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Embossing Techniques By Lynell Harlow

The regular paste is the easiest for beginners to work with and stencil on. If you have both pastes try this one first

Materials Needed
  Dreamweaver Embossing Paste (opaque)
  Palette knife
  Stencil shield
  Dreamweaver brass stencil – LL322 Lily
  Small 1/8” stencil brush
  Removable Tape
  Colored scrapbook paper
  1. Tape down the brass stencils with removable tape making sure all the edges are covered.
  2. Load a generous amount of paste on the palette knife and gently spread it over the stencil until all the spaces are filled with it. Scrape off the excess and return it to the jar.
  3. Remove the stencil with a “hinge” technique so that the paste is not smeared, then place the stencil in a water bath and gently wash it with a small scrub brush.
  4. Wait 20-30 minutes then replace the stencil on top of the pasted bouquet. To add color to the centers of the flowers use a small hole from the stencil shield and stencil with chalk. The shield aids you in getting color specifically where you want it.

For a glossy finish use Dreamweaver translucent paste. It dries clear. If you want a colored finish you’ll need to add color into it. If this is the first time you have attempted using the paste try it out on scraps of card stock until you get a feel for the technique.

  You will need:
  Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste
  Palette Knife
  Dreamweaver brass stencil – LJ843 “Wanted”
  Red acrylic paint
  Removable tape
  Black card stock
  1. On a piece of palette paper place one tablespoon of translucent paste and ¼ teaspoon of red acrylic paint. Blend these together until well mixed. The paste will appear a bit “milky”, but will dry bright red.
  2. Tape out the “wanted” stencil with removable tape making sure all the edges are taped to avoid seepage onto the paper.
  3. Spread the paste in one or two passes to fill in all the open spaces of the stencil. Remove the tape with a “hinge” technique, leaving that last piece of tape in place and lifting against it so the paste does not smear.
  4. Clean the stencil in water with a small scrub brush.
  5. The translucent paste can take as long as an hour to dry, so give it plenty of time, then crop the card stock and mount it onto the scrapbook page.
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