Monday, July 27, 2015

Pretty in Paste: Day One

Welcome to a week of playing with paste! Embossing Paste to be exact. Since Stampendous purchased Dreamweaver Stencils at the beginning of the year, we've been trying our best to educate crafters and artists regarding one of the best products on the market.
Supplies: Dreamweaver Pearlescent Paste, Shell Wreath, Stampendous Frantagé Ice Blue and Rose Gold Embossing Enamels, palette knife, Paste Spreader, removable tape, cardstock

My post today features one of the most fun ways to use embossing paste, and avoid the old "waiting for paint (paste, in this case) to dry" conundrum. The gorgeous Dreamweaver Shell Wreath lends itself quite well to this technique, and is a perfect design for a beachy Christmas theme, and for a wonderfully elegant beach-themed wedding as well. Here are the steps:

1. Tape stencil around all four sides to square panel of cardstock using removable tape.
2. Place large dab of embossing paste on edge of Paste Spreader. Lay edge of spreader at 90 angle at top of design, with your fingers spread over the curved middle, or handle.
3. Angle slightly, and spread across design with light pressure.

4. If there are any gaps that are missing paste, use the tip of your palette knife to add a small amount of paste in those areas before passing the spreader over the stencil one more time, lifting up and out at the end with all excess paste on spreader.
5. Replace paste into jar, wipe lip of jar, and seal.
6. Carefully remove tape from three sides, leaving one as a "hinge". Now you can lift the stencil up and off in one motion, and place in water to soak until time to clean.
7. Sprinkle embossing enamels over wet paste surface, and pour off excess.
8. Apply heat tool 3-4 inches from surface, heating until bubbly, textured, and shimmer. Set aside for just a few minutes to cool and completely harden.

This is a wonderful technique to use with so many of our Dreamweaver stencil designs. Play with it a bit, and let me know your thoughts on this fun use of embossing paste and embossing enamels. Then head over to the team's posts for more cool ideas!


TracyM #6773 said...

LOVE the colours and the texture of the enamel with the paste!!!

P Beatty said...

Really pretty seaside card!

D.Ann C said...

Love how this turned out! Wouldn't've thought to use embossing powder on wet paste... thx for the tip!

Viki Banaszak said...

Your card is so pretty! I think I might just be able to use up some of my embossing powders on something this pretty.

Stampendous said...

Beautiful combination of embossing paste and powder, it is a gorgeous technique! Thank you for sharing your Shell Wreath with us today!

Kristine Reynolds said...

Love your molten magic card!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE these beautiful shells!! Awesome colors that are perfect for this card!!! LOVE the embossing powder on wet paste technique and do it often!!! TFS!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Perfect time of year for this stencil Pam. Lovely card design.