Tag Archive | Modeling Paste

12 Tags of 2013 September

Can you believe how fast this year is flying. I feel like I am constantly behind in projects.

Click here to see the original Tim Tag

And here is my Journaling pages, I do not as yet have any of the Layering stencils so improvised using some

Crafters workshop, Kaiser, Donna Salazar, glimmer screens, and one or two stencils found in local cheapie shops and one home made stencil made from Tim’s big clock die and some plastic packaging

I also used home made mists, distress ink in various colours, Picket fence stain, Modeling paste (as I have none of the Stuff Tim used as yet), Various Tim Stamps, A blending tool, Archival Jet Black ink and some chit chat stickers.

Here it is:

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I started with a crafters workshop clock stencil, and added modeling paste, then used the Donna Salazar Stencil (spotty heart) with the picket fence stain. A bit of a learning curve and had to refer back to the tutorial hence th smudges and mistakes

and then I misted and layered and layered and played and layered a bit more, added in the butterflies, stamped and kind of just played.

It feels a little chaotic to me, but I think I like it anyway. I love that it is yet another way I get to step out of my safe little comfort zones.

Anyway almost time for October and my birthday 🙂

A canvas background

TheI have been a tad obsessed with Canva’s of late. In fact I am in the process of Making 4″x4″ ones for my 365 days of love for July.

This Background was created because I wanted to experiment with an Idea I had that I was not 100% sure would work.

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I used 2 crafters choice stencils – one cogs and gears, the other clock faces.

Firstly I prepped the Canvas using Monte Marte Modeling Paste ( a budget crafters best friend as it can also be used like gesso,) Tip: Open the lid of the jar before you buy it and make sure your Modeling paste is smooth if it is chunky looking DO NOT BUY IT!

Then using a palette knife and the first stencil spread the Modeling paste over the stencil kind of like buttering toast (ie on a slight angle), you can also use an old credit or gift card to do this.

As this canvas is 12×12″ I used the stencil 4 times.

Allow the Modeling Paste to dry between layers.

I then played a bit with the clock face sencil. Adding it in different places and turning it around as I went. (using the same method as I did for the first stencil)

After it was all dry I then used my palette knife to add some smoothed out bits that I added texture to by bouncing the palette knife over them. I also flicked bits of modeling paste over the canvas as well.

Yep more drying.

Then something really fun. Misting in various colours (do not stress if some seem to bright as you can see by the background once you rub over the metallic distress stains the colour is toned right down)

I did use my heat gun to dry the mists when needed. I used a combo of Home Made, Tsukinedo Walnut ink spritz and smooch.

Then I put some of the Copper? Metallic stain on my craft sheet and using my fingers gently rubbed it over the canvas, then I followed that with the Pewter and that is where it is at Now.

Thinking this may end up being the background for a Dr Who themed Christmas Present.