Monday, August 25, 2014

Modeling paste and a homemade Stencil

The Challenge over at the Mixed Media Blog is Modeling Paste and Stencils. I use this technique quite often in background sand decided to challenge myself and use the technique as the focal point on a layout.

I started with some book pages and white gesso.

I did not really have any stencils that I thought would qualify as focal points so I made my own.  I sketched out a design on some cardstock and the cut it out with an exacto knife.

Next I applied the modeling paste through the stencil. Once the paste was dry I used a wash of watercolor paint to add in some color.

I then went over the raised modeling paste with some Pan Pastels. I added some shadow to the flowers with a black pen so they popped off even more.

I  added some drips down the page and some stamping at the bottom of the page (so the flowers weren't floating in mid air)

I can't decide if my page needs a quote or not - for now I am leaving it as is. As always, thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the challenge for my inspiration.


  1. I love how you made your own stencil. The dimension of these flowers is awesome. Thank for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  2. this is really really gorgeous. i just LOVE that you created and hand cut that stencil! it's really a beautiful page. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  3. I have always wanted to make my own stencil like that but haven't gotten around to it yet! Thanks for the great inspiration, love your project. Thanks for playing along in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  4. Pretty! I need to start making my own too!