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How to use texture paste to create a custom background. A tutorial. :)



Pic with my grandma

Hello friends! Texture paste is such a cool way to add a little interest to any crafting project. It's readily available at most craft supply stores, has an easy-to-work-with consistency, is lightweight [unless you use copious amounts of course! *winks*] and dries fairly quickly. Today I'm sharing a tutorial how you can use texture paste to create a custom background like the layout shown.


1. Start by laying a mask on white [or light-coloured] cardstock. [You can see that it's a well-used mask..*LOL* I really clean my supplies after use!!!]


2. Apply a light layer of texture paste with an ice-cream stick. You can apply it to the whole mask or parts of it. Totally up to you. :)


3. Here is how it looks like when I applied texture paste to the entire mask. You need to work fairly fast because texture paste dries in under 10 minutes [at least in hot and humid weather..].


4. Remove the mask and you get this cool image. Don't stop to admire your work though....go wash your mask!


5. Once you've cleaned your mask, you can return to admire the cool textures you've created. By now, the texture paste would have dried...if it hasn't, you can use a heat gun to speed up the process.



6. Then I misted the raised areas. I used 3 different yellows to get a little more depth in the intensity of the colour. You can use watercolours or acrylic paints with a paintbrush for a more controlled look.



7.  I like to use distress inks in similar hues to further define the patterns.



8. I used some punchinella and distress inks to create more patterns around the texture paste. Then trimmed off the edges and adhered to a piece of patterned paper. [No wastage...I cut out the backs of papers!]


9. Using the patterned paper as a guide, I added embellishments in similar hues.


10. I like to add a variety of elements in different textures for a fun look. :)

What do you think? Will you be trying out texture paste soon?

Supplies: Basic Grey patterned papers, stickers and brad, Tim Holtz mask, Ranger Distress Inks, American Crafts thickers, Cosmo Cricket stickers, Me and my big ideas sticker, Maya Mists, texture paste, burlap, ribbon, thread.

P/s:  To see some other layouts that feature the use of texture paste to create custom backgrounds, please check out the following posts ....Lady in red, Shots from a runway session, Hooligans on the loose and (b)elly (b)utton.




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30 comments:

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW... what a great tute!!! I so want to try!!!... You done well using those vivid colors on your background... lovely photo of you and your nanna!!... Thanks for sharing this!!! I heart this layout a ton!!!... hugs...xoxo

Tenia Nelson said...

So so cool!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Ujjwal said...

I need to find the texture paste soon! I have been drooling over those backgrounds of yours for some time and I am so glad that you took some time out to share the tutorial! Thanks :)

Tracey said...

I have texture paste but, have never used it.....love the effect it creates, thanks for a great tutorial. Think I'll give it a go now:)

mandysea said...

OMG how amazing is that - AND LOVE the colour!!

missybossy65 said...

Fan- bloomin'-tastic! I need this stuff and more mists and more inks and some masks...you are not helping me in my quest to reduce the paraphenalia in my craft room ;0) Thank you for sharing your immense talent x x x

Emily Keaton said...

Wow--what a cool technique, Yvonne!! I don't think I've ever seen texture paste before, but I love what you've done with it. Great layout!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Very cool... is it a bit messy too?

Sherry Eckblad said...

thanks for the tutorial I need to find that paste and then give this a try.

Lea said...

Oh this does look easy! Love the bright colors and the polka dots you added!

Cindy deRosier said...

I totally want to try this! Are all texture pastes essentially the same, or does brand matter?

Angi Barrs said...

Love the yellow and orange. Fab tutorial too. :)

chillin with Quillin said...

this is different, love it!!!
Paula

Helen Tilbury said...

LOVE this Yvonne! Yup I've done a bit with it but I need to be braver!!

Miae said...

texture medium is some of my fav stuff! Love this tutorial you shared!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is awesome! Wonderful tutorial and nice brite colors!

Blossom inch said...

oh yes, texture paste is my best friend and this page is so cool and love the pic Yvonne! gorgeous misting and beautiful layout!

Karen B. said...

Fabulous tutorial! And I adore your layout, the colors are amazing.

Evelin said...

This is a gorgeous layout! :)
Loving the texture... I do have a bottle but I have not tried it yet... LOL... looks like I have to get to using it :P

Annette said...

oh my this is so gorgeous...Love the added texture and those colors are so amazing...Love it

annieambriel said...

Such a gorgeous LO,tutorial and colours are just gorgeous.. :) So CNY appropriate too :)
Happy New Year dear.. thanks for sharing :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooo GORGEOUS! I loveeeee how you made the background....and loving the bold colors! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! What a clever use of that mask-beautiful background!!! LOVE the colors and the title--LOVE LOVE LOVE this LO!

papertrails leaver said...

this is so cool and love the texture!

Julie E said...

What beautiful results. i actually own some of this stuff and the few times I used it I applied it with an offset cake spatula. A popsicle stick is so much more interest and really creates great texture.

Levana Sunandar said...

thanks for tutorial, you gave me new ideas with background stamp. all i need right now is that same paper as yours, lol

TesaB said...

Awesome!!! What a wonderful color explosion and wow for the texture!

Audrey Pettit said...

So beautiful, and so fun! Love the artsy look you achieve with the texture pastes and mists.

Michelle Looi said...

love love this! Thanks for sharing!

Mary said...

Oh, how beautiful is that!

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