Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Hop Across the "Pond" and Back with Dreamweaver Stencils!-Day Three

 Can you believe that it's already day THREE of the Dreamweaver Stencils/Woodware UK Hop Across the Pond? Did you see the gorgeous projects that were featured yesterday? If you missed them, you can click HERE for the list of blogs from day TWO, and click HERE for the list of blogs (and my creation) from day ONE. But, before you go here or there, check out my fun lanterns created with Dreamweaver Stencils and the new colored aluminums. They come in a wide variety of colors from Dreamweaver Stencils, and can also be purchased from Woodware UK. I chose the more holiday colors of red, green, and blue. Using the Stampendous pails (small, short, and mini) as the base for my lanterns, I wrapped them in panels of the stencil-embossed and pierced aluminum. Here is the process:
1) Place the desired stencil on top of the colored side of aluminum and tape in a couple places.
2) Use a piercing tool or needle to pierce around various parts of the stencil design.
3) Place stencil and aluminum (still taped) on bottom platten of embossing machine with stencil on bottom and metal on top. Place embossing mat (the rubbery one) on top, and two clear plattens on top of that. (The two plattens will protect your stencil.) Run through the embossing machine, and remove stencil from metal.
4) Sand color from embossed areas of metal. If desired, use one of the Mercart metal tools available through Dreamweaver Stencils to finish the edges in a decorative way before wrapping the pails and adhering in place.
5) For the lids, follow the above process, omitting the piercing, using a die cut circle of the colored aluminum to fit the lid.
When finished, you can insert any of the flameless tea lites or flameless candles inside for a safe holiday glow.
Be sure to check out the rest of the talented ladies blogging today on both sides of the "pond":

WEDNESDAY August 31st
Pam (me!)

 Remember to leave comments as you go to ensure the possibility of winning some fabulous Dreamweaver Stencils!

All products used can be purchase in the US from HERE, and in the UK from HERE.
Dreamweaver Stencils products:
LJ917 Holiday Greetings
LG731 Holly Swirls
LG700 Poinsettia
LL397 Crystal Snowflake
LL398 Southwest Snowflake
LL399 Antler Snowflake
LL459 Village
LG649 Kaleidoscope
AC01 Red, AC05 Christmas Green, AC08 Medium BlueColored Aluminum
ADWD Decorative Wheel Diagonal


Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Oh MY :0 !!! you really got carried away on this one Pammie! Truly amazing creations! Makes me wish I had a couple of those buckets to play with right now...hmmmm I wonder where I could get some???

Daria said...

These are so festive and pretty. I saved a couple of small pails that originally held paper flowers. Now I know what to do with them. Thank you for the detailed instructions.

Siobhan Fyffe said...

It's amazing what you can do with stencils!! This is a great idea Pam. I really love both the blue tins.
This is proving to be an inspiring week.

Francoise said...

Love them! What a fabulous job you have done on decorating those pails.

Diane said...

Oh WOW Pam, Love these !!

hugs Diane xx

Wendy said...

These are beautiful. What a great job you did curving the metal.

SherylH said...

What a great idea for providing accent lights! These stencils look so beautiful when paired with metal.

Laura Drahozal said...

OMG what a fantastic idea! Leave it to Pam to absolutely blow me away with her crazy craftiness! I have made luminaries like this before but never thought of how much easier it would be with the stencils! Thank you.

Deborah March said...

HOLY SMOKES Pam...WOW...just so very GORGEOUS Christmas ideas!!

Kim x said...

Hi Pam, these are just stunning.
Love and hugs Kimx

Dorrie said...

I am glad I check I am sure I left a comment this morning! IO am so glad that Woodware are getting the metal you have all created such wonderful things with it. I love the pales and it is so nice to see something different with them too. Sorry if I am repeating myself.

Liz Martin said...

Pam, you are amazing. What a great idea for Christmas decorations - and safe, too, using flameless candles. I definitely have to make these! Thanks for the inspiration.

Louise said...

These are so cute Pam! You did a wonderful job putting them on the pails with no creases, did you just cut a slit by the handles?

Kristi said...

OMG...you almost have me speachless, which as you know, is not an easy task. Just breath taking! Amazing work girl!

Billie Dee said...

Oh my word! Those are exquisite!

sommrstamping said...

Pam what a fabulous idea they are so fun and festive. YOu know i think I have some of these pails somewhere in my garage. You did a great job.