Tuesday, April 29, 2014

1700's Building Texture

Welcome all!

Paula Phillips aka JournalArtista here.  I am so happy to share with you my page using the 1700's Building Stencil  designed by the awesome Carolyn Dube.

My page started out with a layer of brown paint with a few napkins collaged on top.  I then chose this technique to apply the Golden Light Molding Paste:

I should have left the page at that, but I decided to add some deep purple.  Way too dark!  I dry brushed a bit of gesso to tone down the darkness, shown here:

I then added black marker to outline the edges of the light molding paste, using my finger to smudge a bit.

Happier with the way the texture pop'ed, I added a bit of yellow paint in the window openings.

Don't give up when you think something is too dark!  Just add a bit of gesso and work through those uglies!

Much Love,


  1. Paula, it's fabulous! I love your incredible colours and rich texture!

  2. You've given that stencil real life. LOVE the textures, the colours and the background.

  3. Always so inspirational Paula thank you!

  4. O gosh, I love this Paula. Fantastic results!

  5. Paula you are awesome! The serendipity of the ink on the stencil and the molding paste leads to such great fun!

  6. I am loving this, Paula! I really love love love the muted purple and greens in the pic right after the video. Your page turned out awesome….thank you for sharing!


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