Using Texture Paste with a Stencil
In this video, Marty for favcrafts.com, demonstrates the basics of using texture paste with a stencil. This is a great technique to use to add texture and dimension to any of your projects – whether they be cards, layouts or off-the-page. You can click on the link to see a layout where I have used this technique.
You will need:
- a base e.g. cardstock, cardboard, canvas etc.
- texture paste (aka modeling paste, modeling cream, embossing paste)
- a stencil or mask
- this can be a plastic one like from The Crafter’s Workshop, Prima, Tim Holtz etc
- brass stencils
- or you can make your own with a bigshot, cuttlebug, cricut, eclips etc and cardstock/ board or most of the brands also make a blank sheet of stencil/mask material
- you can use the negatives of chipboard shapes
- application tool – spatula, flat blade knife etc
- mix your modeling paste
- put your stencil on the base
- smear the texture paste over the stencil
- Marty suggest to lift the stencil from one corner to keep your design edges perfect
- you can hold your stencil in place with re-positional tape
- I always buy the plain white modeling paste because you can add anything to it that you want – paint colours keep their intensity, add perfect pearls for a shimmer etc
- you can get different textures with different application techniques e.g. spatula scraped across the surface will give a flat finish, you can use the spatula like icing/frosting a cake to get a surface similar to Marty’s, use paint brushes, stamps etc
- don’t pull the stencil up too fast
This technique is so easy and has so many possibilities – it’s all up to your imagination!
Click on the link to take a look at other scrapbooking techniques and put links to your projects in the comments so I can take a look.
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