Good Morning! I'm so excited to share with you that I was chosen to be the Guest Designer over at ABC Toys and Crafts this week! Don't be fooled by the name. The tools they sell are "our kinda toys", teehee!! You know how I love Crafty Secrets, right !?? Well, they sell Crafty Secrets and many other stamp manufacturers. Plus lots of other cool stuff like Spellbinders, border punches, copics, ink ...
Today I'm sharing a layout and card I designed using Crafty Secrets "Sew Special".
I created my own embellishments and background DP using the stamps. The floral DP is from one of Crafty Secrets Paper Pads. Don't you just love the faux stitching. Thank goodness I have faux stitching, because I would be lost on a sewing machine, teehee.
Tip / Technique : Modeling Paste
I added some texture with a fabric swatch and some modeling paste (see the circle cluster along the bottom). It's really easy to work with the modeling paste and it adds so much texture to your work. Lay a metal dry embossing stencil over your paper. Use a spackling knife or old credit card to smear the modeling paste over the stencil until the holes are filled. Clean off your knife and go across the stencil again, smoothing off the top. Let dry. Now just rub over with inks or paints. You can sand it as well. I happen to have 2 brands of modeling paste. They both seem to work well. The first one is by Liquitex and you can purchase it at a local craft store in the artist section. The second is called an Embossing Paste and it is made by Dream Weaver. Dream Weaver sells their own line of metal emobossing stencils as well. I like doing this so much, I'm going to be on the look out for more patterns that would look good in the background of my work.
Thanks for stopping by!