Thursday, 8 May 2014

Dreamweaver Stencils: Fun with Flora and Fuana

Welcome to the merry month of May! The Dream Team are challenging you this month to a "Flora and Fauna" theme! Considering most of the Dreamweaver designs incorporate both of these in the huge variety of stencils, you should have no problem playing along with our challenge this month! As usual, link your creations at the end of the Dream It Up! blog post, or at the end of our posts where it says, "Add Your Link". As the challenge gets underway, you'll see thumbnails of others who are playing along as inspirations for your own creations!

Flora and fauna are around us all the time, nature at its best.

My first contribution to the Dream Team and I thought I would produce something that used the basic paste embossing technique and combine this with relaxing Zentangle.  My colour choice was black, cream and gold

Heres my creation:

This is what you'll need

Dreamweaver Stencil LG656, Gold embossing paste, Card in black, cream and gold mirri, 
a black micron pen,  a palette knife and spreader, low tack tape,  small piece of gold satin ribbon,  small adhesive gold gem stones, stick adhesives, 3D foam and cleaning equipment dish and soft brush for stencils.

This is how to create 

1  Take a piece of black card and attach the stencil to it taping around all 4 sides using low tack adhesive tape.  Using a palette knife apply the Gold embossing paste. (When attaching a stencil to card I always tape in the same, bottom , and the 2 sides. This helps when the time comes for removing the stencil from the card.)  Remove the stencil from the card and clean stencil and allow the paste design to dry.  
2 The next step is the cream card panel, take a narrow piece of cream card and attach the stencil. When attaching the stencil this time only tape on one side (I only used tape on one side as this enables me to lift the stencil and to see where I am with the design).  Take the micron pen and trace through the design. Remove the stencil.  The next step is where the calming effect comes in, now start to Zentangle the design using any pattern you like. For mine I used basic circle and zig zag patterns.  

3   Once the panel is finished it is simply a case of matting and layering the pieces together and as finishing touches I tied a piece of Gold coloured satin ribbon around the spine of the card and put gold adhesive gems in the corners of the black card.

I'm going to leave you with this now but remember to check out the other Dream Team designs and inspirations.

Please welcome our new "B" team, officially posting for the first time!

If you are in the UK or Europe and would like to purchase any of the products for the above project they are all available from The Stampman or your local Woodware Stockist.

Thanks for looking



  1. Wow Gil...this is unbelievable...those delicate leaves are all Sten-tangled! Stunning...hope to see it in person someday. AND on a bigger screen, I am traveling and only seeing things on a tiny screen. : )

  2. Oh Gil, your card is so beautiful! Combining pasting with Zentangle is a gorgeous outcome. I love Zentangle and many of our stencils are perfect for this technique. Welcome to the team!!!

  3. This is so regal. I just love what you've made. I never tried my hand at Zentangle-ing. You made it look stunning,

  4. Very pretty, I like the combination of pasting and Zentangle.

  5. Woohoo, Gill! Welcome to the Dream Team! Love your card with the combo of paste and Sten-tangling. Looks way cool!

  6. I am soooo in love with this card design, Gill! Just breathtaking!