Monday, May 18, 2015

Gilded Peacock

Today I'm sharing another Dreamweaver stencil and yet another way to use these stencils.  As you probably know, all month long the designers from Sparkle N Sprinkle are showcasing various techniques using Dreamweaver stencils.

I've basically used the Double Glitter technique, but I tweaked it on the Peacock stencil.  Instead of just using glitter, I also added flock and gilded flakes to the focal point.

I started off by rubbing the Hawaiian Soap across the back of the stencil before placing it down onto the Sticker Paper.  By doing this step, it allows the sticker paper to be easily removed from the stencil.

Then I added Palm Leaf flock to the branches and swirls behind the peacock and around most of the edges.  Priceless Peacock glitter was added to the head and part of the wing and Red Tiger Leaf gilded leaf was added to the tail and part of the edges.  I incorporated a little of each of the products into the tail section to give it more depth.

After removing the stencil, I sprinkled a little more Priceless Peacock glitter onto the background with my fingertips and then covered the rest of the background with Lavender Iris glitter.

The die cut panel peeking out from behind the focal point is from Taylored Expressions (Proud Peacock Cutting Plate) and I added touches of SNS Brushable glue to the centers of each of the feathers and covered them with Priceless Peacock glitter.  The sentiment, a die cut from Penny Black (Doodles) was cut from sticker paper and covered with more Priceless Peacock  glitter.

I have to say that this project feels so good to the touch.  It's amazing how soft the flocking is.  You just want to keep rubbing your fingers over the background.


Lori Kobular said...

Oh Anne ~ this card is gorgeous! I love how you did the peacock, it is amazing!

Linda Simpson said...

This is stunning Anne, love the peacock.
Linda xxx

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Anne, this is stunning!! The peacock looks amazing!! You should frame this - it's gorgeous!! Have a great day :)

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Jacee said...

Stunning piece of work Anne, love it!
hugs Jacee
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rachel said...

This is wonderful Anne - I'm lucky enough to own this stencil and will have to dig it out and try something like this - looks fab xx

jimlynn said...

It always amazes me to see what you do in creating a card. This one is just gorgeous! I love the beautiful peacock and know the entire card shines.

Tammy said...

Wow Anne, both unique and gorgeous! Love, love the beautiful feathers!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow stunning Anne, I love this so much
Kevin xx

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent work on that peacock stencil, Anne! Not just the glitter and sparkle but also the color choices you made. Marvelous!

Lena's Creations said...

Oh my, Anne, what a gorgeous card! Love the colours and the textures and of course all the sparkle and shine. Gorgeous!
Have a wonderful day.
♥ Lena
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Donna said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I think it would be cool to see a video of this- what an amazing card- beautiful!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the image and your sketch is perfect! Pretty, pretty, pretty! Hugz

Donna Ellis said...

How marvelously sparkly, Anne! Love the textured peacock feather background, too. A beautiful creation! hugs, de