Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday's Dream Schemes/Faux Cross-Stitch

This Thursday's Dream Scheme is what we call a free challenge. You too, can do your favorite technique and share it with us. I used to do lots of needlework, so the faux cross-stitch is a technique I really love. I have discovered that cross-stitch with stencils is a lot faster.

This time I have done it with a bit of a twist. Instead of stenciling directly onto the paper or onto white embossing paste I decided to go for a strong contrast and use black embossing paste. I paste-embossed the thank you (LM222) and the thistle (LL3001) with the Matte Black Embossing Paste, let them dry, and after repositioning the clean stencil onto the pasted image, I then positioned the screen (Dreamweaver's SC) on top of the stencil with a long piece of tape on one side. This hinged piece of tape allows me to flip the screen open like a hinged door to look at what I have stenciled. Next I stenciled the leaves of the thistle with Brilliance metallic gold ink by Tsukineko through this screen. Then I stenciled the upper portion with metallic silver Brilliance ink and the crown of the thistle was stenciled with a lavender Brilliance ink. I left the thank you just matte black for a strong contrast. The lavender cardstock (this is a beautiful paper from Hanko Designs called Tsumugi Purple and comes from Japan-it really pastes beautifully) was mounted onto a metallic gold paper and then this was mounted with several pieces of foam tape onto the darker purple cardstock. The final embellishment was one of the three inch gold pins stuck through three pieces of ribbon (the beautiful gold ribbon was from Creative Impressions) and gold cord. It was pushed all the way into a piece of the foam mounting tape under the lavender cardstock to keep it from poking through the cardstock. If you would like a flyer with the faux cross-stitch instructions just email me at lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com

Take time and navigate to the other Dream Team's blogs. Their names are listed in the sidebar at the right. Enjoy your Thursday!

9 comments:

Louise said...

Beautiful as always Lynell! I really like the contrast of the black "stitches".

Liz Martin said...

It's lovely, Lynell. Thank you, thank you, thank you for such great inspiration.

Wendy said...

This is marvelous Lynell. I have never done this technique before and would love a written tutorial. I can take it on the road with me. I am off to buy screen and Brilliance ink today!!

Kristi said...

wow...very stunning! Love the contrast! You rock!

Cherylynn (Second Childhood) said...

Lynell, absolutely stunning (as always!)

Here's one I did using the new Heart Toille stencil, red paste and red flocking.

http://2ndchildhood.typepad.com/.a/6a00e55293b4aa88330147e14f6155970b-pi

Cherylyn

sommrstamping said...

Lynell...this is the reason you are the queen of stenciling. I love the cross stitch on the black paste, it is really striking. I really have to try this technique among others.

Deborah March said...

WOW!!! It really LOOKS like cross stitch too! LOVE it Lynell!

Marijane said...

Really pretty, Lynell! The purple colors pop and the metallic inked accents and ribbon are perfect. I will definitely have to get a copy of this technique as it is one I've never tried.

Barbara said...

This is really beautiful - I will definitely try this technique.

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