Hello all, it's Cherylynn again! So by now hopefully everyone knows how AMAZING Dreamweaver Stencils are when used with paper and cardstock. But did you also know that the stencils can also be used with a variety of other mediums for home decor and jewelry products?
BUT first things first, let's congratulate Miriam Pratner, who has won the LJ849 Bare Trees stencil after leaving some love on Wendy Jordan's beautiful Fall Tree tutorial. Miriam, please email Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org with your address. And for the rest of you, don't forget that Dreamweaver Stencils gives out a stencil each week throughout our Tutorial Series to one randomcommenter. Be sure to head over to Stencil with Style and pick your favorite stencil and put the name of that plus your name and email in the comment section at the end of this post.
Okay, now on to my Tutorial. Today I am going to share with you a tutorial on how to make quick, easy and very impressive jewelry using Dreamweaver Stencils, Metallic F/X powders and Polymer Clay!
To start you will need the following basic materials:
Dreamweaver LJ906 Maple Leaf Branch stencil
Dreamweaver Metallic F/X in colors of your choice
2 oz. black polymer clay
Clay Slicing Blade
Polymer clay compatible glaze
Fine mist spray bottle of water
Ranger 2x2 Memory Frame (I used Polished Chrome and colored it with Dreamweaver Amber Color Solutions to appear copper)
Pasta Machine (optional)
Versamark cube (optional)
Basic Embossing and Coloring Clay
1. Condition clay by running though pasta machine at thickest setting several times.
2. Roll 1/4 cube of pre-conditioned (squished and softened) black clay to a 1/8" thick sheet. If using pasta machine, keep on thickest setting.
3. Mist the backside of the metal "LG960 Maple Branch" stencil with water and secure clay to the desired design area. Roll over the clay with a roller tool or run both the clay and stencil through the Clay Machine together at the second thickest setting. Be careful not to bend the stencil. Allow the water to dry!!
4. Realign stencil, use the paint brush to brush clay with Metallic F/X in the colors of your choice. Option: dab embossed clay with Versamark prior to brush with Metallic F/X. Option, after the clay had been colored with the Metallic F/X, I used my stylus tool to draw veins onto the leaves.
5. Press the frame upside down onto the clay to impress the shape and lift away. Using the blade cut carefully along the marked lines.
Need some additional Dreamweaver inspiration? Then head on to the Dreamweaver blog(that is, of course, after you leave me some love!) and check out this month's Festively Fall challenge. This month the challenge is even more incredible because we've teamed up with Ranger for the next four weeks and are incorporating Ranger's Distress Embossing Powders into our weekly Thursday challenges. I cannot wait to see all the amazing creations!
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