Tuesday 6 May 2014

Adding texture to projects

Reeves pastes can be used to great effect on both cards and scrapbook pages. In this post I'm showing how I used it with a beautiful stencil to create a textured element on a scrapbook page.

You'll need a stencil
(I have used "IVY" by Lefranc & Bourgeois)
Reeves Modeling paste
Reeves Artists' Painting knife
Letraset alcohol ink
(masking tape)

1. Protect your work area with a glass cutting mat or a craft sheet.

2. Squeeze some modelling paste onto the work surface and  add a few drops of ink.

3. Mix these together with the painting knife.

4. If the paste is not the shade you want just add some more ink until you are happy with the result.

5. Tape the stencil to your page with masking tape making sure it is flat. I have added a little piece of paper below part of the ivy where it would be easy to go over the edge. You'll notice that I have left the backing paper on the stencil - you can remove this but I often leave it and use the grid as a guide.

6. Spread the paste over the stencil  - keeping it as smooth as possible.

7. Check that it is smooth before you remove the stencil from the page.

8. Remove the masking tape and stencil cleanly to reveal the embossed pattern on the page.

You will have a beautiful velvet-like embossed pattern on the page.

Now you can use this as a backdrop for your scrapbook page.
I've used a page from the 12 x 12 Trimcraft Santoro paper pad for the base with lots of elements and papers from the Trimcraft Curiosity Corner range to decorate the page.

 A bird from the "Wooden Elements" inked around the edges and a wing which was handcut from the Curiosity Corner 8x8 paper pad.

Paper and washi tape.

Doilies, wooden element, accordion stickers, twine and buttons.

Washi tape and twine

1 comment:

  1. Oooh a gooey morning! Love the final effect though. Thanks for all the pics, they are worth a thousand words.


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