Happy Halloween to all of my favorite ghouls out there! Today concludes our entire month of Magical and Mysterious, and your final opportunity to link your own creepy creations to the Dream It Up! blog for an opportunity to win the stencil of your choice!
Today's card is all about the scarecrow stencil (LG686) and how I wanted to make it look like burlap. After agonizing over how in the heck I was actually going to achieve that idea, I decided to get him pasted first using orange mat paste that was allowed to dry.
Next, the clean stencil was laid back over the pasted image and here comes the burlap part...the Dreamweaver polymer screen (typically used for the technique called 'cross stitch') was laid over the stencil and secured with some re-positionable tape. I used a brown ink from the Splendor pad and a 1/2" stencil brush and proceeded to pounce my way around the entire scarecrow until it was completely covered. Because the screen was hinged at the top with repositionable tape, I could easily lift it up to check my progress.
You can easily see the cross-stitch pattern forming from the screen overlay.
I always knew I wanted to fussy cut him out and design a card around the 3d scarecrow. I used Chillingsworth papers and stickers by Echo Park and some raffia that I had the devil of a time finding in my stash 'cuz I only use it about once a year.
Of course to be an actual scarecrow, it has to be mounted on a stick of some kind right? Well, just cut a bamboo skewer, color it with Copic marker and affix to the back of the scarecrow with hot glue.
Here are some side views to show the dimensional effects that I'm so fond of creating. Stickers are all 'unstuck' by sprinkling powder over the adhesive side so they can be mounted with foam tape.
Be sure to check out the rest of the Dream Team's projects! Link your creations to the linkytool on the Dream It Up! blog for an opportunity to win the prize for this month, as well as having your project featured on the Dream It Up! blog and the Dreamweaver Stencils Facebook page.
So off you go to the next designer's blog! Enjoy the hop and our special guest, Alison Heikkila.