Teddy’s Thursday Tip….
March 20, 2014 by laurenscraft
Teddy has decided to share his fabulous texture paste recipes, we love playing with this stuff on canvas and on cards.
Before we bet onto the gooey stuff we will show you a canvas made with it (mixed with paint for colour of course).
And some cards too, I love playing with this stuff, and I love stencils too!!
Great effects with paint on the stamps too.
So now for the recipes :)
Rough Texture Paste
1/2 cup Baking Soda
2 Tablespoons white school glue or PVA
1-2 Tablespoons White Acrylic Paint
(some water may be necessary)
Instructions: I took an air tight container and put in my baking soda. I then added the glue, acrylic paint and started mixing. I used a couple of disposable chopsticks to mix it up. I just mixed to get a smooth consistency, I added a few drops of water to get it to the consistency I wanted. There are many types of texture mediums in the store, from light to heavy, so the amount of water you add will depend on the heaviness of the texture you are looking for. Done!
(The mixture keeps well in the air tight container……..some of the moisture float on top, just give it a stir and it will be good to go!)
Smooth Texture Paste
1/4 cup Talcum Powder (I used Johnsons Baby Powder, Make it smell good too!!)
1 tablespoon White All purpose School Glue or PVA
1 tablespoon White Craft Paint
Instructions: I began by mixing all the above ingredients with a bit of water until I had the consistency I was looking for. I tested the texture by letting the medium drop from my stir stick. If it flattened out quickly into the rest of the mixture, I added too much water. I fixed this by adding more of the talcum powder until I felt the texture would hold nicely when applied to a mask. Personally, I like the talcum powder version better than the baking soda! Just use an old credit card or a pallet knife to apply the mixture to your mask or stencil….you’ll love the results!
So that’s it for Teddy this week, hope you like it ;)