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Stencils and Modelling Paste

A while back I bought some second hand wooden wall  plaques. I painted them and put them aside. This week I dragged one out to use for this project.  You could use the Altered Pages Slat Sign.

I decided to go crazy and make a fabulous mixed media piece. I am happy with the end results. 

I began by making  modelling paste. It was made with equal parts glue and paint (color does not matter - I used grey acrylic) and then mix in talcum powder until it has the consistency of modelling paste. 

I used two stencils with the modelling paste to create patterns and rough texture on the plaque, let the paste dry overnight (or longer depending on where you live).

I arranged and glued die cut gears, bead trims, gems, keys and clock face. Then painted with black acrylic paint. Three coats were necessary to get good coverage.

When dry I painted with metallic paints, letting it dry between coats of paint and colors.  Be sure to get in all the nooks and crannies. After the paint has dried, apply silver metallic rub  to highlight pieces on the plaque. 

Add additional pieces if desired.  I added a bulb that says "inspire" and a small frame with cardstock.  Use Stickles as desired to give the plaque a little sparkle.  

Here are some close ups of the plaque.

The color seems to change depending on the light, but I do enjoy these tones. Hope you like it too.

Products used:

Slat Sign
home made modelling paste


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