Hey GoGoers, it’s the end of the month, so it’s time for me to share my latest project with you. At the time of this going live, I will be at the fabulous March GoGo Getaway getting my scrap on and teaching some classes to the lovely delegates.
Back to my project and I have been stamping with texture paste which is a technique that Niki taught at a recent Dayaway. This is my finished layout and I’ve detailed below how I’ve achieved the technique.
Firstly, let me give you some advice – wash your stamps very quickly after doing this and a toothbrush helps to get into the crevices and keep them clean. I started with some texture paste – I tried some thick paste, but it didn’t work well at all, so I switched to a thinner paste and a very simple heart stamp. I stamped the heart over the background – here’s a close up so that you can see how they turn out.
I actually wish I’d added a few more as several were covered when I added my photo and embellishments, but I do like the effect, especially when I put some watered down acrylic paint over them using the packaging technique to create a mixed media background.
I added some ripped papers down the side of the page and layered the photo with some papers and project life cards and surrounded it with flowers fussy cut from a Carta Bella Flower Garden paper. I added a few more embellishments and the layout was done. Here are a couple more close ups.
Thanks for looking – I hope it inspires you to try this technique, I will definitely give it a try again. Until next month….