Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Playing with Paste

Thank you all for such nice comments that were left yesterday. It really is so nice to be blogging again. I showed something that I had been playing with yesterday, and today, I would like to explain a little more on how to do the technique.

On the layout below, I started with a Kraft sheet of card stock. I placed a 12x12 stencil on top and used masking tape to hold it in place. I then spread light molding paste through and leveled it off with a palette knife. I then removed the stencil and waited for it to dry. (it takes about 30 minutes to an hour, depending on where you live) Once dry, I choose two colors of dye re-inkers and place small puddles side by side on a piece of wax paper. Any nonstick surface would work. I rolled a rubber brayer in the ink being careful not to mix the colors too much or you will end up with a brown mess. Then roll the brayer down the paper and hold upright so that the ink runs. Repeat. Once dry, I spray with a purple mist and added splotches with my Picket Fence Distress stain. To do this, I stamped the stain really hard on to the paper and it splats out. You might want to do this step outside and while wearing old clothes. Ask me how I learned this. And then, just build your layout on top of your design as usual.


Thanks for visiting!

Dani

10 comments:

Melissa said...

This paste technique seems to be gaining popularity, I must say I'm intrigued. You did a fabulous job with this!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

So cool, Dani!!!
I have definitely learned not to wear good clothes while misting, too!

Sue Althouse said...

Glad you are back and feeling better! Great technique on your page, looks like it was lots of fun to do!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is a fabulous page! Such a cool background and pretty colors.

Jingle said...

Umm...yeah...so that background is pretty much amazing! WOW! Love all the color and shapes! Fabulous layout!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

dani, i love the new techniques you are trying! very fun!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

Dani! This is fabulous!!!!

Katie said...

This is a great page! I love the different techniques you showcased here!

Becky said...

What a cool technique! Love how this turned out and you did a fantastic job explaining it. I totally get it now ;)

Barb King said...

I've got to try this, I have been buying lots of stencils. I'm following you now, would love it if you could follow me. Barb