Friday, April 29, 2011

Artsy Addicts Blog Hop - Techniques

Hi There!
This is my very first blog hop!  Welcome to my blog! 

This blog hop is hosted by the Artsy Addicts group over on Facebook.

My technique today is Stenciling with Modeling Paste!  I know this technique isn't new but it's one of my favorite.

I started with a simple $1.00 frame from Micheal's.  You will also need a large palette knife, Modeling Paste, stencils, your fav paint colors, and you are ready to go!

 My stencils are from Walmart...I thought they were plastic but they are just flimsy cardboard...but they did alright for this project. 

I used Tim Holtz grunge wings and random letters to create depth (optional).

I used Glossy Accents to adhere letters and wings.

I painted the whole frame white to start with one color.

Place your stencil down and apply your modeling paste...trying to smooth out your paste like frosting a cake.

I switched to a larger palette knife which spreads much better.

This is what your project will look like.  I let my project dry for 2-3 hours.

I wanted to add more texture so I used this mesh on the wings.

After that dried I was ready to paint.

When you first paint, there might be a bit of small fragments that break from the molding paste which is okay because it will just add the character of the piece!

As you can see I added a bunch of layers!  Can't make up my mind sometimes!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Your next stop is....Teri Dorowsky!


  1. This is awesome! I know my artsy friends will LOVE this!!!

  2. Wow, beautiful and cool technique. I must try this :) Thank you!

  3. Your project looks great. :D TFS!

  4. Beautiful frame!!!!! must look at it again.
    Peggy Lee

  5. Amazing! Love the texture! Beautiful piece of art! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Wow another one I have to try and beautiful project.

  7. Danielle... totally lovin' all the texture and mesh you've used... the frame looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this technique with us


  8. Very pretty! Kelly (walkelmol yt)

  9. Thanks for sharing! Great technique!

  10. I just love your project... thanks for sharing this awesome technique!!! Blessings,

  11. Lovely frame, love this technique, love how the paste came through the netting. Thanks for sharing this, Julia.

  12. This technique demo could not have come at a more opportune time. My Walmart was having a clear out sale due to remodeling and I picked up wood frames like you show for 35 cents a piece. I didn't know what I was going to do with them, but now you helped me plan my next project. I can't wait to try my hand at creating with modeling paste on frames.

  13. Thanks for sharing this technique and your beautiful frame. Awesome job. New follower.
    nana5604 at gmail dot com

  14. Love the final result. Great technique. Thanks for sharing. Johanne L.

  15. WOW! This is so beautiful!

  16. This technique may not be new to you but it was new to me! Thanks for sharing :)