On NGS group, we're doing a study of Darlene Olivia McElroy & Sandra Duran Wilson's book "Surface Treatment workshop " This week we're looking at the section "fiber paste". The jar says that fiber paste is "a flexible film with a handmade paper appearance. Use as a texture or as a ground on canvas or board."
To use the fiber paste as a background, I sanded a piece of Manila card stock, then spread the fiber paste on with a palette knife. I left this dry overnight.
skin. The authors state that you can add dried flowers, powder mica or threads into the fiber paste while it is still wet. (I didn't add anything to mine) The next day it was easy to lift up the skin of fiber paste.
The authors state that fiber paste can be cut. I was able to run the skin of fiber paste through a die cut machine and to emboss using an embossing folder. Colored the raised areas with gold acrylic paint.
Another technique with fiber paste that the authors suggest, is to use apply fiber paste through a stencil. I did this over a background that had used paint through a stencil. Used a palette knife to make a thick application of the fiber paste. Carefully lifted up the stencil and let dry overnight.
Like how it looks.
For the second one, adhered the wings to the stenciled background and added a cemetery angel image.