Friday, June 19, 2015
diy modeling paste, the documented life project
The documented life project's art challenge for may 16 was to use modeling paste. Not having some on hand, and at their suggestion, I did a youtube search for diy modeling paste.
The ingredients vary depending on who is doing the tutorial. Some use talc powder while others use baking soda. Some use mod podge while others use elmer's glue.
I used these ingredients: pva glue, acrylic paint and baking soda. I'm pretty happy with the results. Mary Brockway has a great video on mixing up your own modeling paste.
As I made more than I needed for the journal pages, I used it to make some mail art post cards as well. The postcard above began with washes of acrylic paint. Using a dip pen, I wrote out some impromptu thoughts on what I was feeling that day. Over that I used a doily and some diy stencils and stenciled on the modeling paste.
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sunday sketches and the document your life project