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Saturday, June 8, 2013

 

 
I recently picked up some beautiful new MME papers and thought this MIM is the perfect opportunity to use them.

 
A few posts ago I had tried an idea I had using modeling paste.  The results were good, but exactly what I wanted. 
Stephanie had a great suggestion:
 
Another great post Kara. I like the layered look you've achieved here and all the creative experimenting you've been doing lately too. I am curious, if you've tried using the paste on a nonstick sheet, and if you can transfer an element to paper after it dries?
 
Genius, right?
So, of course, I tried it right away.
It totally worked.  I spread a thin layer and a thick layer of modeling paste over stencils directly onto my craft sheet.  Both worked!
Tip #1: Let it dry COMPLETELY.  I get a little impatient sometimes:)
In the photo below you can see I tried coloring them in various ways before and after spreading it onto my craft sheet.  The pieces colored with gelatos were colored before spreading over the stencil.
( I used my least favorite gelato color to test..lol! Just slice a piece off of the stick and mix it into your modeling paste with a palette knife)
  Because it had water based color added to it, it dried more flexible than the other pieces.  The ones that are solid modeling paste are a bit more stiff and brittle.
Tip #2: Be careful.  Both keep their shape well, but are still very fragile.
They took every coloring medium I tried very well. 
 My favorite were the pieces sprayed with the HS Color Shine sprays.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!
 


Cardstock: PTI White, Harvest Gold
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: PTI SS Birthday
Ink: PTI Aqua Mist, New Leaf
Dies: PTI Turning a New Leaf, Beautiful Blooms II
Other: Copics, Gelatos, Color Shine Sprays, Acrylic Paint, MME Dots

12 comments :

  1. Love your MME banners. So fun to see what you are doing with the modeling paste, thanks for the tips!

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  2. Brilliant and beautiful. As always.

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  3. Kara love your MIM card, so beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful card Kara. MME papers are my favorite!!!

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  5. Love the card! Thanks for the tips! Modeling paste is on my list of things to try.

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  6. The banners and your hand made bloom are pretty Kara!

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  7. Gorgeous card. Love the flower and those beautiful papers,

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  8. Oh Wow, Kara! It looks like it totally worked on the craft sheet! I love the look of your banner card, the modeling paste flower is the perfect embellishment. (Thanks for the shout out too ;) You've inspired me to dig out my Spellbinders pastes to play with again as soon as I find uninterrupted play time.

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  9. Gorgeous...
    as always!
    Love the papers and colors...
    but that fabby bloom...
    makes the card! :)

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  10. So very artistic, Kara! Your modeling paste flower is awesome on this beautiful card

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  11. Love this, Kara! Can't wait to try it. Especially interesting edges you get with the modeling paste. Crazy about you citrusy paper you used too!

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  12. Another fabulous card! Sigh, I always enjoy visiting your blog, Kara-- such beautiful inspiration!

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