Micaceous Iron Oxide Stenciling

December 31, 2014 in Mixed Media Posts, Video Posts by Ursula Smith

I have been promising my Mom this video for a while! Well, at least I made it before the New Year started ;) .

In this video, I use Micaceous Iron Oxide paint with my own stencils in order to achieve a similar look to the tag that I posted over here in Cre8ive Klatch. In that post I used an embossing folder to add texture to the Micaceous Iron Oxide paint. However, I wanted to be able to use my own designs and achieve a similar look. Since I am not blessed with a manufacturing company that can make embossing folders from my designs ;) , I decided to use a different process. This is a similar process to another card I a made not too long ago where I used Molding paste and a stencil. In this video, I used the modeling paste and Micaceous Iron Oxide paint. There are 2 techniques, but the one where I use the paint directly through a stencil is the quickest and easiest and it looks awesome. The other way is to paint the Micaceous Iron Oxide on top of a stenciled design made with the molding paste- good if you have one of those laying around. Either way works, and it is quick and easy!

 

 

These pictures hopefully give you a good view of what the painted, stenciled paper looks like after the process…

Micaceous Iron Oxide Painted and Stenciled Card 1

Micaceous Iron Oxide Painted and Stenciled Card 1

Micaceous Iron Oxide Painted and Stenciled Card 2

Micaceous Iron Oxide Painted and Stenciled Card 2

Micaceous Iron Oxide Painted and Stenciled Card 3

Micaceous Iron Oxide Painted and Stenciled Card 3

This is another “Take 5″ project- it only takes 5 minutes- although you do need to account for drying time. Give it a shot- it’s super easy and looks fabulous! Enjoy!!

 

And I wish all of you a wonderful, Happy New Year in 2015!!

Merry Christmas!!

December 25, 2014 in Mixed Media Posts by Ursula Smith

For those who celebrate- Merry Christmas! And to everyone- I hope you have a fantastic 2015!

Carved Stamp Penguin

Carved Stamp Penguin

Upcycling Gift Bags

December 19, 2014 in Mixed Media Posts by Ursula Smith

I just wrote a post for the collaborative project I am part of called the Cre8ive Klatch about stamping on gift boxes. (You can find that post here.). I am actually not a fan of stamping on gift bags however. They usually have too many folds in them and are pretty difficult to get a clean stamp impression. But sometimes, you really need a gift bag makeover ;) and that is where paint and molding paste are your friends!

I used a stencil and ran molding paste through it onto this gently used gift bag. After the paste dried I painted over the stenciled image, and wiped some of the paint off the raised design. It ended up looking like this:

Molding Paste Upcycled Gift Bag

Molding Paste Upcycled Gift Bag

 

Of course you could always do the same thing to a gift box:

Molding Paste Upcycled Gift Box

Molding Paste Upcycled Gift Box

 

I am working on a video to show how to use a stencil with paint and molding paste so look for that in the next few weeks! Enjoy!!