Hello my crafty friends! This month I am hosting the Club Scrap Technique Challenge on their forum. I'm challenging everyone to try texture paste, modeling paste, embossing paste...it goes by many names. You can even make your own! Club Scrap has a great blog post with the recipe. Texture paste is one of my favorite techniques! I use it a lot on mixed media projects but you can use it on cards and scrapbook pages too.
There are so many brands and varieties out there-these are only few of the options! I found the colored ones on clearance at Michael's and they are awesome! There's so many different things you can do with them. Let me show you a few! :)
My favorite way is through a stencil. As you can see I've accumulated just a few!
I use a palette knife to spread the paste over a stencil. Lift the stencil off and you have a raised, textured design. Set it aside to dry or speed up the process with a heat tool or blow dryer. So simple!
You can leave it white or add color.
This is a page from my art journal where I used spray inks on the page 1st, then added the texture paste with a stencil. Then I rubbed pink gelatos over the top of the texture part after it was all dry. You can paint it, use spray inks, distress crayons...pretty much any medium works!
On this example the color from underneath kind of bled through the texture paste and gave it a nice tint. The pink and gold sections are a colored texture paste that dried shiny and a bit metallic.
You can also color it before you use it. You can add any medium such as gelatos, paint, even stamp pad ink dropped from a reinker.
Some come already colored, just use as is right out of the container. You also draw in the texture paste before it's dry and add even more texture!
Here I used a feather shaped mask and spread the texture paste through a stencil leaving a void. Leaving a perfect empty space to draw in.
Here I spread the paste directly onto a piece of card stock like frosting.
After it was dry, I rubbed gelatos on with my finger. Again you could paint over it or use a dauber and stamp pad ink.
This medium is so versatile! Now get over to the Club Scrap Forum and link up some texture!
Have a great day,