Saturday, January 28, 2012

Modeling Paste...Who Knew?!?!!

Had fun playing with modeling paste this afternoon.  Love this stuff!!! You can put it right on the canvas, over paper, over paint, and mix acrylic with it to make it whatever color you want or after it dries you can paint over it! Next time I will have to take pictures throughout the whole process, today I was so into the process I didn't even think about that! (Again I'm still learning)

Today's project was a 5x5 canvas that is also about 2" deep.  I chose to put paper down 1st before using the paste to make the cross. I added some flourishes while it was wet and let it set. When it was dried, I painted it brown, added a little mustard coloring, then used Stickles and Perfect Pearls to get a distressed look.  I embossed a heart and stained the whole cross and heart with a Distress Stain. Add some hardware, and paint the edges and here we are!

Can't wait to play some more soon! Happy Crafting!

Well I've finally plunged into the world of blogging.  Here we go!

So after lots of looking and playing with various techniques, I think I've finally found out how to add some extra texture and dimension to my canvases!  I can't wait to try them out (as soon as Little Bit goes down for a nap) I will post pics as soon as I finish them!

Let's start this adventure together!!!