Friday, September 2, 2011

Blog Hop with Woodware UK and Dreamweaver Stencils

This week the Dreamweavers design team is parting with the UK Woodware design team to show you innovative ways to use our wonderful Dreamweaver stencils and supplies. All week long watch as we use our stencils (which are fabulous for paper crafting ) in a whole new way. We have posts all week long starting Monday August 29th to September 3rd. At the end of our celebration each designer will randomly select a winner from all her blog comments to recieve a free Dreamweaver stencil. We look forward to you partying along with us.

Here's my entry for today:

I am definately a California Beach girl so I decided to do this cigar box with a beach theme that I will give to my girlfiend for her birthday. I started by painting the box green, then using Dreamweaver's stencil LJ901 (mosaic background) I covered the top using Adirondaack pigment inks in Juniper, Denim and Eggplant. I used a corner of paper from Seaside Retreat by Webster's pages which I torn and then adhered to the left side of the box using Golden Matte Medium. I also punched out some dictionary pages which I added in the same manner.
I then used Golden's Clear Tar Gel that I mixed with Metallic F/X - Kiwi to make sea grass in the lower right corner, to the sea grass I added three small shells. When this was dry I then taped stencil LM181 (seahorse) to the box and pasted with regular embossing paste. I decided to use the Faux Cloisonne technique for my seahorse, so after the paste was dry I repostioned my stecil over the image and pounced in pigment ink. While the ink was still wet I removed the stencil sprinkled the image with UTEE shook off the excess and heated the image with my heat gun. I repeated the process adding more color until I was happy with the way the color looked. Last I added metal element using stencil LM106 ( scallopped shell) with copper meal from Mercart that I ran through my Big Shot. I also added a trinket pin from the Tim Holtz collection with a piece of twine to which I added some beads and I finished with some tinted glass bubbles and Washi tape aroung the bottom of the box.

All stencils, Metallic F/X, Embossing paste and Utee can be purchased from the Dreamweaver retail site.

You can find all supplies you need right here: or

your next stop along the hop is to Jane at:

That's it! Hopping is easy and fun. If you missed the other days of our hop or are having any touble linking to the sites on this blog, please go to the Dream It Up blog in the list to your right and click there for a master list of all the blogs posted each day.

Thanks for stopping by.



  1. You and I just love our beachy stuff! What a fabulous cigar box. Great collagey elements over the wonderful Mosaic Swirls background.

  2. The Mosaic Swirl makes a great background for your beach scene. I love the seahorse and sea grass. Beautiful piece!

  3. This is lovely! The background works so well with your theme. And the little seahorse is so sweet.

  4. Your friend must be very special to get this beautiful cigar box! There are so many elements, textures and embellishments that fit together beautifully, but I think the sea horse is my favorite.

  5. So many beautiful layers here...just LOVE this!

  6. Georgia...this is a gorgeous creation. Love every little detail you did to make this collage special. Faux Cloisonné is definitely one of my favorite techniques.

  7. Beautiful -- so many techniques and layers.

  8. Georgia, love your beach theme and love the cute little seahorse !!

    hugs Diane xx

  9. This is just wonderful! The elements all work together so well, great collage.