Sunday, September 24, 2017

Modeling Paste and Stencils

Light Modeling Paste and Ranger Industries' Distress Ink:
This technique has beautiful results on a semi-finished collage, on the cover of a greeting card or the cover of an illustrated journal.  Be aware that dried modeling paste remains slightly fragile, forever, if it's been applied in a thick layer -- the way I like to do it!

Today's post lists steps I took to create this greeting card cover:

I used masking tape to secure my stencil to a substrate; next, I spread a layer of light modeling paste across the stencil.
Immediately I placed the used stencil in a basin of water.  That kept the leftover modeling paste from hardening so that I could later clean it with Windex and a soft cloth or paper towel.

After the modeling paste dried on the cardstock substrate, I applied Ranger Distress Inks with a brush applicator.  A "barber brush" or large makeup brush works beautifully.

Pan pastels could have been used with equal results.

I suggest (1) experimenting with adding acrylic paint to the modeling paste before applying it through the stencil ...

and (2) experimenting with other dimensional products similar to modeling paste.  High-viscosity (heavy body) acrylic paint (especially Titanium white) is another medium that works well with this technique.

This greeting card cover was made with my stencil Flowers Version 1 , which looks like this --

Swatton Flowers Version 1

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