Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Guest Designer on Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog

I'm so thrilled and excited today to be a guest designer on Balzer Designs, that's the amazing Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog.  Julie is an awesome artist, teacher and designer of fabulous stencils and she hosts Art Journal Every Day where we all get to share our art journal pages.  Julie has had a whole series of guest design posts by some truly wonderful artists showing the many and varied ways they use stencils.  Today it's my turn and my guest design post is all about home-made texture paste.  Pop on over to Julie's and see what I did.

Here is a sneak peek:

I showed the basic white home-made texture paste:

 Here's a close up of the tags:

Tinted texture paste: 
and another close up of the bookmark:

Texture on texture:

Heat embossing the texture paste:

 Adding more texture to the texture paste:

This was the special project I was working on which I mentioned a few weeks back.  There's so much you can do with texture paste.  I got carried away and had to stop myself doing more things or I would never have finished!  When you make your own it costs pennies and you can use it to your heart's content without worrying its going to cost you a fortune or run out.  If you do run out it's incredibly quick to make so even mid-project its simple to whip some more.

Here's an art journal page using some of the techniques:

To see how to make the texture paste and all the projects in full, hop on over to Julie's blog.


  1. Susan, love the techniques, hadn't tried to make my own paste, but sure will now. I wanted to invite you to our faithart online community that we just started 11/1/14, you would fit right in and we would love to bless your faith!

  2. Absolutely love them all! I'm also really glad you shared how you make your texture paste. I have made my own, but not real happy with it. Going to try your ingredients.

  3. Susan, HOW TOTALLY EXCITING to be a guest on Julie's blog! Love it, and LOVE your projects with the texture past! I'm going to hop on over to her blog to see how you made your paste because who doesn't want to make their own as opposed to buying it! Fabulous stuff my friend and congrats on your guest spot! Blessings to you! :)