Sunday, September 5, 2010
These two scrapbook pages by designer Laura Drahozal are a Dreamweaver Stencils extravaganza. First she stenciled the waterlily background stencil (LJ861) onto blue cardstock using green and pink inks. Then she used translucent embossing paste over the entire stencil. Once it was dry she die cut the Balboa Park title with an alphabet die on her die cutting machine. The thing that makes this so amazing is that she must have repeated the stenciling and translucent embossing paste process two or three times to get that many letters die cut. (A work of love for her scrapbook.) She also paste embossed and stenciled the dragonflies and lily pad stencil (LM136) a couple of times and cut those out by hand once they were dry. The koi fish (LG701) were dry embossed on metal through one of the embossing/die cutting machines, and colored with alcohol inks. Then she cut those out by hand as well. They are beautiful and this process sort of reminds me of the red metallic leafing used on copper paste. I know I have said this before but, "the pictures don't do it justice". I am sure she must love to have these pages in her scrapbook to remember those lily pads and koi fish that are shown in her pictures of beautiful Balboa Park. If it wasn't for the horrendous Labor Day weekend traffic I would head down there this weekend to experience them myself. Laura, if you are reading this, feel free to make comments on the process. Also remind me how you did the stitching to connect the fish. Was that done by hand or a machine?
Posted by Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils at 2:48 PM
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