DIY: Coloured Modeling Paste

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!

Step 1:

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!

Step 2:

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!

Step 3:

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.

Step 4:

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.

Step 5:

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)

Step 6:

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“).

Step 7:

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!

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