I love how every month there's a new little surprise item. Something that pulls me out of my creative box! This month it definitely was the stencil. I am not very big on mixed media probably because I don't really like messy things. I pushed through that this month and experimented with adding texture.
I started out with a few simple things - the stencil, Liquitex Modeling Paste and a jumbo craft stick. This was one of the first times I've used modeling paste and I found it really easy. I placed the stencil where I wanted to add some texture to the layout, scooped up a bit of the paste and spread it on. I didn't fill in every triangle, I just wanted a smattering.
A few things to keep in mind when working with modeling paste: 1. fill in the negative spaced and then use the side of craft stick to wipe off the excess. 2. Wash off the stencil immediately after use. If it dries it's really difficult to get it off the stencil. 3. Add a few drops to a dollop of the paste to color it. 4. You can use a spatula, but a disposable craft stick is so much easier!
Here's a close up look at the modeling paste texture. I love how it adds a sprinkle of triangles just under the photo. I love the white-on-white look of the modeling paste. It's hard to see in the large photo, but here you can see what it looks like clearly.
I love the bohemian feel of this kit. I used the botanical floral die cuts to border the layout. They add shape and give the layout a whimsical feel. It's very light and airy!
A few stamped flowers here and there all over the layout and journaling card complete the story. A bit of texture, a floral motif and a bold stripe make up the framework of this design. Even though it's subtle, the texture if my favorite part!