Friday, February 15, 2013

Winner of the Faux Modeling Paste Challenge...

Thank you everyone who entered. All the projects were Awesome! I wish I could have chosen them all. Angela Holt's Design Team and I all voted and it came down to a tight race between two of you.  It was very hard to decide but we have chosen a winner.....

AND THE WINNER IS.....................................

DEE DEE's Boney Man Altered Tin!!!!!!
Congrats DEE DEE!  Please Contact me with your information to send you your Gift Certificate to
Lavish Laces!

Here is Dee' Dee's Project and a link to her blog for more a more detailed look..

Again Thank You Everyone who entered and tried out my Faux Modeling Paste!
Your all Winner's in my Book...
Virginia Dare

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Faux Modeling Paste Technique Challenge by Virginia Dare "Dare's Designz

This Technique is usually seen with modeling paste or artist spackle, I first saw it done by Fiona Jennings on youtube. I didn't have artist spackle and could not find it any where. I found that modeling paste was very expensive. So I experimented and came up with faux modeling paste spackle by mixing dry wall spackle with mod podge. Here's what you need to do. Step by Step. See
how to enter for a prize tabs above if you would like to try this. I will have the requirements I'm looking for listed at the end.

Virginia Dare of "Dare's Designz"

                                                 STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS

 Paint your box with Gesso I used a simple paper mache box

 Using Graphic 45 Paper from "Once Upon a Spring Time, I cut out the images I wanted.

 To Make your Faux Modeling Paste Combine the following found at Family Dollar Stores

 With Mod Podge Matt or Glossy

 What your working towards making is a Faux Version of This

This is what the Spackling Paste Looks Like
it's dry and feathery light in consistency

In a container add some spackling

Pour in some Mod Podge a little at a time, you
will be using more spackling than mod podge

Your Goal is to come up with the same
consistency of Modeling Paste Shown Here.

Your end results of your mixture should look
like this. * If your mixture starts to be runny as
you are working with it add more spackling

Now Get out your spays and powders
I used the following from Lindy's Stamp Gang

And Pearl Ex Aztec Gold

Using mod podge on the back of your images
adhear them to your dry box

Next with a spatula add your faux modeling paste
as if your icing a cake,  you can create the texture
you want, or make it smooth it's up to you.
Apply it around your images on all 4 sides.
Carefully to not get it on the parts of the image
you want to show. If that happens you can scrape it
up with your spatula

Next use your two darker colors 
spray or paint it on the paste while it's
wet.  Darker Color first

This next part was trial and error for
me,  placing  the pearls where I wanted
I then ended up having to glue them on later
in the indentions made in the paste
after it was completely dry (Over Night)

Make sure you leave room for your
top to fit. Again Oops on my part,
while your paste is wet still use
your spatular to create a line
so your top fits like in photo above

Now Spackle your top and color..

While your Box is Drying..
Find the goodies you want to
embellish your box with.

I found this fairy in a thift store and
colored her with alcohol inks.
You can decorate your box however you wish.

I set my Fairy in place on top of the box while
it was still wet to make an indention where I wanted her to
be I used a *quick dry glue on the base and pushed her down into the
(*Mixed Media Glue from Canvas Corp
 but you can use E600 or any similar glue)

Let box Dry overnight! Very Important
Add your finishing touches Beads Trim
and rub the Pearl Ex where you wish to
add Gold  Touch up any area that may need
more color.

Paint over with Floor Wax to add a shine or use glossy accents Optional

Now that you've seen how to do this technique. Make a Project Using the technique
following the rules in the tabs above.  I must be able to see the following on your project

Images from any paper line or a printed image.. Using Graphic 45 Papers for your project is a Plus!

I  must be able to see the faux modeling paste texture you created. Everything Else is up to You.

Deadline Feb 12st 2013~ *Open To All~ Winner Announced Feb 15th 2013

Prize  $15 Gift Certificate  To  Lavish Laces on Etsy

*except AHD-Creative Team
Click on photo to visit Lavish Laces, a place to buy beautiful laces and trims, at great prices.

Have Fun! :)

Sunday, December 2, 2012

New things coming to this blog!!

I want to announce that many many new things are coming to this new challenge blog!!! Angela Holt Designs Creative Team will be announced later this month and with that comes awesome challenges from each of them with fabulous new prizes to win!!! So be sure to check back in Jan for more updates!!!

Your Crafting Educator,
Angela Holt