Using Texture Paste with a Stencil

In this video, Marty for, 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.


K xoxo

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