Jun 11, 2015

Technique Junkies-Seahorse Card using Texture Paste

Happy Thursday-
Whew! I have been a busy lady. I went to Chicago with my Grandson's class trip and then turned around a few days later for a WONDERFUL craft retreat with some dear ladies from my hometown. While it has been fun, I am ready for things to slow down (just a tad) and get back to my routine.

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Seashorse stamp from Technique Junkies.

A while back, I purchased some of the Ranger texture paste and now I am in LOVE with the product.  It was fun, and so easy to work with.  It adds great dimension and texture to your project.  Here's how I made this card:
  1. I put a stencil on top of a piece of water color paper.  Using a spatula, I spread a thin layer of texture paste on top.  Carefully remove the stencil.  Clean your spatula and stencil immediately. Allow the paste to dry on your card before moving on to the next step. For this card I cut out my own stencil using Life Is A Beach Cricut Cartridge.  If you would like to try using Texture Paste, check out the stencils for sale at Technique Junkies in the Products and Accessories section.
  2. I stamped the Seahorse image using green distress ink and then embossed over the top with clear powder. Why did I do this?   I wasn't sure if I would be spraying the card with water later and therefore wanted to use a solvent ink but I only had Stazon in black.  I didn't want the seahorse to have a stark black line so I used the same green I would be rubbing on the card later and embossed it.
  3. I colored in the seahorse image using a watercolor technique.  I used my paintbrush, my distress inks and some water to get this look.
  4. I used green and blue distress inks and rubbed them on the card using a blending tool.  If you don't have a tool, you can use a sponge or Makeup wedge. 
  5. I let water drip off of my fingers onto the page to create the "bubbles".  When doing this I tried to avoid the seaweed and the seahorse.
  6. I used a Wink of Stella Pen to put sparkles on the seaweed and the seahorse. You can't see the sparkle in this picture but in person it adds just the right amount for some shimmer without being overdone.
Thank you for checking out my project today.  I hope the rest of your day is AMAZING!!


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