The current Paper Artsy challenge is to use texture paste - Grunge Paste, or any other like-minded stuff.
This was an experiment. I like the look of stencil bumping, which I first came across on the Paper Artsy blog some time ago. There is a You Tube video here.
I wanted to see what this technique would look like with texture paste. I used a granular one which is rather gritty, a bit like fine sand, as I wanted it to look really textured!
Decided to try it on the lid of an MDF box. I painted the whole box first, then chose a stencil with a strong image - this is one of my favourites. Used a light blue paint through the stencil first, and when dry, slightly bumped the stencil to the left and down a bit. Then put through the paste, which I coloured first.
I'm pleased with how this has turned out.
So, add a bit of grit to your project!