Latest & Greatest Cool Tools With The Crafter’s Workshop

Hi everyone!  It’s Pauline and I’m so excited to be guest hosting Inspiration Station for Becki today.  I’ve had two weeks at home between shows and have enjoyed playing with some of the products from the Latest & Greatest classes.  During the past couple of shows I’ve been very inspired by ideas my students have shared about The Crafter’s Workshop Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste so I couldn’t wait to pull it out and try some new techniques!

I was intrigued with the idea of incorporating mixed media into a scrapbook page.  In addition to The Crafter’s Workshop Circle of Jewels stencil included in the Latest & Greatest Cool Tools class, I also had The Crafter’s Workshop Floating City stencil I bought a few months ago that I had yet to create with.  So, I gathered all of these items together and started creating.

I first positioned my Floating City stencil on the left side of my paper and spread the modeling paste on top.

I then removed the Floating City stencil.

I wanted to add some sparkle to the water so I sprinkled some glass glitter on the modeling paste waves.

I then positioned the Circle of Jewels stencil and spread some modeling paste on the upper right and lower left corners.

I wanted to add some metallic highlighted areas to the cityscape and the circles, so I used some Ken Oliver Iron Oxide and Copper Liquid Metals and a paintbrush to add the copper highlights.  I originally mixed the liquid metals with the modeling paste but wasn’t able to get the vibrant color I wanted, so I painted it on instead.

Once that was done, I just added my picture and some letter stickers and my layout was done. Since this layout is going to be the title page of my book, I opted not to include journaling which I usually consider an essential part of a layout.

Thanks so much for sharing the creative process with me today and I hope to see you in a Latest and Greatest workshop soon!

8 thoughts on “Latest & Greatest Cool Tools With The Crafter’s Workshop

  1. Kymberly Buchanan says:

    That is really awesome! I love the contrast of the white modeling paste against the black and how you added color with the other media! Love, love this inspiration!

    • Pauline says:

      Thanks so much Kymberly for your sweet words! I originally planned on coloring all of the modeling paste but liked the black and white contrast too so I decided to leave alot of the white and just accent with color. So happy to have inspired you!

    • Pauline says:

      Hi Mary Beth–I added the glitter while the paste was still wet, but added the color when it was mostly dry. I didn’t allow for any drying time, I just saved that step until the very end and by then it was mostly dry. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Kathy Baids says:

    Love, love, love this!! I, too, love the contrast of the modeling paste with the black background! Any other favorite stencils you would recommend?

    • Pauline says:

      So happy to have inspired you, Kathy! You are too kind! There are so many different stencils, the sky is the limit! Some of my favorite stencils are from The Crafter’s Workshop, Dyan Reaveley and Tim Holtz. Have fun with this technique!

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