Thursday, March 21, 2013

LWD Design Team Showcase: Studio 490 Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste and Stencils

My Lone Wolf Designs Design Team Showcase for this month features Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi embossing paste and stencils.


This was not the project that I had originally planned, so I don't have step-by-step pictures like I usually do. I'll try to tell you everything I did, though. The base of my project is a #8 tag by Ranger. I used the inside of a bubble mailer to make the background. I mixed blue and white acrylic paint and brushed it on the mailer and then pressed it onto the tag. It was still a bit too dark so I dry-brushed on some more white acrylic paint.

Next comes the fun stuff! I used Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and Lovely Leaves Stencil to complete the background. The embossing paste is white, but I colored it with green acrylic paint. I scooped about a tablespoon out on my non-stick craft mat, added paint, and mixed well. I used a spatula to spread the paste over the stencil. After I scraped off the excess, I used my finger to add texture before I removed the stencil. After the leaves on the bottom of the tag dried, I flipped the stencil over and repeated the process for the leaves on the top.


The flowers were inspired by Tammy Tutterow's Crinoline Tattered Roses. I used the Tim Holtz Alterations Tattered Florals Die and for each tag, I cut 2 sets of flowers from crinoline and 2 sets of the 2 largest flowers from cardstock. I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to color the cardstock and the crinoline~Blue (Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean), Orange (Ripe Persimmon and Wild Honey), and Pink (Spun Sugar and Victorian Velvet).  I used a skewer to roll the edges of the flowers and used my hot glue gut to assemble them. I completed the look with a vintage-inspired clear button in the center of the flower and a piece of white trim across the bottom of the tag.



As I went searching through my ribbon tub (yes, tub!), I came across lace seam binding in the colors of each of my flowers. In addition to the that color, I also added a piece of blue and white lace seam binding.
I plan on using these tags as the base for the April Stick Pin Swap at The Scrap Cafe. I added a few stick pins from my collection to see how it looked. What do you think?


Many of the supplies I used for my project can be ordered or purchased (as 25% off MSRP!) through Kris at Lone Wolf Designs. Please join the Facebook Group Lone Wolf Designs Discount Retail Sales to make a purchase. If you are a crafter and haven't joined us yet, you are paying TOO MUCH for your supplies!




6 comments:

  1. These are amazing, so much detail and that flower - WOW!! Beautiful!!

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    1. Thanks Katie. I enjoyed making them!

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  2. Your flowers turned out amazing! I love the colors you got! Thanks for sharing your link with me!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for checking out my project. I love the flowers that you made for your vintage hat.

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  3. Thank you for another fabulous Design Team project, DeAnna! Everything turned out great and the colors are awesome! Wishing you luck in the Tattered Florals challenge!

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    1. Thanks! I had fun getting my hands dirty for this one. ;)

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