Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th - June 13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
|Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko|
|Stencils and Dies Prize Package|
For my contribution for the day I choose to go for a home decor feel and made a candle holder decorated with a Dreamweaver stencil design, coloured with the new Imagine Radiant Neon and Versafine ink pads. This brings together Dreamweaver and Imagine Crafts.
Here is my creation:-
Here is what you will need:-
Wooden Candle (night light) Holder, Pale blue acrylic paint, Brush for applying paint, Dreamweaver Stencil LL543, white matte embossing paste, Imagine Radiant Neon ink pads :-Electric Purple, Electric Pink and Electric Yellow, Versafine ink pads :-Olympic Green, Spanish Moss, Crimson Red and Imperial Purple, fine stencil brushes 1/8'' and 1/4'', palette knife, low tack tape, cleaning things for stencils (kitchen paper, dish for cleaning stencil, wipes for cleaning off ink from stencils)
and this is how I created the candle holder:-
Take the wooden candle holder and paint with the pale blue acrylic paint. I gave mine 2 coats of paint, and allowed to dry between layers (overnight for each layer). The next step I placed a small piece of double sided adhesive on to the back of the stencil and placed the stencil on to one side of the candle holder and applied the white embossing paste to the design. (This in a way breaks with the usual way of applying paste, as in the normal way of applying the paste is to tape around the stencil and then apply the embossing paste). Once the paste had been applied I removed the stencil washed, cleaned and dried it before applying the same technique to the next side. These 2 sides once the paste had been applied I left to dry for at least a couple of hours as I needed the paste to be fully dry, before applying the paste to the second lot of sides.
Once the paste had fully dried on all four sides and the stencil had been cleaned and was dry, I replaced the stencil on to the design and then applied the colour with stencil brushes using the new Imagine Radiant neon ink pads and the Versafine ink pads. The first layer I applied was the Neons and I used the pink, purple yellow and green the colours looked extremely vibrant and a little to much at the stage of my creation, but after leaving them to dry for a while I then applied the Versafine inks over the top, this made the Neons more sutble and all the colours seemed to blend together creating new shades. With the Versafine I used 2 greens,the purple and the crimson.......
After applying the colour I left the candle holder to dry overnight as I wanted to make sure it dried fully.
The final result was a candle holder, with a real summer feel. Hope you like it.
Just Imagine the possibilities of what everyone else has created!
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