Thanks for popping in.
Monday Monday already!
Thought I would play with the texture paste and waxy metallic pastes from Viva Decor.
I am not an expert with this gear, but the more I play with it, the more I will learn….
Love this stencil Chinese Lanterns by our Melanie.
It is such a versatile one:
Attach it to a sheet of our glossy black Clarity card.
Drag a thing amount of Texture Paste through the stencil.
Remove the stencil, and allow to dry for an hour or so.
Clean the stencil in warm soapy water.
Dry off, ready for later.
Once the artwork is dry, you can chop it up into centrepieces.
Square, tall, whatever you fancy.
Sponge a little teal green ink here and there,
then sand it away again.
The sanding will remove any texture paste peaks too.
Relocate the clean stencil and tape down at the back,
to hold in place.
Now for a little gold…
I used my finger to rub the waxy Inka Gold gold
through the stencil onto the paste.
Then I added the beautiful dark blue haematite paste at the bases of the Chinese Lanterns. Pounded it into place with a Spot on sponge.
When you remove the stencil, you can see why you had it in place while you applied the metallic pastes.
The black stays true and clear.
Buff the paste to a high gloss with a cloth.
Sand the edge of the little centrepiece, and mount on another pristine sheet of the glossy black card.
Very simple. Very classy.
And the gritty imperfection is what makes it really arty.
Got to go!
Dave’s taking me out for lunch.
La Cuisine est fermée aujourd’hui!
Love & hugs,
(aka cream crackered)