Saturday, October 26, 2013

DIY Modeling paste for mixed media collage quick , easy , cheap

I am very excited because I have been playing around with homemade modeling paste. It is quite fun to use stencils and slather on some white paste on a collage page and lift off the stencil and see the magical white impressions on the page. I got this home made recipe from a video by gauchealchemy on you tube. It works great and it saves soooo much money to make it yourself. So here is the recipe ( you can also look up the video if you want to see it made) one air tight container one part white acrylic paint one part talc powder baby powder ( $1 at the dollar store) 1/2 part white glue or mod podge ( this is what I used) It will end up with the consistency of frosting ( do not eat it lol) stir a lot ….. put stencil down on heavy weight paper and spread the paste over the stencil and lift straight up. Wait to let it dry or dry with your heat gun. Wash your stencils and utensils right away, this stuff dries hard. Just look at the photos to see how easy it is.

22 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for sharing this, I will defo be having a try after the Holidays..xx

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  2. tfs. I am so going to try this. happy new year :)

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  3. Looks like fun. Can you make different colors if you use colored paint?

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  4. Can you subsitute the baby powder with flour?

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  5. You can substitute the baby flour with plaster or drywall crushed and powdered (remove paper backing) thin with water and you have gesso.

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  6. sorry that should read baby powder not baby flour...do not use flour.

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  7. You can also add pearl x pigments and give it a pearlescent sheen

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  8. this is so nice... Good idea also for my art! thank you dear! I'm from Italy
    margherita

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  9. Thank you! I can't wait to try this!

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  10. I use household spackle, it's cheap at home improvement or w-mart. Sometimes I sand it just a bit after it dries.

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  11. I use an old credit card to flatten out the paste on the stencil. You can also use food coloring to color the paste before applying.

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  12. thanks for the idea!Anna fron Greece

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  13. Thank you so much ... this I have to try!!

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  14. I bet you could use a little bit of Plaster of paris, instead of baby powder.....

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  15. This is great!
    But I would like to know if you know the long term results? I learned that sometimes when we use stuff from the dollar store or home made in long term result could alter (color, texture or even fall out) so I was wondering if it does that after a couple of years?

    Thank you in advance I hope to be able to use this!

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  16. absolutely interesting,I will sure try this ! hugs from Austria, Erni

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  17. Brilliant! Will definitely have a go at this.

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  18. Thank you so much for sharing your talent. I can hardly wait to try this. Happy Crafting

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