Monday, June 25, 2012

Fantasy Film, Dreamweaver Stencil FlameTechnique by Emily M. Miller

 DREAMWEAVER AND ART GLITTER




ARE TEAMING UP THE ENTIRE MONTH OF JUNE TO BRING YOU AN AMAZING CREATIVE COLLABORATION MIXING DREAMWEAVER STENCILS AND ART GLITTER. COME ALONG FOR THE RIDE...WE PROMISE IT WILL BE A SPARKLING ONE!



Visit the Art Glitter blog and the Dream It Up! blog for fabulous inspiration from both talented design teams. We are encouraging all of you to play along with the challenge of creating with Dreamweaver Stencils and Art Glitter*, preferably using the Double-Glitter Technique. Just link your creation to the Mr. Linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or email pics to lynell@dreamweaverstencils.com, for an opportunity to win one of four fabulous glitter and stencil prize packages. One winner will be chosen each week. (US and Canada only, please).

*For the month of June Art Glitter is selling 1 oz jars of glitter for $5.98 (regular price $7.32)! Get the details HERE!
Welcome to the Art Glitter/Dreamweaver Stencil cross promotion month. We have paired up with this wonderful company to show you how our glitter can be used with these beautiful and detailed stencils. All of our designers will be using the double glitter technique! Make sure and check out Dreamweaver Designers every Thursday by checking out the individual blogs at the end of this post, or by going to the Dreamweaver Stencils blog!
Make sure and play along all month with this fun challenge. Make a double glitter card or piece, blog about it and let Dreamweaver know by going to their blog and filling out their "Mister Linky's Magical Widget" to let them know that you have participated! Also, make sure and LINK to the Dreamweaver site to be eligible for 1 of 4 prize packages featuring stencils and glitter! You may even get your creation featured on Art Glitter's Blog!
Hope everyone will play along with this fun challenge. Hope even if you don't play along with the challenge you will take advantage of the great price of glitter in June!
Be sure to check out the other Dreamweaver Stencils' design team designers:

Fantasy Film Melted over Dreamweaver Stencil Technique is much fun! Of course melting Fantasy Film is always fun!


This is the first thing I thought of when we learned of our partnership with Dreamweaver stencils. I had a couple in my stash already and immediately started burning film with them. I don't know why it didn't occur to me before!

Things U Need
Art Glitter Fantasy Film, any color
Dreamweaver Stencil
Tape
Awl
Material to poke into
needle nose pliers (2 if possible)
candle
patience

First let's talk about the right stencil design for this technique. You will want a design that does not have tiny details in it. You will not get an exact interpretation of your stencil design. Something with with small open areas, but not thin lines works pretty well. Abstract designs are perfect too!

Tape one layer of Fantasy Film onto your stencil. Make sure film does not fold over to other side, you do not want to spend hours peeling little pieces of bonded film off your stencil later, just one simple layer. (Not that I may have done that...) Place stencil side up on some material. Using your awl, make little punctures in each little area, creating an air vent for your candle flame to go through. Move quickly through design, it almost doesn't matter where the hole is.


Turn stencil over with film side on top. Hold over candle flame (a breezeless environment is best), with pliers, stencil will get hot. Move stencil/film up and down towards flame until holes begin to form. Resist the temptation to burn it all away! Move around design until your piece is pleasing to you.

Dreamweaver Stencil: LX7014 Daisy Background and Art Glitter Fantasy Film: Strawberry
Set aside and let cool, about 1 minute. Pull tape off and now you have a multicolored background or focal piece for your next project. There will be residual soot left on your stencil as seen above. It washes off easily with soap and water, but will stay on film.

Dreamweaver Stencil: LX 7007 Leaves and Art Glitter Fantasy Film: Blue Nile

Here's an example of an open design with lots of stippling to facilitate the heat.

Pretty cool, but photo does not do this example justice, the reflection shows a shimmering multi-colored star in the middle. Please check out my blog: blogbyemm.com for more examples, and "mistakes" as shown in the first photo of this posting. I've started a little collage piece with the example above, I'll have the finished piece soon on my blog.

I must make a quick statement. I have to admit, I have really put my Dreamweaver stencils through a lot of abuse and they have held up beautifully with a little TLC. I'm very happy and very impressed with Dreamweaver products. Enjoy!  ~emm

2 comments:

  1. this is really quite interesting! Thanks for all the great info!

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