Totally stoked to join again into the Stencil Hop for Julie Fei-Fan Balzer‘s Crafter’s Workshop Templates. I guess if you follow my blog…I do not really have to tell you, how much I love them. If you don’t follow my blog…you should (just kidding )
The designs are amazing and Crafter’s Workshop creates them in a high quality way that gives you a huge versatility in usage!
When Julie came out with those amazing Templates that can be layered I was almost fainting…LOL – sooo cool!!! You can use them with different acrylic paints or with spray paints or with Derwent Inktense blocks and Artbars – oh brother…endless possibilities
Today’s blog hop is focused on the Lotus Blossom Template – it is BEAUTIFUL (insert picture of me in cheerleader outfit exclaiming each of the letters while jumping up and down…oh wait…that might be a terrible picture….better proceed reading )
And there it comes another fun way on how I love to use them – I created a Luminaria with the n*Lighten Technique
So much fun to use the n*Lighten Technique with the Stencils- they are perfect for this. So let me show you how it works.
You need for the first steps:
- the 6×6 Lotus Blossom Crafter’s Workshop Template which was perfect for creating a Luminaria in the end.
- 4 different colored Embossing Powders – I used the amazing WOW Embossing Powders by Suzy West – I’m just so amazed by the vibrancy of the colors- they seriously rock!
- Pastel Paper – but I’m sure it will work also with thinner water color paper
- Embossing Ink Pad – clear
- Heating Gun
- Lay down the template and use the first image (you can also use all four and alternate later – I did this too)
- Dab the Embossing Ink Pad on top of the Template
- Make sure that you got the whole image
- Lift the Template
- Use one color of Embossing Powder and heat emboss
- Let cool
- Layer on the second image of the Template and again dab the embossing pad on top and sprinkle the second color on top
- Now with the second layer you have to be a bit more careful – you do not want to remelt the first layer in a way that it get’s lumpy or starts getting to melt into the second color – just watch closely the reaction
- and now repeat with image 3 and 4 and the other two colors of embossing powder
I draw a circle around the image that would give enough space to hold adhesive. Then I cut a letter size kraft paper sheet length wise in half. I cut circles with a craft knife out of the kraft paper that would just show the image. I adhered the Lotus Image to the back and bend the paper and glued the ends together forming a role.
And there you go – a summer luminaria- perfect in the garden or on your dinner table.
Warning: Never leave a burning candle unattended. Keep out of reach of children, playful husbands & pets. Be careful to not have the kraft paper too narrow to the candle!
Don’t miss out the others on this blog hop:
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Jenny Barnett Rohrs
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Supplies I used for n*Lighten Technique: