Working with Lunar Pastes by Karen
The Simon Hurley create. Lunar Paste is a creamy and colorful paste with a metallic shine. In this miniseries, I will be sharing different ways you can use the product.
To get started I took a pallet knife and spread the paste onto a piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock. I used the Later Gator and Clear Skies paste colours. I set this piece aside to dry (it doesn’t take long) and will come back to it later.
Next, I stamped the Taylored Expressions “Gifted Background” stamp onto some heavy weight black cardstock using VersaMark ink. I covered the stamped image in white embossing powder and set it with my heating tool. I repeated the process to make a second piece.
I added some pastes to a silicone mat and mixed in a bit of water. I used paint brushes to paint in the different gifts on the background, leaving every other gift unpainted.
For the sentiments, I went back to my first piece with the smeared pastes. I picked out a section in the green and in the blue to stamp and die cut Happy Birthday from the “Happy Birthday Sentiments” by Waffle Flower.
To finish the cards, I trimmed down the black cardstock backgrounds, attached them to card bases and added small strips of glitter paper to each side of the panels. The sentiments and a few leftover gifts were adhered on top using Thin 3D Foam Squares from Scrapbook Adhesives.
Lastly, I created one more card from the leftovers. I used the Lunar Paste and water mixtures to paint stripes across a white cardstock piece that was stamped with the background stamp in black ink.
To this panel, I added 3 gifts, a scrap piece of glitter paper and a tiny stamped sentiment strip.
Tune in next month for another addition of “Playing with Lunar Pastes”.