Pam here for this week’s Dreamweaver tutorial. First I’d like to congratulate Phyllis Rodriguez as our winner from the post two weeks ago. Remember, if you want the opportunity to win the stencil of your choice, just leave a comment at the end of this post with the name and item number of the stencil that you’d like to win. You can find the entire line of stencils at Stencil with Style. And now for my tutorial…
Decorating for Halloween has become bigger than ever, almost as big a deal as decorating for Christmas. So, I decided to create my own Halloween clings using these supplies…
Step 1: Apply tape to all four sides of stencil and onto craft sheet.
Step 2: Using palette knife, apply paste along edge of spreader approximately the same width as the stencil design.
Step 3: Spread four fingers along back of spreader, and apply paste at an acute angle across the stencil. If there are gaps, place paste with palette knife in them, and then go back over the design with the spreader at a 90 degree angle.
Step 4: Carefully remove tape from three sides and use fourth piece as a hinge to lift stencil up and away. Clean stencil immediately with warm water and a nail brush.
Step 5: Pour glitter over wet paste and carefully press into surface. Set aside to dry.
(Follow above steps with Bats stencil as well.)
Step 6: When dry, shake off glitter onto scrap paper, and funnel back into jar. (Note: A “Swiffer” cloth is great for removing excess glitter.) Apply drops of glue between each section of design as a bridge. Let dry.
Step 7: Carefully peel “clings” from craft sheet and press apply onto clean pumpkins, no extra glue needed. Clings can be removed if desired. They can also be pressed onto windows, glass hurricane lanterns, etc.
I’m thinking that my porch needs a bit more fall frou-frou…maybe some hay, leaves, burlap…hmmm.