I have several files of stencils, including several of the older brass stencils that were originally made for dry embossing, something one never has to do any more thanks to embossing folders. However, these brass stencils are versatile and it is possible to do with them what one can do with the mylar ones now more prevalent.
I pulled one of my old (2001) Dreamweaver brass stencils (I understand they are now wholly owned by Stampendous and I don't know if this stencil is still available) from my stash and paired it with Ranger Texture Paste and some Dreamweaver F/X "Goldfinch" mica flakes. (NOTE: IF you have ANY of these F/X powders in your stash, a little goes a LONG way! I learned the hard way! My work area now glitters --- I need to get a swiffer brush out to clean it up - AND my card, once the texture paste dries...).
I used a dark red card for my stenciling, and when it was possible to handle the card, I cut out my stenciled image. After creating a tassle from perle cotton and some beads from my stitchery stash, I layered the stenciled image with foam dots on a double-matted card:
- Stencil: Dreamweaver LL354 (circa 2001)
- Media: Ranger Texture Paste; Dreamweaver Metallic F/X mica powder ("Goldfinch", F/X 05)
- Embellishments: DMC Perle #5 (color 304); misc. beads from The Bead Shoppe in Ketchikan, Alaska
- Papers: Black, metallic gold and Bazzill Monochrome red card stock
- Adhesives: EK Tools 3D foam dots; Viva Los Vegas "Miracle Tape"