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: