If I had to suggest one paste to have in your craft room it would be Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste. It is so incredibly versatile. You can use it as is through a stencil for great texture, you can color it several different ways and put it through a stencil or add it on top of die cuts, etc. etc. etc. I will leave videos linked at the very end of this post where I use this paste in different ways!
There is one technique that is so much fun and has the paste react in a way that gives it a completely different look! You can heat set the Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste and it puffs to create a smoother look and also more dimension! Watch the video below for all the details on this fun technique!
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On my first project I went very simple. I wanted to share the white paste on white cardstock. I put the Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste through the Screen View stencil and before it dries I started heat setting the paste. You want to let the heat gun heat up a bit before bringing it to the paste and keep the heat moving. Once the paste has puffed, move on. It will burn and once it’s burned, you can’t undo it!
To shop the Screen View stencil click the photo!
To finish this card I kept it simple. I used the Succulent stamp set from The Stamp Market and attached the stamped image to a circle die cut. For the sentiment, I went again with a simple Thank You from the same stamp set!
For more ideas using the Screen View stencil click the photo!
I wanted to create a little scene on my second project so I used the new Lavender stencil. On a piece of white cardstock I first ink blended the stems of the flowers with Versafine Clair ink. The ink you use here is important. It could overlap with the paste (which will make up the top of the flowers) and you don’t ant to paste to take on the green color. It will do that if you use dye ink, so use a non waterbased ink here. I also used a Fantastix tool to ink blend those tiny stems and not get any ink onto the tops. To color the paste I used a purple dye ink and really used a thick layer through the stencil. The more paste you use the bigger the puff!
Shop the Lavender stencil by clicking the photo!
To finish this card, again, I kept it pretty simple. I matted the panel with kraft cardstock and added a die cut sentiment, again using kraft cardstock for this. To create that chipboard effect and help the sentiment pop from the background I built up the die by gluing several together. Finally, I added a few jewels from Kat Scrappiness for the final touch!
I wanted to stress the point of ink choice on my final card. There are so many times I ink blend my background and want to add stenciling over the top. If you choose to use the Light and Fluffy Paste, like I did here, you want to be sure to use an ink that won’t bleed into the paste when applied. I like the Versafine Clair inks, which is what I used here. To color the paste I used a different product; the new Color Bursts!! They are so pigmented and work fantastic to color the pastes! I put the paste through a new stencil, Maidenhair Fern, which has such fine details! The puffing works great even with those fine details!!
Shop the Maidenhair Fern stencil by clicking the photo!
Again, I wanted the focus on the stenciling so I kept the rest of the card pretty simple. I built up a die cut sentiment by gluing several “hugs” together. To help it really pop off the background and match the mat behind the panel, I used black cardstock. And finally, to help separate the bright background from the sentiment but still let the background shine through, I added a vellum banner behind the sentiment!
This technique is a lot of fun and a great one to use to just add a little extra something to your backgrounds. It’s especially useful this season for adding snow effects to your cards!
If you are interested in any of the supplies I used on my projects today, you can find them all listed and linked down below. Until next time, happy crafting!!
- TCW Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
- TCW876 Screen View 6×6 Stencil
- TCW860 Lavender 6×6 Stencil
- TCW862 Maidenhair Fern Stencil
- Color Burst Trio Unicorn Magic
- Palette Knife Set
- Heat Tool
- The Stamp Market Succulent Stamp Set
- Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
- Versafine Clair Verdant Ink Pad
- Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink Pad
- Dick Blick Studio Brush Markers
- Kat Scrappiness Lime Green Jewels
- Quickstik Tool
- Nesting Circle Die Set
- Versafine Clair Rainforest Ink Pad
- Fantastic Tool
- Catherine Pooler Sugared Lavender Ink Pad
- Heffy Doodle Thanks Die
- Kat Scrappiness Clear Jewels
- Versafine Clair Cheerful Ink Pad
- Jumbo Ink Daubers
- Heffy Doodle Hugs Die
- Lawn Fawn Banner Die Set
- Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive
- Foam Adhesive
- Retractable Craft Pick
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