Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Faux Cloisonne Rose

Welcome back! I have to admit I've msised blogging the past few days. I hate it when life gets in the way of my creating!

For the next few weeks I will be working with a limited amount of supplies. Suffice it to say, things are again in transition for me. This time though its all really good.

So bear with me while I stay in CAS (clean and simple) mode.

Today I want to share with you a card I made using the "Faux Cloisonne" technique and a beautiful Dreamweaver stencil, LG625 Flower and Leaves. This stencil is a great example of how timeless Dreamweaver stencils are. It is one of the "older" stencils, introduced around 2000-2001, yet it still is quite impressive over a decade later. I definitely have gotten my money's worth from this stencil.

I began by first embossing the stencil with original white matte paste. Once that was dry, I added color using my Shiva Paintstiks. I love the creaminess of these stiks. Again, another huge value since I probably bought them the same time I bought the stencil and I still have several years of use left with them!

Since the Paintstiks are oil-based, they take a bit longer to dry so after adding color, all I did was dip my project into my "vat" of ultra thick embossing powder and heated from behind. Because several layers of embossing powder work best for this technique, I then repositioned my stencil and tapped by Versamark pad over the embossed image and again applied UTEE. I repeated this a third time and ended up with this thick, glossy rich faux cloisonne look. I absolutely loved it.



I originally designed this card to have a beautiful designer paper for the background. However after the rose was finished and I went to assemble, the papers just distracted from the rose so I kept it very clean and simple and let the rose speak for itself. Why ruin a good think just because you can?

Please leave me so love and then go check out with the other Dreamweaver Designers have created for your viewing pleasure. And don't forget you only have a couple of weeks to create your own piece of floral love and link it up to the DW blog site in hopes of winning the great prizes for April.


Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll be back on Monday, April 23 with something else I created out of the remaining unpacked items!

Until Monday, take time to stop and smell the roses!

Cherylynn




15 comments:

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

OHhhh...I really really love this technique and the contrast that you have achieved with it. Gorgeous Cherylynn!

Joy H said...

The rose is so beautiful Cherylynn - I will have to try that technique now!

Pam Hornschu said...

This is wonderful! Gorgeous color on that rose, and I love that frame!

Louise said...

Fantastic card Cherylynn...I love this stencil too and you did a beautiful job with it!

Lee Kellogg said...

Great card, I love this technique too. It always looks great, no matter which way it is done.

Lee Kellogg said...

Great card, I love this technique too. It always looks great, no matter which way it is done.

Evelyn S. said...

It's wonderful, Cherylynn! That UTEE makes great "cloisonne" doesn't it?

Liz Martin said...

Ooohhhing and aawwwing over the beautiful faux cloisonne rose. Great job!

SherylH said...

Beautiful and very elegant!

Terrece said...

I'm so happy the designer paper didn't work. I can't imagine anything more beautiful than your rose! Great card.

kristi said...

Great Job! Love the colors!

Angela V said...

Gorgeous card Cherylynn! I love this technique - quite inspiring!

JD said...

Beautiful card!

Laura Drahozal said...

Very pretty. I love the look of this card!

Daria said...

This is so beautiful! Your cloisonne turned out perfectly.