Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Impasto technique with the Cuttlebug

1. Put a blob of Matisse Impasto onto a piece of cardstock. Then put another sheet of cardstock the same size on top of the texture paste (Impasto) . Then run it through the cuttlebug with it sandwiched between the 2 B plates. Allow to completely dry before altering it.

2. Paint Black Gesso all over the textured cardstock and allow to dry.
3. Dampen a cloth and rub off the excess Gesso. Then with a dry cloth keep on rubbing until you have what you want. The damp cloth causes a watermark effect in some places. Yes I know it looks like Mickey. My 4 yr old Grandson has already pointed it out.
4. Spritz with Tim Holtz Color wash, Espresso and allow to dry. Then paint randomly Tim Holtz Crackle paint over part of the area.
This can be used to make tags, embellishments, cards etc. 


Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose