Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Peace Dove Wreath

Hi EPaperie fans!!  Today I am sharing with you my holiday Peace Dove Wreath!!  I went all crazy with the Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste and loved how much fun I had playing with it!! 

 I had done this technique with modeling paste before and I thought, hummm, wonder if the embossing paste would work too . . . and it did!!  I started off with some wax paper and stencils.  I smeared Wendy Vecchi's Translucent embossing paste into the stencil, onto the wax paper and carefully pulled the stencil away!

It dried translucent on the wax paper. So amazing looking!!  (It did pick up some blue color from my well-loved stencils!) 

Then I colored it two ways, half with Dylusions and half with craft paint, to see what would happen!  And I love the result with each medium because they both turned out so differently! 

After the paint and spray were dry, I peeled the shapes off the wax paper! They held their shape and were really durable.  The painted ones were more rigid.  The Dylusions sprayed ones were soft and bendy!

So I took out a piece of wood, some paper, distress ink, some more stencils and made a background for my wreath. After arranging the embossing paste leaves into a wreath, I knew I needed something else in the middle!

I sketched and water-colored a peace dove! Then I used some twine to 'hang' it from the wreath!! 

I hope you have some fun playing with stencils and Wendy Vecchi's embossing paste!! 

And as a bonus fun project, I turned my eP Watercolor Challenge from last week into a wood and paper piece project with my Simple Stories December Documented paper!

 Have a great week! -Karen


toni said...

Love your Christmas makes! What a brilliant technique to make the wreath, i 've not seen that before, thanks for sharing , love your other two pieces also . I've got one of those watercolour stacks, they're gorgeous aren't they x

Bonnie Irvine said...

Karen, these are so cool. I love the way you made the leaves for that gorgeous wreath. I haven't seen that technique either and it has so many possibilities. The dove is lovely suspended in the center like that. Thanks for the bonus, too. very inspiring ideas.

Kim said...

This is pure genius, Karen! Now I have to run to my studio and start playing with embossing pastes! What a great idea! Beautiful projects!!

Unknown said...

Hi Karen! I LOVE your cards! So creative. I just bought some of that paste and you've inspired me to use it!

wendy vecchi said...

what a fun creative project!

Sue Lelli said...

WOW! Karen, I have never seen that technique before and I can't WAIT to try it! Absolutely GORGEOUS wreath and dove! FAB creation! LOVE what you created with your watercolored project, too!

Art By Wanda said...

Very cool!!!!!!!!!!

Hee Sun Kim (MIYAKE) said...

wow! You are amazing! awesome project!

Giovana said...

WOW!! This is fantastic!

Tracy said...

Love love love Karen from the wreath to that stunning wood art..mmmmmmm!!!
Big hugs

Andiepants said...

These pieces are FABULOUS for Christmas. You are so artsy!!!!