Thursday, January 28, 2016

Dreamweaver Thursday: A May Arts Play Date with Ric Rac and Ribbons


It's always fun when we can mix Dreamweaver Thursday with a hop, and today we're hopping with May Arts...the most awesome Ribbon Resource ever! Actually, we've been hopping all of this week, so if you've missed any of the days, head back to the Stampendous Impressions blog and start at the beginning! Just by leaving comments on all of the posts, you have the chance to win one of THREE prize packages of awesomeness! Check it out...


Of course, there are rules and blah, blah, blah, which can be found HERE.

This card is super simple to create, and the technique is sure to win you plenty of "oohs" and "aaaahs". We call it Molten Magic, and here are the steps:

1. Using removable tape, tape Floral and Dots stencil over cardstock panel on all four sides.
2. Place Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste along edge of Paste Spreader, using Palette Knife.
3. Place Spreader at edge of stencil, at 45 degree angle, and with both hands across the semi-circular handle, spread the paste over the stencil in one smooth motion. Use the palette knife to dab paste in any "holes". Pull spreader across surface again if necessary to remove excess paste. Scoop it back into the jar, clean the edge, and reseal.
4. Carefully remove the tape from three sides, leaving that first piece as a hinge to lift the stencil away from the pasted design. Place stencil in water to be cleaned immediately.
5. While paste is wet, sprinkle with various colors of Dreamweaver Metallic F/X Mica powders (I used Cottage Ivy, Kimono Red, Sapphire, and Purple Satin), leaving plenty of the gold paste showing. Note: Use a small brush to pick up a tiny amount of the powders, and tap the handle to release the colors over the wet paste. The closer you are the more concentrated the color, and the further you are, the more fine and even.
6. Apply a heat tool over the surface until bubbling (hence the term, Molten). Continue over surface until the entire design is bubbled and textured and mostly dry when cool.

To finish my card, I angled the panel and adhered it over a green card. A band of green May Arts Ric Rac was adhered at a diagonal, with a lavender silk ribbon bow tied over it.

How about some more Dreamweaver Thursday inspiration, tied up in ribbon?

Laura Drahozal (DW and May Arts)

Pam Bray (DW and May Arts)

Louise Healy (DW and May Arts)

Lea Fritts (DW and May Arts)

Alison Heikkila (DW and May Arts)

Tenia Nelson (May Arts)
Kristine Reynolds (DW and May Arts)


Mary Holshouser said...

Learned a new technique and found out about a new product.
The swirl is beautiful.
I'll have to put that powder on my shopping list.
thanks for sharing an amazing card.

McStamper said...

What a wonderful card. Thanks for great inspiration.

D.Ann C said...

WoW! Those mica powders on the gold are fabulous! I must try this!!

Late Blooming said...

Something new to me. Beautiful results. Thank you for sharing.

Jean said...

So very pretty! The ribbon adds the perfect touch!

Sandy Small said...

What a gorgeous technique! The gold really shows off the mica colors!

Linsey R said...

Now that is just gorgeous! I'm betting that iridescent yumminess is even more amazing in person! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card and inspiration for the hop today! :)