Hello my wonderful friends!
I cannot tell you how excited I am! I got on my computer to write this post, and I noticed I had some notifications on Facebook...
A post on Unity's page let me know that I am a new member of the design team!!!
*oh, be still my heart!!!*
I am SO excited about this!
Ok... back to the stuff you actually want to see... =)
The other day I set my Silhouette to work cutting more stencils.. (I'm kinda really obsessed... I have no idea how many stencils I have, but it's a lot!)
Anyway, I decided to play around with my stencils, stamps, and modeling paste...
I also grabbed my camera so you could come along for the ride. =)
Step 1: spread modeling paste (or texture paste) through a stencil with largish open spaces.
Step 2: leaving the stencil in place, press a texture stamp into the wet paste... I'm using Unity's "Dots for Sure"
*be sure to clean your stamp well! You don't want dried paste on your stamps. A soft bristled toothbrush is great for getting in the nooks and crannies
Step 3: carefully remove the stencil and allow the paste to dry... (you can speed it up with a heat gun, just be careful to keep the heat moving... too much heat and the paste will bubble.)
Step 4: spray with color... I used Distress Ink sprays, but any kind you want will work...
Step 5: allow to dry (or carefully dry with a heat gun).
for a softer look, take a damp cloth and wipe some of the ink off the paste.
Step 6: (optional) you can stamp on the paste using a permanent ink suck as Archival Ink.
I love the additional pattern you get from stamping over the textured paste. If you look at the picture on step 6, you will notice the swirl is a solid stamp... however, when you stamp it over your texture, it highlights all the textures.
I love the layers of texture! (honestly, it's way better in person because you can FEEL the texture!)
This is made with 3 different stamps.. I love altering the look of stamps by layering them!
Paper: DCWV, watercolor paper, card stock
Ink: Distress Ink Archival Ink
Stamps: Unity "Dots for Sure", " Being Kind Strengths Other", "Learn. Discover. Grow" & "Create Today"
Stencil: Silhouette "Doodled Daisies"
Other: Distress Paint, Perfect Pearls, modeling paste, rhinestones, sequin flowers