I have a Dreamweaver Tutorial to share today – using embossing paste and using a stencil as a template for a scrapbook layout background. This post is also on Paper Craft Planet blog … so leave me a comment there as well for an opportunity to win a brass stencil of your choice!! The quality of Dreamweaver brass stencils are the best I have used.
Before I get to my project, I should say if you have never used embossing paste before, you should definately try it. The raised effect after the paste has dried is reall something now and you can add all kinds of glitter, pigment powders to get this awesome 3D/textured/glittery look to your image. Here is my project.
I am so happy I can use these stencils on my layouts too – not just for the background but also to make my custom embellishments. This is a layout of our very hot summer vacation to Hong Kong this year – it’s really hard for me to find Asian inspired embellishments and Dreamweaver has just the stencils for the job.
Here are the basic Dreamweaver materials I used to create the lantern banner as well as the background of my layout:
- Stencils – LX 7011 – Big Dots
- Stencils – LL 550 – Party Lanterns
- Regular embossing paste
- Metallic F/X (This is a little pot of pure pigment powder – I used Pink Poppy, Pink Blaze, Gold Finch, Navajo Sky & Kiwi)
- Palette knife & a paste spreader (you can also get this at any big box craft store)
I created the background of my layout first so there was time to dry before I added my photos and papers. Also gave me some time to muster up the courage to use the embossing paste.
Let the background dry as I work on the lanterns.
I fussy cut my lanterns out and by this time, your background would have been dried and I just assembled my papers and photos as you see on my finished project.
What a fun and easy way to create a layout with embellishments that are just totally customized and unique to my photos.
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