you've managed to create. Might have to make one of those for myself! It really makes me wish I was at the beach enjoying a frink!!
Janice K said…
Love the colours and textures that you've created in this design.x
craftymom205 said…
Great project.

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Celeste Goff said…
What a great project!
Golda said…
So much work, but so very beautiful!
Katie said…
Beautiful canvas!! Love how you combined these stencils, wow! Great work. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.
Robin B. said…
Wow, gorgeous canvas! I love the vibrant colors and the sailboat. Thanks for sharing.
Linsey said…
Wow, this canvas is very cool! I love the rainbow bg and the fun fresh, fun surfing feel this piece evokes. Superb!
Jan Castle said…
Ohhhhhhh, what a lovely card! Love what you did with the neon colors!!! TFS
Jan

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