Thursday, October 25, 2012

A Festively Fall Canvas

Welcome back to week two of our amazing collaboration between Ranger's Tim Holtz line of Distress Powders, and our beautiful Dreamweaver Stencils & Products! If you missed last week's event, start HERE.

Last week, we were totally blown away by the awesome response we received from those of you who hopped over from Tim Holtz's blog and the Ranger blog to check us out! We've been doing the "happy dance" ever since! Hopefully, you will continue to check us out, especially over the next few weeks as we continue our play-time in Tim's sandbox. (It is rather an appropriate metaphor considering the cool texture of his Distress Powders.)

Apparently, Tim and the wonderful people at Ranger were also excited by the response, and they've decided to "up the ante" in the form of an additional prize package(s) which will include TWELVE Distress Powders each, and a handful of Dreamweaver Stencils to go with! Wow! Just one teeny-tiny win one of these packages from their blog, you need to create something with Tim Holtz's Distress Powders and Dreamweaver Stencils and attach it to the inlinkz on the Ranger blog. Winners will be selected randomly. For more details, head over to the Ranger blog.

Once again, this week we are offering another fall prize package as shown here. Just leave us all some love as you visit, for an opportunity to be the one random winner we select. Curious as to who won from last week? It could be YOU! Visit the Dream It Up! blog for the announcement of the lucky commenter.

For this week's project, I chose to use the LJ832 Cornucopia to create a Thanksgiving canvas which will sit on our Thanksgiving Table as part of the centerpiece.

  1. I began first by staining an 8x8 Canvas with Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo Distress Stain and adorned the corners with Tim Holtz's Ideology Corners.
  2. Then using Dreamweaver's Original Paste, I paste embossed the LG832 Cornucopia stencil on a piece of cross-stitch cloth. I originally had tried to use burlap but the weave was a bit too loose for the detail of this stencil. (Tomorrow I will share a card I made this same technique with burlap!).
  3. Once the paste was dry, I realigned the stencil and using a sponge dauber, applied Distress Embossing Ink.
  4. Then came the fun part! After removing the stencil, using a tiny spoon, I sprinkled Distress Embossing Powders over the wet ink. Using my heat gun, I melted the powder to give it the mottled look.
This was a really fun project which has inspired me to make another one for our  hristmas table. I hope it has inspired you to give it a try. It's inexpensive, easy and a lot of fun!

To recap, here's a list of all the Ranger and Dreamweaver supplies I used:
Ranger Distress Embossing Ink
Ranger Aged Mahogany and Vintage Photo Distress Stains
Ranger Distress Embossing Powders: Black Soot, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Orange Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters and Mustard Seed
Dreamweaver LJ832 Cornucopia Stencil
Dreamweaver Original Embossing Paste
Dreamweaver Palette Knife
Dreamweaver Paste Spreader

Aren't you excited to see what's next? Check out the Dream Team players for today:

You already know where to find Ranger's/Tim Holtz' products, but if you are having difficulty finding Dreamweaver, encourage your local stamp/paper-craft store to carry the line of fabulous stencil designs, pastes, and other products to mix with all of your stash of Tim's crafty goodness. You can also purchase our products on-line at Stencil with Style.

We'd love to see you come back regularly and play along with our monthly challenges (and more opportunities to win stencils) by linking your creations to the mr. linky on the Dream It Up! blog, or emailing pics of your creations to lynell@.... Since you're on the computer already, head on over and like us on Facebook as well. Just another location for dreamy and distressed inspiration!


sommrstamping said...

Cherylynn... this is beautiful I love the colors you used and the canvas background is really nice. the different textures really add to the piece. You have inspired me.

Wendy said...

Cherylynn, this is amazing. Great job. The canvas makes this project even more special. Love it. I hope you have a good day!

Pam Hornschu said...

Wonderful decoration for Thanksgiving! Love the colors!

Lee Kellogg said...

Cherlynn, beautiful, love the canvas!

Dawn Louise said...

what a marvellous piece, love the use of fabric for a change it really works and shows the feel for autumn x

Larissa Heskett said...

SO NEAT!! I LOVE this idea!! All of the texture it adds just makes it REALLY come to life!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Joy H said...

This is lovely Cherylynn - inspired to think of christmas projects like this now!

Laura Drahozal said...

I love the use of fabric with stencils. Very nice job.

Lynell Harlow / Dreamweaver Stencils said...

Cherylynn, this is a wonderful creation! Those distress powders on the veggies really were wonderful! It really made me nostalgic about the holidays coming.

Kristi said...

very the look the powders give

Anita Houston said...

On canvas too? WOW!!! Gorgeous!

Louise said...

Perfect texture combination, canvas and distress powders! Love how this turned out!

Nan G said...

Wonderful thanksgiving table piece! Since I have this stencil and some canvas I'm going to try this one. I will be adding the easel die cut to it so it can stand on its own. Thanks for the inspiration!

Caroline D. said...

Gorgeous! Great idea to stencil with paste onto material... will be trying some of my own now. thanks for sharing the idea!

JD said...

This is so beautiful, What a great project. It looks so pretty on the ada cloth. I have so much cross stitch fabric, still left over from my cross stitch days...would never have thought to do this...You know this is on my list to try. Thank you so much for the inspiration.