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Monday, January 14, 2013

Molding Paste on a Layout?! Oh, Yeah!

I can really get use to this "Artsy" side of scrapbooking.  At times it is simpler and others it makes me pull my hair out!  This time around I was inspired. 

I learned the technique in Creative JumpStart Summit 2013 online event that is ongoing through January (free).  The class by Louise Nelson  is about crackle.  She shows three different ways to crackle.  for my first attempt I chose to do the last option, but I will be working with the other two soon.  This is a faux crackle. 

The photo is of my mother from her photo album dated 1957. 

Ingredients:  Molding Paste, Gesso, Rubber Stampede Crackled Background stamp, Tattered Angels Baseboard and Glimmer Mist, Prima butterfly and ribbon with rhinestones, Kaisercraft wood element, buttons, antique ribbon, Glue Dots permanent, Cosmo Cricket tiny letters, I used a flat canvas because that is what I had for a harder background, but you can use a chipboard type background  (Graphix, Sizzix, and more make a 12 x 12).

Although it did not turn out exactly the way it should I actually love it all the more.  I learned a lot like ...don't make the molding paste too thick because it will not "crackle" but "peak."  LOL  Or be more patience and let the spray run instead of trying to make it move faster ... it spreads out...yuck.  Or yet ... "go with it."  I'm really excited about this one.

New to me Tip:  I used Glue Dots Adhesive to adhere the wood element.  It didn't come loose, but it wasn't lying as flat as I wanted it to.  I remember with my liquid adhesives to clamp the items together because pressure actually aids in the process.  Well, I clamped down the areas that I had Glue Dots.  It worked perfectly and I believe I have an even better hold. 

Upcoming:  I have my One Little Word I want to post about this week and I'm already in the thick of "experiencing" my word for 2013.  Also it's time to "get it in the book" and I remembered I did an experiment at the beginning of last year with adhesives and how well they hold over a year's time.  So we'll check on that one as well. 

Have a Crafty Artsy Day!


  1. OMG!! You rocked this!! I so need try this technique! I am loving Creative Jumpstart!

  2. Wow Deb, this is beautiful!

  3. You did great with the technique- and your background turned out simply amazing! Awesome job :D


  4. You are rocking the artsy, Debby! This is gorgeous!

  5. Oh, I love modeling paste and it's nice to see a layout with it! You did a great job here!

  6. This is beautiful! I love the elements that you layered on the right, and thanks for sharing your techniques!

  7. fabulous!!! looks amazing!!

  8. Ooh, this looks really soft and pretty, the background texture is stunning! x

  9. Wow- this is beautiful!!! Love the crackle effect!

  10. Pretty layout, love the crackle background :)

  11. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the technique. I need to give it awhirl.

  12. I've arrived here via the Creative Jumpstart Facebook page. I also love the Louise Nelson video and now I have to see about trying something similar myself. It's completely out of my comfort zone but this layout of yours and her video have completely inspired me, although I won't complete anything anywhere near like yours but I'll enjoy the playing :-)


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