Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dreamweaver, Beacon Adhesives, and the Case of the Sticky Fingers!

Yes, it's Pam again! Lynell is still quite busy in preparations for her daughter's wedding, so I'm taking over the blog once again.

First of all, let's take care of announcing the winner of our hop featuring Ranger Distress Paints last week. If any of you missed it, you can go back in time and review it by clicking HERE. Our big winner is SANDI LOU! Congratulations! Please send an email to with your address, and your package of five Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Paints and five Dreamweaver Stencils will be on their way to you!

For the month of November we have two exciting events going on. First, our fabulous Guest Designer for this month is Linda Neff. Secondly, we're featuring Beacon Adhesives all of this month. They've always been so generous in providing product for our team, classes, etc., so we want to give them a huge thanks! They have an amazing line of products which you can find HERE.

Both of these events are perfect considering our challenge this month is Holiday Celebrations...with an emphasis on home decor and gift projects. Here's what I've come up with:

So, you're probably thinking, "Why did Pam create this as a holiday project? It looks Hawaiian!". Well, this is the perfect gift or home decor item to wish anyone a Mele Kalikimaka!

I had purchased this shadow box with the shell inside on clearance at Target. I carefully removed the shell and stenciled the background with the Dreamweaver Hawaiian Islands and Dogwood Pattern using Vintage and Leather Mixed Media inks from Clearsnap and a large stencil brush. I also applied the Dogwood design around the outside of the frame with Rich Cocoa Memento ink from Tsukineko. As for the lei, I stenciled the design from the Season's Aloha Wreath on white tissue paper, adding color with various Memento inks, and outlining with an extra fine brown liner pen. I stenciled the Aloha portion on tissue as well, but left off the "season's" as I wanted this to be an every day decor item. I tore the pieces around the edges, and applied them over the shell using Beacon Fast Finish underneath and over the top. The tissue pretty much disappears, leaving just the colorful design. When all was dry, I attached the shell to the inside with a thick piece of foam and some Beacon FabriTac.

Remember, we really want you to play along with us each month! So link your creations this month using the linkytool at the bottom of this post, following these directions. You could be the randomly selected winner at the end of the month receiving the stencil of your choice!

Meanwhile, for more inspiration, check out the creative genius of our Dream Team and our wonderful Guest Designer:


Louise said...

So beautiful Pam! Very creative too! I always forget about stenciling on tissue then using the Fast Finish, I'll have to Pin this to help me remember!

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful shadow box....makes you think balmy breezes and fragment flowers!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

wonderful project!

Lyn Bernatovich said...

Cool project Pam and I LOVE the tissue paper technique!

CraftyJo said...

Love it!

Katia said...

is so beautiful!

KT Fit Kitty said...

What a beautiful project! Thank you for another challenge. I am glad you mentioned that Lynell is busy with her daughter's wedding as I emailed her about my win last month but haven't heard back and that would explain it. I'll be patient - thank you! Wishing you a joyful day!

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