Hi everyone, today I’m on the Lindy’s Blog with a fun project where I create custom coloured modeling paste that you can use on all your projects, not just art journaling (like I do today).
To get started I took some of my The Crafter’s Workshop Clear Modeling Paste out of the jar and divided in three parts. To each part I added one colour of Lindy’s Stamp Gang powder to create the colour I was going for. I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers in Magnolia Magenta Gold and Antique Gold and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in Luscious Lime. Then I mixed the colour with the clear modeling paste to create my custom coloured modeling paste. Because the gold one was still a little to light for my taste I added a little of The Crafter’s Workshop Grecian Gold Modeling Paste and mixed that in as well.
To make it easier I used a different spatula for each colour.
I placed my stencil of choice (TCW842s) on a piece of cheap watercolour paper and then applied the coloured modeling paste over the design, sort of aiming the green on the leaves, the pink on the flower shapes and the gold in random patches. Just be careful not to mix the pink and the green to much, because it creates a sort of dark muddy colour!
Now you can carefully remove the stencil and set the paper aside to dry. This design I created twice. Wash you stencil in between for good results as well as afterwards .
When dry I fussy cut the images leaving a small border. Of course you can also apply these coloured modeling pastes directly to your canvas or other 3D project and work from there!
Now that my embellishments are ready I can work on my background design. Today I’m working in my A4 sized journal. I hand draw in the quote, first with a graphite pencil and then going over the lines with a black Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen (s). Then I applied some white The Crafter’s Workshop Modeling Paste over a stencil (TCW838s) using a palette knife and set aside to dry.
When the modeling paste is dry I can apply colour to my background. I choose a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical in A Bit o’Bubbly (I love the shimmer in the colour by the way!). I applied a little of the powder with a fan brush to my project. Sprayed with water, which makes the colour run and drying with my heat tool when I liked what I had. This I repeated several times until I liked the end result! Then I created splatters with green and pink, mixing the Luscious Lime and Magnolia Magenta Gold that I used before with a bit of water and splattering on the project with a brush.
For an additional fun added element I heat embossed one of the flower stamps in the Clearly Besotted stamp set Beautiful Friends on vellum, using an anti-static powder tool first. I used VersaMark (a sticky ink) to stamp the image on the vellum and then applied some Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder in Tannenbaum Green Gold, tap of the excess and heat emboss. This I did four times and then fussy cut the images leaving a small border.
Now I’m ready to put my page together: I adhered all the elements that I created before, to my page using one millimetre thick foam tape and see through tape runner (for the vellum) and then edged the page sparingly using Memento Ink in Sweet Plum to give it a bit more definition.
Some detail pictures:
And that's it for today's project, I wish you a creative day!