I started with a 12x12 sheet of heavy cardstock. Using removable tape, I taped the 12x12 Harlequin stencil from Crafters Warehouse to the cardstock. Then I used a palette knife, to spread the paste over the template onto the cardstock. I let the cardstock dry overnight. Since the paste dries white, I decided to add a bit of color with water soluble crayons (mine were made by Caran D'Ache). I crayoned color onto each diamond. Then I used a damp paintbrush to blend the crayon, giving it the look of watercolor. The final product became the base for this layout.
Here is a close of the background paper that I created using the paste.
And now for a little fun! The good folks at Creating Keepsakes are allowing me to give away a copy of this issue. If you love playing with new techniques or are just looking for some fun ways to spice up your pages, you will love this issue.
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