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Thursday, 12 July 2012

A textured tale of woe

Hello there, Podgy here with my latest ex'bear'iment

We bought some texture paste from Papermaze and I drew the lucky straw for first play with it

Along with the texture paste we bought a mask, as these are great to use for applying the paste in interesting shapes.

I chose some dark blue 12x12 card stock, as I wanted to experiment on as wide an area as possible. I then cut a smaller piece of card as a guide to show me where the middle of the page was, and to mask an area where I didn't want the paste to stick.

I then chose where my first 'splodgings' would be and placed my mask as so

I borrowed Horace's credit card, he won't notice, he rarely opens his wallet!! It was a bit big to scoop the paste with so I cut it in half ( any suggestions on how to stick it back together will be gratefully received, just on the off chance Horace decides to dust the cobwebs off his wallet this decade.)

I then began to apply the paste, thickly, to emulate the thickness of a brick. Well, maybe not quite that thick, I am prone to a little exaggeration occasionally.

Once applied I turned the card around, re applied the mask in the bottom corner, and splodged to my furry little heart's content.

To produce this.

Now we don't own a heat gun, having given it away in a bear tantrum when we decided we could no longer craft, so I needed to wait for the paste to dry. This was the ideal opportunity to read the latest Craft Stamper magazine, one of my favourite reads.

I poohtled back to the craft desk, and decided the paste looked too white, so sprayed some glimmer mists all over it.

Again, not having a heat gun I had to wait.... Goodness this is like watching paint dry!,

I haven't decided what to do with my arty splodges yet, in fact, I haven't even decided if it's all a bit of a pasty mess. I think I preferred it sans mist!!

Maybe I'll start again. Still, at least I was the first bear to play with it.

Anyone know how to remove crusty paste from my paws? Not to mention shimmery glimmery mist from my fur?

With love from the bears 🐻


  1. Awh! I have the perfect repair for cut in half credit cards no-one will ever know it was cut in half, you take one half and dip in in chocolate gently, then bring the other side together and it will glue seamlessly together! Loving the textured brickwork it's really really effective.

    1. Thank you for your suggestion, unfortunately during my attempt to repair the card my tummy grew rather rumbly and I couldn't resist the urge to lick the chocolate from the card, what a disaster as it still had a little texture paste on and I now have chocolatey pasty lips, and a still snapped credit card!!

  2. LOL - what fun your posts are. Next time you nick off with Horace's credit card, pop into the nearest hardware store and get yourself a regular old paint stripping heat gun. They work well but they are a bit hotter (also cheaper). Looking forward to seeing what you get up to next.

    1. What a great idea. Once I've repaired this darned card with something more substantial (and less tasty) than chocolate I'll plan a trip to buy one, courtesy of Horace. ;)

  3. Hmmm...my suggestion not good then :(

  4. Hey Podgy! - if you're investing in a new heat gun you may be able to melt the edges of Horace's credit card and weld them together!! He'll never notice the difference! Lovely effect - you are very experimental of late and I love seeing your new stuff!


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