We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
"Little Gidding"
T S Eliot

Monday, 30 March 2015

True grit!

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!


  1. You should be pleased, it is really effective! Very neatly done too! X

  2. I think this is reallyeffective!

    Lucy x

  3. Its very art deco and its simplicity makes it even more stunning. Its really lovely! Cx

  4. The bumping definitely works and the simplicity of the design along with the clean colours gives it an elegant feel. Gorgeous!