Stencil and Texture Paste Background
I rarely use stencils or texture paste, but I decided it would be fun to play with both with my class.
While creating a few samples, I tried different methods of adding color to the white paste (while still wet or after it was dry). For the above sample (and the first one below), I added some Memento Bamboo Leaves ink to my craft mat, scooped a bit of the paste down on it, and mixed it up. It was very light and whitish which is not the way this ink normally looks, but it matched this patterned paper perfectly (I thought!).
When I sponged the Bamboo Leaves ink directly onto the dried paste (like on the middle sample above), the color was much closer to what I expected it to look like (at least in real life). For this method, I replaced the stencil over the dried panel to mask off the paper where there was no paste and then sponged on the ink. I also tried a water color wash (with the same ink and water from my craft mat) over the whole surface after it was dried (third sample above). That was probably my least favorite method of adding the color, but water color is not really my thing – lol! (My color was very diluted; maybe I would have liked this method better with more intense ink/paint.)
The patterned paper I used is called “Floral Border” by Recollections. I matted my panels with Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel card stock and stamped the greeting with a stamp from the “Banners” set from Joy! Crafts with PTI Ocean Tides ink.
Thanks for checking out my card project!