I love using templates/mists/texture paste to my page to give it that mixed media feel. For this page I've used some light mist in the background and texture paste with a template.
I have a few masks at home I must admit, but haven't used them with texture paint very often!
But have a look - this is such an easy and effective technique, right?I used a mask by Studio Calico and white texture paste on a light blue background. Looks a bit like clouds there, don't you think?
I love when people use mist on their layouts, but for some reason it doesn't work for me - I have no idea how many times I have tried, but I just can't get it right. But the combinations of stencils and ink, masks and modelling paste work as a charm, so I stick to that :-)All the dots (except the transparent rain drops) are made with the same mask (Prima). I have inked, doodled and used modelling paste to make the patterns and texture. The same techniques are used with two other chevron stencils: I covered parts of them with washi tape to leave the arrows only.
I love masks and stencils, and they can be used in lots of different ways. I started with some blue and brown glimmer mist, then I also used the cog masks to print on the page as well. Using texture paste with masks is also a favourite, so I added some bricks and then layered up all my papers and the photos on top.
For some reason this page was a bit hard for me to make, perhaps because I chose to use a tiny bit purple which is a color that I prefer not to use LOL. The picture is when me and my best scrappy friend took a fish spa. One of my kids came with us and he found it hillarious.
Guest designer - Mandy Dodd
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