Thursday, June 30, 2016

Make It Monday #254 - Stenciling with Texture Paste

Hello Friends.  Ashley has a great video on adding color to texture paste in this weeks Make It Monday challenge, and it's one of those challenges where you don't know how cool it's going to look until you remove the, fun, fun!

I played around first with the Modern Background (PTI) stencils, a Tim Holtz Flourish stencil, and making one of my own stencils using acetate and the leaves from the Songbirds die.  If you enlarge the photo, you'll see the leaves did not turn out so great...paste and ink crept under the stencil...grrrr!

Here's what I came up with using the 2 top squares:

I cut out a small card using the new Scalloped Note Card die in Hawaiian Shores cs, added my square with the texture paste that was painted with Hawaiian Shores & Aqua Mist inks, a spray of flowers from the new Forget-Me-Not set and the die cut "gift" from the Don't Forget to Write Home kit, and inked them up with Pink Lady, Scarlett Jewel, Aqua Mist, & Hawaiian Shores inks.  A little flower shaped tag (from Tiny Tags) made a great spot to put my "A" on.  Here's the inside:

Here's my 2nd card that I used the Flourish stencil on:

Used the same Forget-Me-Not set again but with Amethyst Allure and Royal Velvet inks and cs.  I also threaded some white bakers twine through the holes to add a little extra visual interest along the outside.  I used to have some really skinny ribbon (like maybe an 1/8" wide?) that I think would have looked really pretty woven through the holes too, but could not find it!

Here's a closer up shot of the flowers showing the sparkle from my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen:

Still a little hard to see even in this close up, but trust both cards those little flowers really shimmer!!  :0)

This really was a great way to add multiple colors to your embossing paste without having to make separate little pots of each color.  Make sure you check out Ashley's video and BEAUTIFUL card, and then play along...lots of fun and you can find it all right HERE.  

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!  :0)


  1. The raised texture is so beautiful on both, Marcia. I can see you had fun with this technique too! Gorgeous colors together. The green flourish looks like a tapestry! The pinks on the gift script and the sweet flower 'a', perfect! And sweet stitching too? Just wow!

  2. Marcia, both cards are beautiful and I love the color combinations you used (especially the purple and green!). I think I see a flourish stencil in my future....

  3. The cards are really pretty Marcia. I really like the flourish one. It is nice to be able to do spot coloring or a gradient, but coloring the paste is more reliable for me!

  4. Wow! These are great! You did a fantastic job with this challenge!

  5. Wow, these are gorgeous Marcia! I love the sweet gift tag you made. These are both breathtaking!!

  6. Marcia, both cards are gorgeous! That flourish stencil makes for a beautiful background, especially with your green and purple. Your scalloped card is so sweet. Now for sure I need Forget-Me-Nots!

  7. I love all four of your stenciled panels, Marcia Your cards turned out amazing! The new stamps are so pretty~back to my "wish list".

  8. both cards are amazing... you really nailed the MIM technique!!

  9. Wow--great use of the technique, Marcia!


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