Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday's Dream Schemes/Free Challenge this Week!

Here on the Dreamweaver Blog we do a free challenge every other week for Thursday's Dream Schemes. And it is one of those opportunities to again design something without guldelines. So this week I am doing a technique that was shown in my first DVD a few years ago and has remained one of my favorites through the years. We just received our new DVDs in today, but the older DVD is still available if you want to see the Faux Ceramic Tile technique done step-by-step. Here is a written description on how to do it:


Clear ink Stamp Pad
Heat gun
Dye Inks
Clean t-shirt rag to wipe stencils clean
Stylus or Embossing Machine
White 65# cardstock
Removable Tape

1. Position the LJ883 tile stencil onto a piece of 4 1/14" x 5 1/2" card stock using removable tape and then dry emboss it using a stylus and light table or run it through your embossing machine to emboss the tile.

2. Next use a large stencil brush and stencil a rosy dye ink all over the dry embossed cardstock.

3. Leave the tile stencil in place on the cardstock, and next position the floral stencil LG709 on top of this embossed tile using small pieces of removable tape. Now stencil color onto the Serendipity flower with a variety of the dye inks (I choose these so they will dry well before the next step). Now remove both stencils and wipe them clean with a soft t-shirt rag.

4. Reposition the LJ883 tile stencil onto the embossed tile design and using the jumbo dauber you will load it with the clear ink and then daub this all over the dry embossed and stenciled design. I like to systematically begin at the top and move to the bottom over each row of tile at a time. (This way I know I have covered the whole embossed area completely.) Don't press too hard or the clear ink will squish under the tile stencil and make your tile lines wet, this could cause problems in the next step.

5. Now you can remove the tile stencil and sprinkle the UTEE embossing powder all over the wet clear inked design. Heat this thick embossing powder with a heat gun. Now you have a double embossed design for a wonderful tile look.

If you get a chance play along with us this week!


Wendy said...

After watching DVD #1, I am sooo excited to try this technique and if I can only find the time!!!! I love the stencil that you used in the background. It is sooo different, not your typical flower design!! Another fabulous creation by the best!! Thanks Lynell!!!

Louise said...

I have always loved this technique too, so pretty! Can hardly wait to see the new DVDs.

Pam Hornschu said...

Here, once again, is another technique that I've wanted to try. I have the stencil. Thanks for the inspiration, Lynell. that Serendipity Floral Design! The pink tile background reminds me of my grandmother's bathroom!

sommrstamping said...

Lynell, I love this technique and I am going to try it, I just need more time or hours in my day. Thanks for all your great inspiration.

Victoria said...

I haven't done this technique in a few years. Thanks for the reminder. I hope to get an updated card done sometime this week.

Laura Drahozal said...

Beautiful! I am very interested in trying this!

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