Thursday, September 13, 2012

Mixed Media Technique: Modeling Paste with Dylusions Ink


Over past couple of months, I have been playing with Dylusions inks…creating pieces and creating even more products to play with like “mop up “tags. So, when I started playing with the Modeling Paste, I instantly pulled a mop up tag from my stash. The results were fun. The tag on the left side of my technique shows the end result of my playing with Dylusions and Modeling paste.

Modeling paste goes on white and creamy. When dried on this inked tag it resulted in a transparent look in areas that came in contact with the ink. It made sense that there would be some reaction, since the inks are water based. I wasn’t quite sure what I would end up with, but this was a pleasant surprise.

On the right side of my technique book, I lightly stamped some watercolor paper and then with the use of a stencil applied some modeling paste. The depth of the dried paste result is perfect, just slightly raised and perfect for cards, pages, tag…The list can go on and on.

Hugs,
Karen
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Mixed Media Technique: Modeling Paste

H there,

I have had some awesome fun building a little Mixed Media Technique Book for my personal use. I found a 3 ½ X 5 watercolor paper journal as the base for my samples. The journals come in various paper base types, but I chose watercolor pages because of the absorbency and my desire to use many inks and mediums throughout the book. Most know that I have a neat technique rolodex at my desk that I use to house my techniques and samples of inspirations, while this book won’t take its place it is more portable.

My first technique is one that I just started to play with using modeling paste. Modeling paste can be used to build up projects, add texture and depth. It takes awhile to dry, but I love the end result. Take a peek at my sample.



I was able to create a blue undertone by using a stencil that still had some airbrushed copic residue on it. The look was so cool when the sample was dry. The cleanup is a little interesting, but if you keep a plastic container of water close to slip your stencil into, cleanup can be easier.

Tell me what you think…

Hugs,
Karen




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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Saying Goodbye to Summer...

Hi there,

I posted this 2 page layout on the SOC Blog this morning.

I'm saying goodbye to Summer with a 2 page hinged layout. I have so many great photos from this Summer. I am always taking tons and using maybe 10 % of the shots. It's always better to have more than enough than not enough, especially for our creative needs...:) I decided to use these pics for this sweet display. I took these photos of my girls right before bedtime. They fight sleep often, but these photos are proof that anytime is the right time to capture a sweet moment and sweet faces.

 
I used K & Co as the springboard for this layout. The elements were so cute and combining them with some precious Prima buttons made this layout fun.

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)

Karen