Greetings crafty friends! Kim here with you today to share a quick and easy card that features the beautiful texture of modeling paste, vibrant colors of the new TCW paints, and the foliage of Marlene’s gorgeous stencil. I’m sharing step-by-step photos of my project so let’s get started!
I’m using a 4.75 ” x 4.75″ piece of Strathmore Mixed Media paper as the base for my card. I also be using the Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste, a variety of TCW paints, and Liquidtex Glazing Liquid.
I began by applying the modeling paste through the stencil using a pallet knife. Carefully remove the stencil and set aside until completely dry. (You can use a heat gun to speed up the process)
Next, mix up equal parts glazing liquid and acrylic paint. For the background glaze, I used Dina Wakley’s Umber paint. It’s my favorite brown. Apply the glaze over the entire background and let sit for a minute or two. (The glazing liquid slows down the drying time and makes the acrylic paint more transparent)
Use a baby wipe, or many baby wipes, to remove the paint until you achieve your desired look. Using a clean baby wipe will remove more of the color. Love that grunge!
Now put the stencil back over the dry paste. It should fit snugly over the raised areas. Use painters tape to hold the stencil securely in place.
Using a stencil brush or foam and a variety of acrylic paints, add color to your creation. Keep the brush or foam as dry as possible to avoid paint squishing under the stencil. Use white paint to add highlights or mix paint colors for shading.
Remove the stencil and enjoy your handiwork! I had a few spots where the paint seeped under the stencil, but I just used a baby wipe and extra umber paint to cover those spots. I mounted my piece on a 5″ x 5″ top folding card and added a sentiment. This was a great project that came together quickly and would also make a great art journal background. I hope you were inspired! Happy Crafting!