Monday, September 09, 2013

Modeling Paste & Stencils...

... go together like peas & carrots, cookies & milk, peanut butter & jelly!

Great.  Now I'm hungry.

I created this canvas earlier in the year and gave you a sneak peek, but just realized that I haven't shared the whole thing yet!  It's a labour of love, using Susan K. Weckesser's whimsical papers and various mixed media supplies:

Supplies:  Susan K. Weckesser patterned paper; ModPodge; LiquiTex modeling paste; Faber Castell Gelatos; DecoArt paint; Unity Stamp Co. and Just Cre8 stamps; The Crafter's Workshop stencil; Ranger Tim Holtz Distress ink; Basic Grey and Bo Bunny rub-ons; unknown canvas; copy paper.

I began by covering the canvas with torn pieces of patterned paper and ModPodge.  Using my fingers, I added some colour, sparingly, using paint.  Once dry, I used modeling paste with the stencil on the canvas for the butterfly image.

Once the modeling paste was dry, I scribbled the canvas with Gelatos and used a paintbrush and water to blend the colours.  I love how the Gelatos give it a shimmery, metallic look!

I then added rub-ons and stamped some images using my two favourite background Unity stamps (Chicken Wire Background and Vintage Handwritten) and Just Cre8 stamp for more texture.

To finish it off, I printed out my sentiment on plain paper, ModPodged it on and finished by adding some colour with the Gelatos, and some doodling.

"Tiaras & things & butterfly wings; that's what little girls are made of."

Aili has since confiscated this and put it on her shelf in her room. :)

Have you gotten messy today?


P/S:  Don't forget about the other challenges on my blog for a chance to win:
September 2013 Sketchy Challenge (deadline:  Sep 30, 2013)
Leave Your Legacy: Top Ten Lists (deadline:  Nov 30, 2013


  1. Very pretty! I'm loving the look of modeling paste and stencils!

  2. I love your butterfly painting and I can't wait to have a go myself. Can I use Gesso instead of Mod Podge and still get the same effect?

  3. Thank you! You can certainly use Gesso but keep in mind that it will cover your paper if you put it on top as a sealer. Instead of gesso, you could use watered down white glue - just be mindful of the amount of water added, as it could cause thinner paper to warp. Hope that helps!

  4. Thank you for your prompt reply, could I water down the Gesso? I will be doing the painting on canvas. Sorry to be a pain!

  5. No worries! :) I don't know if the watered down gesso would be sticky enough to adhere the paper? You could always try it on a scrap piece of paper... Good luck - hope you share the end result!!

  6. Thank you for your help. You wouldn't think that I'm an artist would you? I would share my result if I knew how to! I'm useless aren't I?


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