Friday, September 20, 2013

Dreamweaver-Quietfire Awesome in Autumn Day #4

Welcome!  We're so happy you're joining us for Day #4!


Get ready for an amazing week of Awesome in Autumn! This week we are partnering with the Dreamweaver Design Team and are so excited to play with their innovative stencils, pastes and glitters!  Follow along with us and leave your comments on each blog for an opportunity to win one of two wonderful prize packages.

Here's what we've created for today's post: 
This is a variation on the project over on Quietfire Style - yes, I get double duty today!  Lucky you! For all the detailed instructions to this point, please visit there. (Basically, I've stamped the sentiment, thermal embossed it and used the wonderful Tree of Life stencil with Jones Tones Plexi glue.)
The next step is to add transfer foil.  Once the glue is dry (it will still be very tacky to the touch, but clear), lay the dull silver side down on the glue-stenciled tree (gold side up)

Use your fingers to press on the foil.  That helps all sides of the raised leaves get covered with foil.

Peel the foil off.  Move the foil and rub fresh foil on any place that you missed.  This will need repeating a few times. 

Now this looks pretty good, so you might want to stop there, but you could do a little more.....
Let's see if we can get some drama happening. 
Since this is watercolour paper, let's get it wet.  Although this only shows a wet circle, I ultimately wet the whole piece of watercolour paper.  Then right in the middle, I added very concentrated Walnut Ink, made from crystals.  Then see what happens.
Vintage happens.
So you swirl and you roll your paper.  You drip water from your fingertips after it dries - the first time.  You throw some Walnut Ink crystals on a damp spot and let them slowly dissolve.
Nothing is completely predictable!  And that's okay.

Allow your project to dry, mount it on a chipboard card, distress the edges, add an ornamental brad and a wire butterfly and voila! You have a completely different look from the variation!
To see a variation on this technique, visit the Quietfire Style blog.
 Here are the thumbnail links to the products on the Quietfire Design website used in this project. The Tree of Life stencil may be found on the Stencil with Style website here.

Thanks for stopping by. 
Quietfire Design Members...
Debbie Sherman
Terre Fry

Dream Team members...
and the


  1. Think I need some of that plexi glue! We've done a similar technique using foils over the Embossing Paste, and running through a laminator. Love the background you created!

  2. More unusual ways with these stencils! I'm learning so much this week, thanks. I love the gilded tree - think I preferred it before the walnut stain but that too is very eye-catching.

  3. Beautiful card Suzanne -- love the walnut stain background with the gilded tree! Thanks for the inspiration to use the jar of walnut stain I have sitting on my desk.

  4. I love the walnut ink vintage look. I have the stencil, glue, and walnut crystals. I am inspired to get to work today. Thank you for sharing your wonderful ideas.

  5. I like this because I can be sloppy and STILL have it look beautiful. Thanks.

  6. very beautiful-love the sentiment as well

  7. Suzanne - I loved both the variations on this card - especially the one with the walnut stain. Perfect choice of stencil and saying. Thanks!

  8. Exquisite beyond words. Just so breath-taking. Love that gold foil.
    <3 J

  9. WOWZA and again I say WOW! Can I pick my jaw up now?

  10. Another beauty! Love the technique and walnut ink.

  11. Wow, that's gorgeous! One of my favorites all week!

  12. That background is stunning! Love the foil on the trees too and again that wonderful sentiment...thanks for your beautiful creations they've been so inspiring!

  13. Thanks for showing me how to use the Jones Plexi Glue with the foil technique. I knew you had it but was scared to use it. As well, I just love the walnut ink crystal technique.

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  15. A fantastic card! Thanks for sharing.

  16. Wow! Love how the walnut ink really gives the paper a whole new look! Great job on this card!

    Carmen L

  17. I love the technique you used the tree really stands it!!!


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