Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dreamweaver is Pinteresting, and Pinterest is for Dreamweaving

This week I was Dreamweaving a way to create the look of this gorgeous pottery pitcher created by Julia Galloway, that I spotted on Pinterest. Her website is full of amazing and inspiring pieces, but this one is my fave. Love the aqua/teal, the shimmery iridescence, the wonderful shape. Here is how it inspired me to CASE (copy and say everything) it:

Using the Dreamweaver Pitcher stencil, I paste embossed in Matte Black on a teal cardstock panel. Once it was dry, I replaced the stencil over the top and pasted once again, only this time with Crackle paste. As Lynell words it, "This paste is designed to fail", which creates all the lovely crackling...but white, and blah. Yes, I know that my inspiration piece is not crackled, but I was dying to use a new technique that I learned in the Dreamweaver Certification* class in May...Crackle Paste with Leafing:

1. With the stencil in place, apply Palette Glue ink with a sponge dauber over the pasted surface.
2. Use a heat tool for about 10-15 seconds over the surface to make it tacky.
3. Apply Metallic Leafing (I used Variegated Blue) over the tacky surface. Use a soft stencil brush to "rouge" the leafing into the surface, covering all of the area. (Don't forget to save all the bits and pieces of leafing for another project...and whatever you do, don't sneeze!)

What is awesome is how the leafing only attaches to the Crackle-pasted top, so all of the black pasted lines show through. Love that! To complete the card and the look of the inspiration piece, I pasted portions of the Flourishes stencil with Matte Black, and when dry, I brushed Navajo Sky and Forestry Green Metallic F/X over surface. I used this same technique on the sentiment of the card. Oh, and that background design? That was the Small Cathedral Window design ink-stenciled with Copper Brilliance ink. Highlighting the beautiful teal swirls, I added a ruffled ribbon from May Arts.

Everyone knows that I am addicted to Pinterest**, so I can hardly wait to see how all of my teammates are Pinspired this week. You can check them out here:

 *If you are interested in becoming Dreamweaver Certified for teaching in your area, please contact Lynell at, or Louise Healy at, for a copy of the application, and for upcoming certifications. We still have a few openings in our Las Vegas Certification class in July, right before the CHA Create and Connect Convention.

**By the way, if you are interested in following the Dreamweaver Stencils Pinterest board, click HERE. If you are interested in following My Creations on Pinterest, click HERE!


Louise said...

Oh Pammie! That pitcher that inspired you is gorgeous! Your crackle and leafed pitcher turned out wonderful too! I really like the addition of the stenciled background, it adds a lot. Have a wonderful weekend!

Cherylynn said...

Truly stunning Pam.

~Heidi~ said...

Love the cracked pitcher with the swirls in it. Lovely take on the inspiration piece!!

Lyn B said...

Pam - Love the pitcher stencil and how you interpreted the Pinterest photo! Taking the crackle to another level with the gold leafing is gorgeous. I like the added stencil panels behind the pitcher too.

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful the 3-D and crackle look you gave to yours!

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

This is a stunner Pam! Love how it looks like copper verde gris as well. Would love to watch it come together.

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous project! The leafing on the crackle is absolutely amazing looking and I *must* try it immediately!! :)

Stamp Muse said...

Thanks for sharing your technique for this stunning creation. So shimmery and beautiful.

Terrece said...

You do the most incredible work. Would love to sit and absorb some of your creativness sometime!! This piece is incredible.