onsdag 25. juli 2012

I have been messy :-)

Super talented Eila Sandberg has visited the Norwegian scrap blog Scrappehuset this week and shares some tips on how to add structure to pages (her tutorial is in English so anybody can follow her). Once I read her article/tutorial, I know I wanted to try out modelling paste!

Please have in mind I hate to mess up my pages and cards and I dislike any medium which has to lay on my desk to dry. So I dislike paint, I dislike mist and anything that require a heat gun! But I loved the dimension the modelling paste gave and wanted to give it a try. So I went out and bought a can of it.

I had some small canvases laying around, probably from a few years back when my kids were into painting. So off I went - misted, inked and added paste.

Here is my first attempt with modelling paste:

Canvas & modelling paste: Panduro. Butterfly mask: Crafter's Workshop. Mist: Tattered Angel. Clay charm: Charms Creations. Pearls, doilie & cloth: Unknown

I din't know where to start, I didn't know where to go, but I'm happy with my first attempt, even both the colors and flowers are very different from what I normally use (so why on earth do I have it among my supplies in the first place?)

The flower spray adds lots of dimension to the canvas

I enjoyed the process and deiced to give a second try. I felt more confident, and decided to try different colors and a new approach. This time I inked the background before I added a touch of clear glimmer mist and  the modelling paste.

Canvas & modelling paste: Panduro. Ink: Color Box. Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels. Butterfly Chipboard: Maya Road. Thistle Chipboard: Imaginarium Design. Burlap, alpha & twine: unknown

I discovered the negatives from the thistle chipboard worked perfectly as a mask, so I pulled out an old circulair frame to use as mask for the sun.

I admit it: I love the structure the modelling paste gave! And as I wanted to keep on playing, I added modelling paste both to my next layout and a card :-) And I will do it in the future, too, I know.

Tell me, have you discovered any fun tecniques lately? Do you have a link to share?
Have a happy, messy week!

11 kommentarer:

LindaSS sa...

Disse var herlige... Så også på den tutorialen, men har enda ikke turt å teste ut... disse to ble i alle fall råstilige.. :D

Klem Linda

Erin Blegen sa...

GREAT canvases, absolutely love what you've done in your experimentation :),


Elisabeth sa...

superduper lekkert alt som er...ingenting annet å si om det! takk for titten

Deanna sa...

so pretty Hilde! It's fun to see you being messy AND girly! :) love these!

Patricia Roebuck sa...

Hilde?! This is awesome! Now I pick up a can of modeling paste and put it back, but now I may have to go for it! I love both of these...gorgeous!

Fleursbydesign sa...

Love it - I have always wanted to try it but wasn't sure I would like it, you did amazing :)

Shellye McDaniel sa...

Truly amazing pieces, Hilde!!! i would love to try this myself sometime

Kate Vickers sa...

Very pretty! I love your canvas.

teacher jessy sa...

Not too long ago, I played with modeling paste and I really love it. Love the texture and what it can do. I really enjoyed looking at yours. So beautifully done!

pysselpetra sa...

Ljuvliga ♥ och det ser riktigt kul ut

Elizabeth sa...

Hilde this is gorgeous! I would love to have you do a guest post over at my blog www.ejoym.blogspot.com if you are interested :) Please e-mail me or facebook message me and let me know! Love this!!