Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thursday's Dream Schemes/Black and White Colorway Challenge

This card was done by Julie Makela, stenciler extraordinaire, from Australia. Our monthly colorway challenge is black and white, so I thought you would enjoy these little penguins from "Down Under". Julie has a website and a blog that you can visit to see some of her other creations if you click here. Every once in awhile she visits us here at our blog, so Julie if you are reading and I haven't told how you have done this correctly, just hop into the comments and let us all know your methods. Thank you soooo much for sharing your work with us over the years. Julie has been our inspiration for what we call the "double glitter" technique and more recently for her techniques with the Stampee Foils.


These little guys (penguin stencil LL560) were paste-embossed in Glossy Black Embossing Paste (DGKP) onto acetate and once they were dry she painted their white stomach and necks on the back of the acetate with a Glossy White Embossing Paste or white acrylic (DGWP). While they were drying she sculpted the mountains (or icebergs) onto black cardstock freehand, using a sharp tipped spatula or artist palette knife again with the Glossy White Embossing Paste (DGWP). To finish the card she layered textured papers...white, silver, and an icy pale blue.


For those of you who enjoy card design or teach or both we are putting out a Dream Team Call, just continue on and read through to the next posting to hear all about what we can do for you and what you can do for Dreamweaver Stencils. Design team member, Pam Hornschu, is taking on the responsibility of making it all happen, so if you have any questions about being on the team feel free to email her.

8 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

That Julie is sooo talented! Love the mountains in the background, the pale blue "iceberg" and those darling penguins!

Louise said...

This is so adorable Julie. The "icebergs" are wonderful and those penguins just make me smile!

Lee Kellogg said...

OMG -- I love the texture and the motion! It is wonderful. Julie did a great job, as she always does.

Laura Drahozal said...

REALLY clever use of the paste on the background and the acetate! I am probably going to have to case that one, Julie! (Wouldn't be the first time, huh?) You are one seriously creative woman!

sommrstamping said...

I love these little guys, JUlie did such a great job with the mountains and the penguins on the acetate. Love it.

Terrece said...

LOVE THEM!! The background is incredible. Will have to try it! Very creative.

Wendy said...

Oh Julie....this is darling and I love the "brrr" scene that you created for the penguins. Fabulous!

Julie Makela said...

Thank you for all your wonderful comments. I'm sorry it has taken me so long to respond but I have been spending a lot of time helping my DIL with the new baby. I'm loving this Grandma gig, LOL.

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