Ever wonder what the heck texture paste, gesso and all those other mediums are and what they are used for? Way back in the Summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine we asked Christy Riopel to do a feature article called “Mad for Mediums” to answer these very questions. In this article, Christy played with and explained the various uses of the different kinds of gesso and texture paste. Her projects included techniques using a variety of different types of gesso with everyday scrapbooking supplies like stencils, recycled magazines, distress spray, dies and so much more. She had so much that she wanted to share with everyone that we ended up dividing the article into a TWO part series. Part one can be found in the Summer 2016 issue and Part two can be found in the Fall 2016 issue.
Coloring Texture Paste
One of my favourite techniques that Christy taught in this article included a number of different ways to color texture paste. On this layout Christy colored the Ranger texture paste using Ranger Distress Spray Stain ink.
Start by placing the stencil on paper towel and spraying a few different colors directly on the stencil. Gently move the stencil wet side up, to your scrapbooking layout. Using a spactula gently apply texture paste through the stencil. Working it a bit to spread the color. Let the paste dry naturally or use a heat gun. If you use a heat gun the paste will puff up a tiny bit.
The Summer and Fall 2016 Issues
Unfortunately, the summer 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine is completely sold out.
I still find myself grabbing these two issues when I want to play with my gesso! Christy had a way of making everything look so easy – I know I have said that before!
Thank you so much everyone for enjoying #rememberingchristy on the blog with me today.
Have a wonderful saturday.
In loving memory of Christy Riopel – we continue to raise money for the Christy Riopel Art Scholarship. To date – one scholarship has been given through The Boys & Girls club of Calgary. This warms my heart knowing that Christy continues to spread gentle, caring and inspiring love through art in our world. Thank you so much to everyone who donates. We appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.