Look what arrived yesterday!!! I just had to have a play as I've heard so much about it and I have to tell you, I wasn't disappointed, in fact quite the opposite, I was extremely impressed. I took the lid off and delved in but was really shocked at how liquidy it was compared to texture paste which I usually use through a stencil. But I found it really easy to work with and love the texture. Can't wait to mix it with the fresco paints, but will save that for another day.
I used one of my shaving foam tags from the shaving foam technique shown by Suzz over on the PaperArtsy blog earlier this week and used the harlequin stencil using the grunge paste and was impressed how quickly it dried.
I took a blank tag and used part of a flower and a dragonfly stencil again using the grunge paste. It gave a really nice crisp finish and again even though it was quite thick it dried very quickly.
Over at Stampotique this week their brief is simply to use a stencil, so I coloured the grunge paste with the base colours, beach hut, limelight and eggplant fresco paint. I stamped some circles using pen lids, lipstick tops etc in the same colours and outlined some of them with either a black and/or white posca pen. Added Stampotique image Gibi coloured with distress marker pens along with a piece of embossed and sanded core-card.
Basically for the background on this tag I mopped up the above colours using a piece of cut n dry to apply the paints to the tags. I then blended them in using pan pastels in yellow, blue and purple. I edged the grunge paste images with a white posca pen to make them stand out. The bees are Stampotique images stamped in black stazon and the word 'beauty' is pinched from one of their sentiment sayings and again edged in white pen.