Saturday, July 02, 2016

Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #254: Stenciling with Texture Paste

This week Ashley teaches us how to use our texture paste with stencils to make a multi-colored card.  Check out her awesome video here.

I had bought some texture paste several months ago but had yet to use it so when I saw the lastest MIM I was very excited to have an excuse to finally use it!

Ashley's technique involves apply texture paste over the stencil smoothing it out and immediately adding color to the wet paste without removing the stencil.  Ashley used reinkers in her video but I dind't have reinkers in the colors I wanted to use so I just smooshed the ink pad on my craft mat and added some water to color my images.  Ashley made this whole process look very easy.  The texture paste itself was very easy to apply and smooth out.  I had some problems adding color though I kept leaving indents in the paste with my brush and in a few places the ink seeped under the stencil.  That is why I used a very bold sentiment to cover my mistakes.  The largest and medium flower have the texture pate on them.  The leaves and smallest flowers are just stenciled with ink like normal.  Once again I used my clarity stencil brushes and  I love the soft look you can achieve with these brushes.  I was pleasantly surprise at how the texture paste holds up.  I even die cut this piece with stitched rectangle die and it didn't crack or anything.  Plus it was very easy to stamp the flower details over the texture paste flowers.  I finally invested in a clear wink of stella pen and applied it to the sentiment.  I am soo impressed with the sparkle of this pen.  If you cick on the photo to make it bigger I think you can see it too.   In the past I only had a white pen which didn't seem to sparkle as much and also changed the color of your image a bit (which is some cases like my last post is good).

So since I had some seepage of ink with the above card I decided to try one more card.  My daughter wanted to make our piano teacher a card for her birthday so she suggested we try a rainbow.

This time I used reinkers but still had some seepage and managed to put more indents in the texture paste rainbow.  However, I was able to cover up the seepage with the cloud stencil.    This rainbow stencil is in two pieces.  The three bows are done first then another stencil gets layered over top to complete the rainbow. So I applied the texture paste to the first stencil let it dry then applied the second and thus the stencil rested on the previous texture pasted bow which made it higher so my last two bows are raised more than the first.  I think if I were to do this again I would tape the two rainbow stencils together and use them at the same time to apply texture paste to the full rainbow.  I used the palette knife to apply some swirly texture to the clouds.  Love this effect!  My daughter added rainbow colors to the die cut words using the stencil brushes and also some makeup brushes (since I didn't have enough stencil brushes for each color family).  She positioned everything on the page just as she wanted.  She loves her bling so she was excited to add sparkle to the bows with the Wink of Stella brush pen.    We combined several stamps to create the sentiment "Wishing you sunshine and rainbows on your birthday."  Luv, luv, luv, that sentiment.  I can't wait to try making this card again myself!

Supplies listed below:

Birthday Wishes Card:

Make It Market Mini Kit: Color Pop Florals

PTI Big Basics: Birthday Die

PTI Berry Sorbet Dye Ink

PTI Melon Berry Dye Ink

PTILovely Lady Dye Ink

PTI Mint Julep Dye Ink

I will have to check and see which reinkers I have so I can figure out which colors I used on the rainbow card. I have some errands to run so I will have to finish my supply list later. Thanks for stopping by! Please come back again!



Kathy Mc said...

Shelly, your Color Pop Florals look great using texture paste and color. Love the class your black sparkly sentiment adds to finish it off. Your daughter did an awesome job on the rainbow card. Have to agree that's a lovely sentiment, too.