Sunday, September 1, 2013

Garden Birdbath Embossing Paste Design

Don't you just love it when an idea that's been in your head for awhile comes together in a flash of greatness??

Well, I have been playing with this wonderful Dreamweaver stencil for awhile, but I wanted to combine it with other stamped images. I finally figure out what to do and in what order to do it in!
First you need to trace the outside edges of the stencil onto a scrap of paper and cut it out.
Then loosely attach the cut image on the watercolor paper (140lb) and color the image on the stamp ((Hero Arts CG171) with Marvy Watercolor Markers. Place the watercolor paper face down on the stamp...being sure of the place of the cut image in the right place. Use your hands to rub the paper down to pick up the colored design.
Tape stencil in place again the table and watercolor paper.

Cover parts of stencil not wanted for the composition and secure to surface.
Smear embossing paste on sure not to get it on the stamped design.

Use a palette knife to get the excess paste off the stencil.
The first piece of tape is the last to come is used to lift the stencil straight off the embossed design, sort of like a hinge. Be sure to wash the stencil and knife off in cool water right away.
After letting the embossing paste dry, I followed up with the details I wanted to this case the grass (Art Impressions tiny grass from UM 3521) at the bottom of the garden and I painted some gray shadowing on the birdbath with marker  from the palette and waterbrush.

I can't wait to try this on another card, it was so fun!


Unknown said...

So fun, love it when a plan comes together! Thanks for sharing at Show Stopper Saturdays!

Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

Ana Love Craft said...

Super cute project!Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit my blog sometime.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft

r howard said...

SUper and awesome...U keep out doing yourself!!!

Highland Monkey's said...

What a great card you have made. The images all complement each other so well. Have a great crafty week.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Carla such a cool technique
Dr Sonia
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