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Mask It: Using Dimensional Paste

Hi there, this is Danielle here today with a tutorial on using dimensional paste with our Pink Paislee stencil masks. I’m working with the She Art Masks, specifically the Vintage Lace mask and the Doodles Mask from the She Art line.

I went to Michael’s to find some dimensional paste, and looked around the art/paint/canvas aisles a bit. I discovered you can find all kinds of different mediums that would work well with our masks! I ended up purchasing the “Fiber Paste” by Golden in white. The reason I like white paste the best is because you can add any color of acrylic paints to customize it, but I left mine white for today’s projects. Other products I saw that would work with masks were “Heavy Duty acrylic paints” used for canvases (these come in tubes in all different colors), or you can also use gesso. Gesso seemed to be a little bit thinner than the paste I found however.

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So first, I laid the Vintage Lace Mask stencil down on a piece of Pink Paislee’s Hope Chest paper. I loaded the credit card with paste and scraped it across the mask with a flat edge.

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I peeled the stencil up carefully and let the paste dry. This material dries super fast and gets hard. It’s awesome, I will definitely be using it again! One tip though: wash your stencil off immediately…and your credit card too if you plan to use them again. The paste will dry on them quickly and will be tough to get off.

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Here’s the finished product on my paper. The paper warps a tiny bit, but will dry flat.

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When the paste is dry, it has an embossed, almost flocked, effect. It looks so pretty on patterned paper, but you could also do this technique on plain cardstock also, as a tone-on-tone look would be really pretty too! Those embossed cards in the department stores are so expensive. With a bit of paste, you can create your own embossed cards very inexpensively! (Or try this technique on a layout!)

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Wouldn’t this be pretty framed? Hmmmm. I might have to try that next.

After dry, I folded the paper and created a card with it. I used one of the Hope Chest burlap butterflies and an Artisan Ribbon, along with the Portfolio sparkly alphas. If you ask me, you can never have too much texture!

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On my second card, I used the She Art Doodles Mask, just the slanted lines, on a Hope Chest paper with the same technique. If you accidentally get more paste on your paper than you want from the other part of the mask, it will wipe right off.

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I trimmed the paper down and added a stamp from my stash that said “thank” and Pink Paislee’s Portfolio sticker letters to spell “you” over the top with a piece of rustic twine.

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Simple, but such a nice added effect.

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I’d love to see your projects if you try this method with your masks. Send us a link on our Facebook page! We always love to see what you are making as well!

Supplies: Hope Chest collection, Artisan collection and the She Art collection.

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6 Responses to "Mask It: Using Dimensional Paste"

  • Marcia Scantlin
    May 30, 2013 - 8:48 am

    Thanks for all the practical tips from someone who’s not been brave enough to try until now.

  • debbie standard
    May 30, 2013 - 1:42 pm

    Super cool – going to have to try this – off to Michaels for supplies!

  • Jean A Marmo
    May 30, 2013 - 1:42 pm

    Love each of these cards!

  • Donna E.
    June 2, 2013 - 4:45 am

    Love the effect! Your cards are simply gorgeous, all the time :)

  • Danielle Flanders
    June 4, 2013 - 11:19 am

    Thank you, everyone! I appreciate it!

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