Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WOYWW What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 116

Well very hurried visit to WOYWW this week have made cards but will post them later as time permits, I'm running round like a scalded cat at present…
My desk shows a new item discovered with WOYWW at the blog of our very own Neet some weeks ago (do check out her gorgeous cards using this technique on this post linked on her name, she emailed me a "how to guide" - ta, Neet!) and I took a while to get around to ordering some, as I have to think about these things you know! but here is my first effort using the Dreamweaver paste and it is fun! 
Tips of Use
1.Put on a decent amount of paste on and move quickly, minimise number of times paste is spread around.
2. light and even strokes (as if spreading butter) so it is not forced under the stencil. 
3.Don't spread too thickly. Remove as much excess as possible without too much working of it. 
4. I am not claiming to be an empert but found it easier NOT to use tape as most seemed to the first one I watched just held it down firmly and I found this worked best, otherwise found it tended to smudge a little no matter how hard i tried as I removed it.
On my desk you can see the stencil, embossing paste, spatula, a necessary tool, and items done last night – if anyone wants to know how to do it check out this You tube videoor this one - or you may want to look for some others, there are some good ones.

For those of you not in the know – this is the day of the week when folks from all over the world take a peek at one another’s desk to see just what we are up to – a great time of learning and fun, so do hop over to our wonderful hostess’ blog, at Julia's Stamping Ground!


Happy WOYWW everyone and may God bless your day wherever you may be!

Shaz in Oz. x
PS. Note to self - if buying this scrummy paste on eBay again, make sure they pack it well!! This one was squashed badly on the bottom, (minimal packaging and plastic flexible jars dont mix!) and paste popped out and and oozing from top - sealed pinched corners with nail polish. :D 
PPS my kind seller refunded me although I was not looking for it just wanted her to be aware of need for re-inforcing.

33 comments:

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

Can't beat a bit of texture paste

Morti said...

Morning Shaz! Or evening, I should say for you?

Love the stencil you're working with - I've got a few but haven't ever used the dimensional paste. A bit to messy for my liking!

The image of you running round like a scalded cat is funny - don't go so fast you meet yourself coming on your way back, eh?

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Wow, Shaz! These are awesome. Not your normal desk entries, but I sure like what you've done with this stencil.

sasa said...

Looks like fab stuff and you are well on track with the festive cards...take it easy and thanks for sharing today. Sarah (at 1)

Cathy said...

Looks like you have had fun playing with your stencils.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

okienurse said...

I just love WOYWW because of all the things I have learned since joining. I have some stencils somewhere from another crafting foray. Might out to dig the up and try playing with them again. Have a great week. Vickie

ScrappnBee said...

Super cool! It looks like something that I need to try! I think that I missed you somehow last week! Sorry! Love the card from 115 though! Have a happy WOYWW! -Amanda

Helen said...

Love those!! I have some of the dreamweaver paste bought after seeing it demo'd at a show - never tried it.... may just do so now. Have a good week.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Now you see, Shaz, you MUST be a careful crafter because I know, without a shadow of a doubt, that I would have paste covering everything...and still be finding traces weeks later!! I am simply incapable of cooking/colouring/decorating tidily :D xxx

Jona Panesa said...

looks awesome!!! happy wednesday!

Karen said...

Really beautiful, so crisp and clear. I've not used this product, but it might encourage me later on...! Enjoy WOYWW!

Sue said...

Hi Shaz
never played with that stuff, looks fun, luv the makes you have done,thanks for the mooch, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Tertia said...

WOW! This looks great! Now there's one more thing I have to try! You lot at WOYWW are such enablers, like I need any more encouragement!
Happy WOYWW

sandra de said...

Now that looks very interesting and I will check out the sites you mentioned. You always have such lovely things happening on your desk.

Dragon said...

Well that is fabulous, Shaz... you really took up the baton passed by the lovely Neet!!
Frankie
xx

Sam said...

Ooo Shaz. That is a lovely stencil and cards you are making. I have a few of those stencils and I use them to dry emboss. Maybe I will get round to buying the paste.
Scrummy.
Thanks for your visit. Aren't I soo lucky to get that bunting? That is so sweet of Jan.

Neet said...

Hey, you didn't say you had got some paste and a stencil but am so glad you did not tell me as it was a lovely surprise to come on here this morning and see what you had done.
I do hope you enjoy it and continue to play with it in many different ways. Love your Christmas cards - now that should spur me on to doing a few myself. Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, Neet #2

Bella said...

I have not seen such a product here in SA, so will do some investigating as it is very striking the way you have done it with the gold on the black.

jude said...

Happy Wedensday Shaz!Not used the paste but looks interesting .love your creations using it.
hugs judex 75

Angie said...

I remember Neets cards ...I love what you have done and the tips ...I might just have to get some paste.

Liz Miller said...

What beautiful toppers and such an effective technique.
Liz x

Doone said...

I know it is not that easy, yours is perfect, and Liz does it just like you say but Mine Never Come Out Like That.

Dx

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Oh how pretty! I have some of this lurking in a drawer somewhere. I should dig it out and copy you. Your pieces are gorgeous!

JoZart said...

Love the results of your stencilling... it's such fun with great effects. I was also at the same workshop as Neet and really enjoyed it.
Love joZarty x

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous makes with that paste, Shaz. I have some dimensional paste which looks as though it does a similar job. Shame about the packaging but it looks as though you've managed to save the day with your nail polish. Sounds like your having a busy time of it so I hope your week goes well. Elizabeth x #60

RosA said...

Hi Shaz, That's a lovely effect. Is the dimensional paste the same as impasto or texture paste?

Twiglet said...

Lovely project and I have seen your beautiful work elsewhere on my blog hop today - brill! x Jo

Franka Benjaminsen said...

Your results with this paste is amazing. Hope I can see where you use these beauties.
xFranka

fairy thoughts said...

I have tried this too and was very pleased with the results. Yours look really great please show the finished items next week (assuming you have finished them that is
thanks for sharing
janet

Jocelyn aka JoBear2 said...

Wow Shaz - this looks FANTASTIC!! LOVE the effect!!

It can be so frustrating when EBay sellers are sending products overseas but don't think to package is well. Glad you were able to "save" what you received.

butlersabroad said...

Lovely new technique you've learnt Shaz, I've always liked the look of stencils but have never tried them. Slow down girl, retirement is meant to be for you!!

Hugs
Brenda

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz- I'm back! lol. I an so late visiting too. Love your stencil & paste- I have a rubber stamp with three very similar images, and I thought it was one of those for a moment. I love the effect you get with the stencil paste- I did some Christmas cards with it a couple of years ago, and sprinkled some glitter on the paste while it was still wet- you can find them here:http://silverwolfcards-shaz.blogspot.com/2010/09/its-nearly-that-time-again.html. This baubles stencil is a Dreamweaver one too. Happy (late) WOYWW, Shaz

Kezzy said...

Wow they look fantastic, really chic and elegant on the black. Hope you complained to ebay, then hopefully the seller will know better next time. Kezzy x

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