Hi everyone, today I’m on the Colourstock blog with a “how to“- tutorial on creating you own coloured modeling paste. And while at it we’re creating a Christmas card (because you can’t have enough of those!). Let ‘s get started!
To get started you need “Clear Modeling Paste“ (I used The Crafter’s Workshop brand) and some colours of acrylic paint. I choose two colours of GelliArts Acrylic Paint: “Chili Pepper“ and “Deep Jungle“.
Because you want to use the mixture later on on a project I prepared my project first: I die cut a square panel from some sturdy paper (not to thin) in the size that I need for my project later on. Then I taped a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Holly Background“ (TCW718s) over that using stencil tape.
Next I took some of the clear modeling paste from the jar and create two separate spots on my work surface. On one I added a little of the red paint and on the other I added a little of the green paint, using two different palette knifes to prevent contamination of the colour. Now I mix the clear modeling paste with the paint and ........ tada your own coloured modeling paste!
Using the two different palette knifes I apply the mixtures of clear modeling paste with paint over the stencil that I prepared before. Now it looks like this. Take your stencil of carefully and wash it immediately!
Next we wait until the coloured modeling paste is dry (it will dry slightly darker then the colour started out in the beginning). In the meantime I went on with Step 5.
When dry you can leave the panel like it is now or you can ad a little something extra, and since I wanted to create a Christmas card I choose to ad some additional bling bling. I placed the stencil back on top of the project en applied some Nuvo Glimmer Paste in the colour “Moonstone“ over the stencil in a thin layer. Then take the stencil of, wash it, and let the paste dry again.
On top of the background I’m going to ad another Christmas element: I choose for a Marianne Design “Snoesjes“ (HM9466) stamped image, that I coloured with Derwent Coloursoft coloured pencils. I stamped on Strathmore “Toned Tan“ paper using my MISTI and Versafine “Onyx Black“ ink.
I coloured the image using the following Derwent Coloursoft pencil colours (I first started with the highlights, using the White colour, and then added the other colour):
Hair: White, Ochre, Brown Earth, Dark Brown;
Skin: White, Peach, Ochre (if you have a more skin tone coloured pencil that you can of course use that);
Other colours: Acid Yellow, Deep Cadmium, Orange, Cloud Blue, Green en Rose.
Because of the small area’s that I needed to colour I used a Derwent “Blender“ pencil to mix the colours on the paper (like you can see on her dress).
During the colouring process I lost some of the black stamped lined, so I added them back in using a black Copic MultiLiner (0.1)
For my sentiment I choose a Wycinanka chipboard: I first added colour using a Copic Marker (G16) and then, when dry, I covered the chipboard with Ranger “Emboss It Dabber“, followed by clear heat embossing (this will not create an even layer but it creates some extra shine).
I also adhered a little piece of white paper behind the chipboard to make the sentiment more readable (adhered with Ranger “Medium Matte“).
Now I’m ready to put my project together. I die cut the coloured image in the size that I wanted, using a My Favorite Things rectangle nesting die set. I created a red mat for both the coloured image as well as the square panel with the coloured modeling paste.
I adhered the two square panels and the two rectangle panels on top of each other using liquid glue. Then I adhered the combined square panels on a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape and the combined rectangle panels on top of that also using liquid glue and to finish my card I adhered the chipboard sentiment using liquid glue and one millimetre thick foam tape.
Some detail pictures:
That’s it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!