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Molding Paste and Stencils


Hi everyone.  It is my duty to close our blog blitz with a final card.  Don't worry though, although the blitz is ending, there will be lots of samples posted to the Outside the Box blog using the latest dies and stencils.  We will also be posting the winners of the blog blitz prizes tomorrow afternoon on the OTB blog, so be sure to come back and see if you are a winner.

A few days agao, I posted a card with the new Rhapsody stencil using sprays and ink.  Today I am using the same stencil along with some molding paste to add testure to my card.  I absolutely love molding paste.  You can get similar results with stencil paste or gesso, but personally, I like molding paste.

First, I taped the stencil to some white cardstock using repositionable tape.  My stencil was still blue in spots because I hadn't cleaned it from my last card:


Next, I added a thin layer of molding paste on top using a palette knife (you can use an old credit card too):


I removed the stencil and then cleaned the stencil immediately so that the paste didn't dry on the stencil.  It takes a while for the paste to dry, but you are left with a lovely raised surface.  I took a side shot in the hopes you can see the dimension.  Normally, the paste would be white, but I had leftover blue on the stencil that transfered to the paste:


I next made my heart using the new Butterfly Heart die (98778).  When it cuts, the butterfly bodies are left attached so that you can pop up the wings:


I cut out the heart using the Cupid Heart die (98281).  The Cupid Heart is awesome because it is a solid background heart that coordinates with a bunch of the other Memory Box intricately cut heart dies.

To finish the card, I added some fuschia and dark purple chalk to my molded stencil background and then brushed some black ink on top to really make the pattern "pop." 

Would you like to win the Butterfly Heart die?  Leave a comment to this post by 11:59EST today for your chance to win!



This looks like a very interesting technique. I wonder if the paste can be colored before or after it's applied to card stock.

I had seen this die, but didn't realize the butterflies aren't a complete cut and can be "fluffed" up! Love this! That stencil has such an amazing design too!

I love this beautiful die. Butterflies in a heart shape, thats a cute idea for valentine cards.

Lovely card! Love the new dies and stencils! ;-)

Fabulous creativity! I've never worked with gel medium before but love the results! Thanks for sharing!

This looks like a wonderful release. Like all the samples I am seeing.
Stencils look interesting to work with.
Hope I win

I love this card!. I have never worked with molding paste before but would love to give it a try. I also love the new die because the butterflies stay attached. The blog is such a wonderful place for inspiration.

love this die

lovely die, and it would be wonderful to win one!

Yes I would love to win this die. THen i can make this card.

Gorgeous card. Love that butterfly heart die.

Your card is striking! Thank you for sharing how you made it. I've never tried molding paste and will definitely give it a try. Love the butterfly heart die as well as all the new stencils.

Oh, I did not realize the butterflies stayed attached! Love this dimensional heart! And your background turned out so pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

What a great idea with the paste, and the butterfly cutouts are adorable! Nice job.

What a lovely card.

can't wait for the local store to get some of these new products in!!! wonderful inspiration these past few days!

Beautiful! Love the butterflies!

Thanks for the tutorial. I have yet to venture into using stencils.

A great card - I can't wait to try this with the new stencils! The butterfly heart die is lovely too.

I love modeling paste,too; I need to use it more often! That butterfly die is amazing!

Oh aw!!! I love this die!!!! Your card is is fantastic and my favorite color too!!!

I wondered how the butterfly heart die worked. Thank you for sharing another stencil technique with modeling paste - lovely.

Wow, love the wonderful effect from the molding paste and stencils! So unique and artsy!

Oh my, butterflies and hearts are two of my favorites! Would love to be the owner of this new die.

I love these adorable butterflies! Your card is really lovely too!

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