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Monday, 22 December 2014

Messy Monday - Texture Paste with Aimee

Hi! Welcome to Messy Monday with me - Aimee Dow. I know, right? I was the absolute last person you expected to see here today. When we first started discussing assigning themes to days of the week, I said "Fantastic Idea, uhh but Messy Monday's are all yours.". This past month though, I've been so transfixed by the stencil in the cupcake kit that I thought I would try something new.

I went to stay with my Mum, who is really awesome with Mixed Media. I asked her to give me a quick lesson in gesso/texture paste and what I discovered was really very interesting. I don't hate it. And by that I mean that with enough paper towel and baby wipes to stay clean, it's actually quite fun. This is a huge thing for me. Would you like to see what I came up with?

I used the polka dot stencil on the top with some Prima texture paste. Should I ever attempt it again, I would certainly be looking for a paste that is a true white (suggestions welcome).

I finished the layout off with a few stitched elements. All in all, the only things not in this kit were a few wood sequins I happened to have lying around.

Thank for stopping by,



  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Anna, I must admit I have a new admiration for what you do.

  2. I think the page is great. But you're right... a true white texture paste is essential. What you want to get your hands on is some Whipped Spackle. I think it's by Faber Castell. Brilliant texture and dries much faster too (essential for impatient types like me!)

  3. I've heard Tim Holtz's texture paste is true white and goes on very smooth.

    1. Thanks Sharin, I've also heard it's really easy to colour as well. Worth giving it a go I guess.


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