Thursday, 14 March 2013

PA Grunge Paste play

The fab people at Paperartsy have brought out some Grunge Paste and I had to have some... I've been wanting to get hold of some texture paste for stencilling for ages.  This can do so much more but I haven't had much time to try yet!  So I took one of the door hanging pieces (also by Paperartsy) and the leafy vine stencil.

 I left the hanging plain before applying the paste through the stencil.















You can also mix the paste with paint (this is Tinned Peas) which is what I did here at the top of the hanging.  I just put a little amount of paint on my craft mat and a little more of the GP and mixed the two with the palette knife I then applied it through the stencil with.

Then I decided to paint over the whole thing anyway, but it's nice to know how easy it is to do...!!




I used Vanilla, Tinned Peas, and Hyde Park, a little Beach Hut
knocking back with paper towel and baby wipe to mix and remove .. and adding more paint
i added some Zesty Zing too, round the leaves, again knocking it back to leave just a hint of yellow.
 I also used some Beach Hut round the edges and just a little French Roast to give the edges a bit of an aged shabby look, wiping most of it off.
Finally I added some Treasure Gold with my finger to the leaves
(this is White Fire) and along the groove at the edge.  It was getting a bit dark by this time, just got there without having to use flash!


18 comments:

sam21ski said...

Fantastic and of course I Lurve the colour!!

Sam xxx

Buttons said...

Thought I'd drop by your place via this great post rather than fight my way through 59 other comments on the last one!!!! As well as having a peak at your tattered florals (looking great) it meant I got to see your first play with paste/stencils. Love it Helen! It does become very addictive too so be warned. Hugs, Jenny x

Lin said...

love the look of the grunge paste Helen,and the stencil...those colours look great together..very nice. Hope you are feeling better today??

Virginia said...

Oh I'll have to have a look out for that Helen, I like textured pastes, fabulous that you can colour it like that!

snazzyoriginal said...

Something else to add to my shopping list I fear! Love the stencil and the colours you used, so pretty xx

Leandra Franich said...

Ohh. The tinned peas coloured to paste and still looks like tinned peas!!! How cool is that. And live how you built up the layers of colours. Well done!!

butterfly said...

So yummy - my favourite stencil for paste, and I love your colour layering. Not got the PA paste yet, but it won't be long!!
Alison xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Isn't the texture fabulous, I love texture . Wonderful colour Helen and I love that white you rubbed over the top, I just may need that lol. Tracy x

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant work - the texture looks terrific and it must look fabulous in real life. Love all those greens. Elizabeth xx

brenda said...

The paste looks like it gives lovely texture Helen, another need items me thinks.

B x

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Helen. Something more to add to my AP list!! Will need a carriage to myself on the way home!
xx

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Linda Cain said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!

~Linda

Nan G said...

Looks like you had fun with the new paste! Love the results!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Color me green with envy. And color me impressed. I like what you did with this new paste. Awesome

Alison said...

Great results Helen, love the colours & texture! xx

Almo said...

Hi Helen,this is gorgous, I love that leafy vine stencil you have used and the colours. Hugs Mo x

Carmen said...

Ooh I haven't heard of this paste. How very good of you to test these things out for us ;)

I love what you did with it and I'll def be looking out for it.