Sunday, April 16, 2017

It was great to see that Stampin' UP has included a texture paste in the upcoming catalogue.      When they announced a new embossing paste I envisaged a totally different product to what they demonstrated at On Stage.  I guess they had to create their own name for a product that has been around for a while now and would be very familiar to anyone dabbling in mixed media art.

Along with embossing paste, that can be used as is from the jar or coloured with re-inkers, they also have a four pack of Decorative Masks in the patterns of brickwork, clouds, Moroccan and a doily design.  I would really love to have seen stencils that echo some of their more intricate die designs and so I decided to create my own stencils from cardstock.  Depending on what medium you use, this type of stencil is sometimes only single use but it's easy just to cut another.  The negative can be used as a stencil and the positive, also covered in embossing paste, makes a great embellishment for a card or scrapbooking page.

  This stencil was created using a piece of scrap.  Not such a good idea because you then have to mask over the gaps to avoid overspray.  I used a mixture of Sahara Sand re-inker and rubbing alcohol in a spritzer to get this air brushed effect and I was able to use the same stencil to get more images on the white cardstock below.

Even though I used rubbing alcohol (instead of water) which aids the drying process, the stencil absorbed too much moisture and I had to cut a new one.  This time I used a full piece of A5 Delightful Dijon cardstock which has never been a favourite and is an outgoing In Colour so a good way to use up my supply.

Along with the crisper embossing paste image I also have a couple of  partial images which helps to created a background with a ghosting effect.


It's not really obvious that the die cut on this card is actually Delightful Dijon as you can see it has been distressed with a mixture of Stampin' UP Embossing Paste and Gold embossing powder which softens the mustardness of this colour.  (I think I just invented a new word!)

I'm certainly looking forward to seeing what projects and uses Stampin' Up demonstrators will find for this new product. 

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