Welcome to another Technique Tuesday with Pam! Excited to show you a new technique this week – coloring and embossing texture paste. In addition to sharing this technique, I also wanted to show the versatility of the Honey Bee Scraps stamps so I will be using the same stamps set in two very different style cards- one clean and simple and the other what I call “mainstream grunge”.
The stamp set featured today is “Oh, Snap!” and I used a few different sentiments from the set in my projects! I just love all the great sentiments in this set!
So let’s talk about the technique!
The first card features the colored embossed texture paste as the background for this clean and simple look:
To start place the stencil over a piece of white cardstock and secure with post-it tape on the edges. It’s super important that the stencil does not move when applying the paste.
For this technique I am using white texture paste from Ranger and coloring it with Distress ink refills. Place a scoop of texture paste onto your craft mat and add a few drops of Distress ink.
Mix well with a palette knife until the desired color is achieved- the consistency of the paste should remain like cake icing- if too much color (liquid) used the paste will be thin-and you will have to add more.
Spread as if icing a cake – a thin layer of paste onto the stencil.
Ensure all open areas of the stencil are covered with paste and scrape of the excess.
Carefully remove the stencil from the paper-removing the tape and lifting slowly. Immediately place stencil into a small tub of water or wash as the texture paste will dry onto the stencil.
While the paste is still wet cover with your favorite “sparkle” embossing powder.
Shake off excess powder carefully and set aside to dry completely.
Once the paste/powder is dry, melt the embossing powder using a heat tool. Be careful not to overheat as the texture paste will “bubble”.
Now your textured sparkly red heart background is ready to use on your card!
Using the same stamp set, but with a very different style (my favorite) I also created this card!
Stay tuned in the coming weeks for techniques used in this card to alter the patterned paper and make the repeating background!
Thanks for joining me again this week for Technique Tuesdays!