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I have been wanting to play with a technique I first saw a few months ago — using stencils and fiber paste. I’m sure this technique has been around for a lot longer than that, but that’s when I first saw it. Another stamper, Mona Pendleton, uses this technique to perfection, and I love her style. Her style is totally different than mine — she uses lots of mixed media products and is able to incorporate so many beautiful elements onto each scrapbook page and card. Each of her creations is like a work of art.
I bought a jar of fiber paste at a big box craft store and decided to play around with it using the stencils from the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit. I made two cards last night using the same sketch.
On the first card, I just scooped out some of the fiber paste onto the stencil and spread it out with a popsicle stick. After the paste dried, I embellished the rest of the card.
I wanted it to have a rough and uneven texture, so I didn’t smooth it out completely. Here’s a closer view of the fiber paste:
For the second card, I wanted to see how the fiber paste would look if I added ink and colored it. I just mixed a scoop of the paste and three drops of Tempting Turquoise re-inker in a small cup, and then spread it on the stencil.
I love how you could easily make any color of fiber paste you like. It was really simple and fun. Here’s a closer look at the paste on this one:
When I try this again next time (there will definitely be a next time), I think I’ll apply a thicker layer of the paste and see how that works.
If you’ve used fiber paste before on your paper crafting, let me know any tips or tricks you have! I’d love to know!
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Have a great Sunday evening! Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies Used (Card 1):
Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Truly Grateful, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather dsp
Embellishments: Fiber Paste (non SU), Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, Naturals Designer Buttons, Crushed Curry 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Early Espresso Baker’s Twine, Color Spritzer tool (retired)
Supplies Used (Card 2):
Stamps: Hello, Lovely; Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty dsp
Embellishments: Fiber Paste (non SU), Brights Designer Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, Smoky Slate 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon, Build a Banner Simply Created Kit, Typeset Alphabet Bigz die, Color Spritzer tool (retired)