So I went and played with a brass stencil and thought I would share…I have so many pictures though, I will split them into 3 posts..so scroll!
This is what I used. I also used PTI cardstock..the thicker the better (less warping). If you live in Des Moines you can buy this stuff from Outstamping by Design in Valley Junction…otherwise I Googled this store http://www.franticstamper.com/dreamweaver.htm
And the Dreamweaver website.http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/paste.html
You definitely NEED a palette knife (one with a flat edge)….and masking tape…the kind you can pull off paper without it tearing (mine tore). As I was using the metallic paste first and my cardstock warps, I taped it to the counter for extra stability.
Getting ready to slather the paste on.
Then ‘shave’ off the excess with the knife. Bear in mind I have never seen anyone do this…I really am just winging it ha ha!
The idea is to get a smooth flat surface..not like this .
You can see the cardstock is warping already. Now the trick is to CAREFULLY lift off the stencil. I have found leaving one little bit of tape on the edge is safest..then you just lift it up (don’t drop it).
You can see some smudging on that bottom flower..when the cardstock warps you can’t get the stencil nice and flat and the paste leaks out underneath.
This takes at least an hour to dry…so put it somewhere SAFE (so you don’t accidentally sit on it…I am just saying!)
OK now on to the white paste
Ohhhh and before I forget…as soon as you are done..recap these babies and rinse off your stencils and knife..it dries really quickly.
Here I had an AHA moment. I had some thick acetate sitting there and I though…heyyy I can use that instead of the knife…so I did and it was easier!
I had been mixing perfect Pearls on it. It scraped it off really flat.
Don’t worry about the excess as you can trim the image when it is dry.
While it is still wet you can add Prisma glitter (sticks really well).
Just pretend it looks all sparkly.
Well there they are waiting to dry. I will have to make some cards with them later. Hope this was helpful. I am going to post a couple more after this post.