Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Christmas in August with Woodware: Hop Day Three


Yes! It's that time of year again! The time when we inspire crafters on both sides of the "pond" with a mix of both Dreamweaver and Woodware UK* products for the holidays! Six days, SIX, of beautiful, elegant, merry, cute, artsy, and craftsy projects to have you heading out to your local stores or internet sites to buy these goodies immediately!

LJ923 Mittens Stencil/Glossy White Embossing Paste-Stentangled
Well there has been a lot in the crafting news of late about new paste mediums on the market. But I just want to tell you a bit of history about the Dreamweaver Embossing Pastes. We first came out with our regular embossing paste in 1999/2000. Our original/regular embossing paste (DEP) is a great medium that is porous and can be stenciled with paints and inks beautifully because of this porosity. But we do have other wonderful embossing pastes and today the one I am featuring on the mittens stencil (LJ923) is the Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP). What advantage does this have over the regular embossing paste you ask??? Well, in today's new world of Zentangle Art it gives a wonderful smooth surface to tangle on. Yes, it is a bit more of a challenge than tangling on paper, but the raised or embossed surface creates a whole new look for your "STEN-tangle" creations. I was even able to sculpt the cuffs of the mittens for a fluffy look. Once I let it dry I handed it over to the family Zentangle guru...the "Wayne-meister" for his unique touch. He does most of his work with an 01 Micron pen (30181) and used a variation of a tangle called "Veezley"for the one on the right (don't you love it?) and the other one on the left is called "Fungees" which is one of my all time favorite tangles. 

What else can you do with the glossy white embossing paste? Well, one of the properties of this particular paste is that it actually has white pigment in it. The regular/original Embossing Paste (DEP) does NOT have pigment in it. So how does that impact the use of the Glossy White Paste, you ask? If you were to mix tube acrylic paint into this white acrylic embossing paste the titanium white pigment in the paste would tint the color. So if you were to put a small amount of red paint into the glossy white paste you would get a glossy pink paste...NOT a red paste as you would get with the regular/original Embossing Paste (DEP). So the glossy white paste ( DGWP) IS really pigmented with titanium white and as such is actually a form of thick white paint. Another feature of our pastes is they are user friendly, by this I mean they don't have a lot of smell to them. I won't say that I have never used or sold smelly products, but I prefer being careful with paints and acrylics and want my customers to take precautions too. If you need any other information about embossing pastes...please continue to watch our blog this week. Tomorrow I will be stenciling on the regular embossing paste...

Of course, there will be prizes as well. Three prize packages will be given to three commenters during this week's posts on the team's blogs, including five stencils and one nested die set. You can have an opportunity to win these goodies by leaving some holiday sweetness for each team member posting each day, to be one of the three winners for the week. Here are the team members that are inspiring you today:


Gill Wilson 
Deb Frost

*For a stockist near you contact Woodware Craft Collection in the UK and Notions Marketing in the USA.


23 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

Great tips about your awesome pastes, Lynell! Love the tangles, Wayne-meister!

Sandy Berl said...

I have never tried embossing paste, but now I think I will have to give it a try!

Robyn said...

Thanks for the info on the pastes- so many wonderful Dreamweaver products- so little time!

Denise Bryant said...

Great info on the different pastes you offer!

craftymom205 said...

May have to try embossing paste. Thanks for sharing,

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Heather Thompson said...

Another Great Day, just amazing Christmas inspiration.

Julie Staves said...

Very special card. Love the tangling and the texture on the mittens

Karen Ballantine said...

Love your card Wayne! The doodling must have taken hours, it looks so precise.

scrappyjen said...

Stentangle! Love that. I like the paste tips, jx

Elena C said...

Thank you so much for the explanation on pastes. Yes, it is rather confusing with everyone having different pastes and knowing which ones are best for my projects.
I agree, your zentangle guru is awesome!!!

CraftyJo said...

Great to hear about the differences, you've explained it really well. I love the mittens too :)

BurningRubber said...

I just love the way you have done these mittens. The tangled designs are so perfect and the fluffy cuffs add a great touch.

Janice K said...

Great design, I would never have thought to tangle over the top of embossing paste! Love the effect you've created here.x

Susanne said...

Love the stencil and how you have used embossing paste and then tangled over it.

Christina Doré said...

Thanks for the clear explanation about the Dreamweaver pastes. very helpful. I LOVE your mat paste as it takes colour so beautifully. Great mittens!!

Diane said...

Love the idea of zentangling on paste, never tried it so much give it a go !! Fab mittens !!

hugs Diane xx

ionabunny said...

Love the fluffy cuffs. Thanks for the info on the pastes. Trying to decide which one to try next

Alison said...

Fantastic card! But I really love the info you gave about the embossing pastes. This is so helpful!

T said...

I haven't tried the pastes in a few years. They do seem to be all the rage just now. Perhaps I should give it another go. Thanks for the inspiration.

Heidi Schleimer said...

Love the stencil and the zentangling.. Great idea.

Cazzy said...

I have jars of coloured pastes but not the new white glossy - yet. Love the 3d effect and the tangling!

Daria said...

I always love your husband's Zentangles. Wonderful card!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

love those mittens!

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