Thursday, July 31, 2014

MMMC #3 - Stencils and Pastes

The first of every month is always a big deal around here! The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge had another home run month of entries in July! I click and comment on every single gallery entry, and I truly enjoy visiting each of you and seeing your gorgeous work. THANK YOU for making MMMC a bit hit!

For the entire month of August, we're challenging you to use stencils and modeling pastes on your project. Any kind of thick texture paste will work and we encourage all sorts of different projects! Link up whatever you want, just follow our monthly theme :)

This month our random winner will receive a $25 gift card from Eclectic Paperie! They are a fantastic online crafty boutique, so the lucky winner will surely have fun shopping :)

I created a bright scrapbook page and used a lot of modeling paste in the background. My dear friend Nikky just got married last month! I got the color inspiration from her wedding colors; black and pink (and my teal earrings!).

I mixed my modeling paste with some teal Gelatos to get the great color. I then scraped it over my DCWV doily stencil. I repeated this stencil three times on my layout.

The black borders were also created with modeling paste and DCWV stencils. I mixed my paste with a little bit of black acrylic paint. After the pastes were dry, I painted a haphazard layer of white acrylic, layered various pattern papers to mat the photo, and then added chipboard accents. All papers are from the new DCWV "Melon Twist" paper stack, embellishments are from Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper.

Make sure you visit the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge blog for all the details! You have until August 31 to link up your project to the gallery, and be entered to win a gift certificate to Eclectic Paperie! Can't wait to see what you make!

<3 Rachel

The Winner of my Christmas in July prize package is YOLANDA! Email me at rwkrafts(at) to claim your gift package!

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  1. Beautiful mixed media layout! Love how you used the gelatos with the modeling paste for your background! The black really pops off the page and accents the photo!! Such a pretty pic of you both!

  2. Awesome layout!! I love the colors and how you used the modeling paste. Nice earrings!

  3. This is so stunning! All those different textures, patterns and summery colours just come together in harmony! Love it! :)

  4. That's a beautiful layout! I love the pastel colored modeling paste you made by mixing it with the gelatos, too. Blessings!

  5. gorgeous layout and color combination! Great effect with the stencil paste too. Thank you for putting together this wonderful challenge and gathering place for mixed media projects!

  6. Beautiful layout for 2 beautiful ladies - the texture you've created makes this a stung page

    I've just added my second piece to the MMM challenge - I love creating texture on my work