Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Fun with Homemade Texture Paste

Hello friends and happy hump day! Oh my goodness, I've made my very first batch of homemade texture paste, also called embossing paste-- and I'm having a ball! You might know how cool texture paste is to work and play with and so of course, it's expensive! Since I'm cheap and also a YouTube stalker of clever ideas I could never think up on my own, I found a much better alternative to a $9 bottle of name brand texture paste--THIS RECIPE on how to make my own! It was super simple and I had all  3 ingredients needed, although it can vary and I subbed  white acrylic paint for gesso. Easy!
 So I love the results and will be probably using texture paste til nobody can stand it anymore! Hope you are inspired to make some too--it's neato burrito!!!
Here's a fun little tag to adorn a bag of strawberry taffy. I made this for the TCP Tuesday challenge over at The Cat's Pajamas-this weeks theme is encouragement for a friend and also send it! I really love TCP stamps, yet have few (I want them all and their dies too!) so I made use of this little poochie pulling on a present (actually a Christmas stamp) for my tag.
He's a naughty little pooch but I made him look like he's just being a good friend, hehe ;)
I also tried mixing up some color into my texture paint to get something different than white...check out this dimension with pink, isn't it nice!
 That's all for today my friends! Thanks so much for stopping in to see what I've been up to! Until next time, be blessed and be crafty!


Noelle said...

wonderful tag! I LOVE the texture! And the fact that you made your own paste? So cool, i have not bought any yet either, I will have to try! :) This is one of my fave stamps, love this guy! Thanks for playing with us at TCP. hope you are enjoying our release. :) *hugs*

jessica said...

What a SUPER AWESOME idea Linsey!! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! I will have to give this a try for sure!!!!
And then that awesome tag you made....FAB job my friend!!!!!
I am so glad to see you posting and sharing all your AMAZING projects again! I always love stopping by and seeing your talent at work :)
Have a GREAT Thursday!!!

Kate said...

Wow that is Awesome. I think that is just way to hard for me to even try my friend. Awesome work like always :)

Nancy Thomas said...

You are one industrious crafter making your own paste! This is super, super cute.