Sunday, 26 January 2014

Stencils and paste

We have reached day 3 in class. Today it is about using paste to create texture.
I don't own any paste at ALL!
The teachers suggest using acrylic paint as a substitute, so I tried out this technique using ordinary wall paint. I have a fair bundle of wall paint test colours. So I found one which was rather thick and tried it out.

I made my own stencil this time using a Memory Box die and card stock.
You be the judge of whether it worked out or not for me....
The sentiment is stamped first using a green HA shadow ink and then I heat embossed with white on top - just a little off to create a shadow.
This is how it ended out looking when using thick greenish wall paint. I dried the paint a bit using the heat gun to speed up the process. One thing I learned was not to wait too long to pull off the stencil.

That is it for todays homework at the "Stenciled" class at
Pia xx

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  1. Jeg synes, at det er lykkedes dig godt uden Paste. Jeg har heller ikke noget, så jeg har brugt Gesso i stedet ; )
    Flot kort og off set stamping.

  2. I rather like the lumps and bumps as they are! Gives a bit more texture. Your card is a beauty once again, Pia!
    I do have the Embossing Pastes and I can assure you that I never get mine completely smooth! But I am a fan of Tim Holtz and as he says, I embrace my imperfections!


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