Hi and welcome to another Dreamweaver challenge! I fell in love with this stencil (LJ921) because of its holiday theme and, especially, the heart ornaments.
The interesting element of this card is that I used gesso for the paste! Gesso dries quickly and leaves a lovely dimension. Gesso is available in any craft store. If you aren’t familiar with gesso, it is an acrylic primer and is used as a base for paint and other materials that are applied over it.
Once the gesso was dry, I applied Zig 2 Way Glue over the hearts and then sprinkled on an ultra fine glitter. I used an Amuse Studio sentiment and Hero Arts Wet Cement ink. Tiny bows were created with silver ‘string’ and affixed. I cut the panel down to 4″x5-1/4″ and mounted it onto another 4-1/4″x5-1/2″ card with a top fold.
Okay, so I couldn’t stop creating with this lovely stencil and purchased a craft store plain wood frame with a glass insert and painted it white. I had some Amuse Studio silver washi tape and laid it in three rows at the top right and bottom left corners.
I stenciled the image with Gesso exactly as I did in the card. It took a bit longer to dry but I loved the result! Glitter was added to the hearts the same way as for the card. Miscellaneous holiday trims were hot glued to the bottom corner.
The frame can rest on a shelf with other holiday decorations or by adding hardware can hang on a wall. Ribbon could be added as another way to hang it as well. How about a mirror behind the glass, huh?
If you’re looking for more information and tutorials on working with Dreamweavers Stencils, be sure to visit the Dreamweavers Blog and the Dreamweavers Facebook page. Their Design Team creates some amazing work!
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Happy paper crafting!