Saturday, June 15, 2013

Homemade Texture Paste For Texture Designing by Gabrielle

Hi there.
Rachelle back with a great way to 
save money on texture paste.
I found this great recipe awhile back on
one of my favorite designer's blog;
none other than
Gabrielle Pollacco.

Homemade Smooth Texture Paste

 1/4 cup Talcum Powder (I used Johnson's Baby Powder, Make it smell good too!!)
1 tablespoon White All purpose School Glue
1 tablespoon White Craft Paint
Some Water 
Instructions:  Combine talcum powder, glue, white paint with disposable chopsticks (or plastic spoon) in an airtight container, adding water to get it to the consistency you are looking for.  You want a nice thick texture much like toothpaste.  The mixture will keep perfectly for many months. Here is a basic step by step on how I apply it....

Lay your mask onto your page where you want your design to show (It helps to outline in pencil your photo placement).  Using an old credit card or a palate knife, apply texture paste onto mask in nice firm even strokes.

This is how your texture design will look when you lift the mask.  The paste dries nice and quick but if you want to speed up the process and help to keep your page from getting buckles, it helps to apply a little heat/air with a blow dryer on a low setting.  You can spray your design with mists now if you like, or rub on some inks.  I chose to just leave it white for this layout because I just thought it gave a nice contrast to the background.  Once the paste is dry, continue to add your embellishments to finish your page.

Trust me it works and last for months.
This is a great tip on saving
scrapbook money.

Try it. You'll be glad you did.
Thanks for stopping by and 
remember to 

Scrap That~Scrap Outside Your Comfort Zone & Southern Girls Punch It Out and more...

Hi there peeps!
Rachelle back today to share a layout 
I created for several challenges:


Here is the sketch I used:

Brenda Ragsdale.
I love all her sketches.

Let's take a look at my take:

 I masked a stencil using Gabi's
homemade texture paste.
{recipe will be in next post}
I finally used spiral flowers I created which
are so much fun to make.
You can see the 
paper punches & die cuts.
I had fun with this one. It took more time than normal.

More Views:

"My granddaughter. Adrianna was a beautiful flower girl
at her dad's wedding".

Die cuts & homemade spiral flowers. 

I will be submitting this layout for these challenges:

I hope your were inspired today.
Stay tuned for the 
texture paste recipe.
Thanks for stopping by and
keep scrapping.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

CAS-ual Friday #104 Banners & Make it Monday Challenges

Hi there peeps!
Rachelle here sharing my latest card creation
I did for several challenges. They are:


I so love banners I had to get busy with this one.
Here's my take:

More Views:

I hope you were inspired today.
Thanks so much for stopping by
until next time "Craft On."