Thursday, February 18, 2016


Hi there,

Back today to share with you a little more of the Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste and the new Sparkle N Sprinkle Neon Glitters.

I began as I did with my last project, by taping down the Dreamweaver Stencil LJ902 Black Eyed Susan. Start with taping down the top, then the bottom, then the two sides, and remove the tape the opposite way so that the top piece becomes a hinge and you lift the stencil up from the cardstock. I then applied the Dreamweaver Matte Black Embossing Paste to the stencil with a palette knife. 

After removing the tape and taking up the stencil, set it aside to dry. I leave mine overnight.

I decided to try not only the Brushable Glue but also Dimensional Glue on this piece. The centers of the flowers were colored in Exulted Pink, one of the new Neon Glitters. 

I applied the Dimensional Glue with the nozzle applicator as the base for the glitter.

The pink Exulted Glitter was then poured on top, and the excess put back in the jar.

Then using a pointed paint brush I painted on the Brushable Glue for the petals, starting with Energized Orange.

I wanted to give those petals time to dry before going in with the yellow glitter in between the orange petals, so Exhilarated Green was added to the stems and leaves at this point.

Once the stems were done, I went back and filled in the yellow "Electrified" petals.

I was really excited at this point, as it looked like the Dimensional Glue was going to dry more dimensional than the Brushable Glue, as it does on cardstock, however, once this had really dried, it turned out that the glues showed no difference in dimension. Lesson learned: Don't waste the Dimensional Glue with this technique! The photo below is before the glues were completely dry.

I cut the piece using the largest frame from Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. This was then layered onto a piece of black cardstock, layered then to a piece of yellow card, before finally the 5" x 7" black card base. This gave an inch at the base of the card front for my Want 2 Scrap Smile Chipboard embellishment!

I decided to go the Glueless Glitter Technique route this time. So first I covered the Chipboard Piece in Versamark. By the way, I keep one of my Versamark pads reserved just for applying Chipboard pieces, as it leaves black marks on the pad. This happens because the chipboard pieces are burnt with a laser to cut them. If you don't want to double up your Versamark pads - it is possible to rub the "burn marks" off the pieces with a paper towel before applying the Versamark, but when it is an intricate piece, this becomes a little tedious! Once the Versamark ink is applied, heat emboss with embossing powder, here I used White Detail.

Go over the piece again with Versamark and then cover it with the Exulted Pink Glitter, when you heat emboss, the glitter will adhere to the Versamark.

I used the Dimensional Glue to attach the word to the card front. That ends my project for today. Hope you've enjoyed playing with me today!

Till next time,



  1. Another gorgeous work of art using the Neon Glitters. I love that the black embossing paste was used with the stencil too. I just bought some so might have to try it some day soon. There is just not enough time in the day it seems.

  2. Shona, isn't it weird how the dimensional glue dried flat? I wonder why? I love the effects with the glues on the dried black paste - really great with the neons. Your stencil is gorgeous! Wish I could play in your studio and take some of your classes. Love the smile chipboard.

  3. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and the black embossing paste makes everything pop just a wee bit more!

  4. You are really rockin' this black paste & the neon hot colors. I'm liking the way you've let the dark paste shadow the bright very dimensional. Love this stencil too. Looks like it would be quite versatile as well. TFS & Happy Sunday. Hugs

  5. LOVE LOVE these neon colours, the texture must be amazing, I love the sentiment too, as anyone would smile, receiving this.

  6. What a bright and cheery card! Love it!

  7. Beautiful and I learned a lot here just reading your post....and I loved the flowers even in the black, but when you added the neons...WOW!!


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