Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Black and White with a Pop of Color . . . . NOT!

Well . . . my initial thought was to do black and white with just a hint of color using the newly released Delicate Star Flower stencil, but I got carried away playing with the rich colors of Metallic F/X and ended up with more color with a hint of black.    The image lends itself perfectly for a bookmark and that's what I made.

I began by paste embossing the Delicate Star Flower stencil (LL3027) with matte black embossing paste (DMBP).  When dry, I repositioned the clean stencil over the image and, using a foam dauber (KD01 or KD02), covered the pasted image with Palette Stamp and Stick Glue pad, using a pouncing motion.  Keep the stencil in place and apply Metallic F/X in the colors of your choice (I used Navajo Sky and Kiwi).   Remove the stencil and carefully wash it.  Mat the image on two layers of coordinating paper and adhere those to a longer piece of card stock in which a hole has been punched at the top.  Add ribbon or fiber in complementary colors.  Note:  I used the bookmark in an old paperback and the color does not rub off on the pages.

Don't forget to check the other Design Team blogs for more great ideas and then be sure to play along with this month's challenge.  When you're done, link your project to the Dreamweaver blog, Dream it Up! using Mr. Linky.   Then we can link back to your blog and leave a note to let you know we were there. 

See you next week,


  1. Beautiful Liz. This new stencil is perfect for a bookmark for end of the year teacher gifts!

  2. This is a wonderful bookmark...thought you should know that when I received it I was needing something done in black matte embossing paste with metallic F/x to be sent to England for a TV show and this just really fit the bill. So your bookmark is in the UK as we speak. That blue on the black in stunning!

  3. Gorgeous bookmark. Love the blue with the black!

  4. A bookmark! What a clever idea. Doesn't this stencil release remind you of that great restaurant that we all ate at during CHA? This is a really beautiful interpretation of the stencil. Great job, Liz.

  5. Very pretty! And, nice color combo!

  6. What a pretty bookmark and wonderful stencil image!