Hi there! Today’s video revisits a fun technique – - coloring texture paste.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]
Coloring texture paste (or any other paste) is simple. For this card, I used a drop of reinker in a small bit of texture paste… resulting in vibrant color. I mixed it together with a palette knife and applied it to a stamped Peep image with a microbrush. (If you don’t have a microbrush, you could use a toothpick or even a fine-tip paintbrush.)
Before the paste dried completely, I also added a pinch of Cool Highlights Glitter from Elizabeth Crafts Design. The results? Very real-Peep-like!
Oh – and that fun stitched rectangle? I created that with a My Favorite Things Inside and Out Diagonal Stitched Rectangle die. The sentiment is also from My Favorite Things – the Candy Jar Companions Stamp Set – and is heat embossed with Ranger’s Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder.
By the way, I like the My Favorite Things Dye Ink… especially when they’re “juicy” and well-inked. I usually do not reink my dye ink pads but this one I do (every 6 months or so). And the reinkers are affordable! One big perk of this ink: it is easy to clean off stamp, leaving little-to-no transfer of the previous ink.
Here are a few more videos on pastes:
- Comparison of embossing paste and texture paste – I like both and recommend both.
- Coloring embossing paste with ink pads
- Coloring paste with markers
- Coloring paste with inks and stencils
I have a My Favorite Things stamp and die set for a lucky winner. For your chance, leave a comment here by 11:59pmEST on 3/17/15 telling me what the theme was of the last card you made. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)
Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. Thanks for the stamps, MFT!) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), Amazon (AZ), My Favorite Things (MFT), etc.