Hi Everyone, this is my first tutorial for Gingersnap Creations, and I'm a little nervous!! The technique I want to show you today is how you can easily create some fantastic dimension to your projects.
I want to create a raised image of this lovely cherry blossom and birds.
For this, I use Molding Paste which you can colour using acrylic paint. I have used black as I want an oriental feel, but it would work really well with pastel shades for a springtime project.
Position the stencil on your project. You can use scotch tape, spray mount or other repositionable glue to hold it in place, but take care that these do not leave a residue behind which affects your paper surface. The larger stencils tend to be quite easy to work with as you can hold them in place on the blank areas. Using a small spatula, cover the stencil with the mixture.
When all the area is covered, carefully remove the stencil and allow to dry. You can add small embellishments at this point such as glitter or seed beads so long as you don't disturb the image. Be patient at this stage, as the paste has a long drying time!
I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and feel inspired to give this technique a try!