Tuesday, April 26, 2011

What the Heck is Fiber Paste?


For my altered box project that I posted on Monday, I used a product called Fiber Paste made by Golden.  I've had a number of questions about it so I thought I would share what I know - which ain't all that much - LOL!  I used it for the very first time on that project.  

I picked up two exceeding ugly boxes at Tuesday Morning a few months back with the intent of altering them.  They were cheap which is one of my main decision factors when making mixed media art.  I had never heard of this stuff until I joined the Simon Says Stamp and Show design team.   One of my team mates, Lynne Forsythe, has used it several times on her DT projects.  It caught my attention and I was interested in trying it out.  I purchased it at Michael's with my 40% off coupon.  It's a bit pricey to buy it for full price - around $14 a jar.  I used about a third of a jar on this box.  

You just slather it on and smooth it out or not depending on the look you are going for.  I needed 3 coats on my box top.  I applied it with one of those sponge paint brush thingies and left the surface rough by design.  
Looking at it from this angle, I think I need to lightly sand along where the fiber paste meets the tissue tape and then maybe ink the edge with Vintage Photo.  It looks a little raw the way it is.  I hadn't noticed that before.  The brown flecks you see are where I misted it with my homemade glimmer mist - water, vintage photo reinker and a couple of small scoops of Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls shaken well in a mini mister.  

That's it, folks.  No experience necessary.  I just jumped in and played around with it.  Had a blast and was pretty satisfied with the way my box came out.  I will definitely be using the stuff again!

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions. 

5 comments:

Chris said...

Interesting.....

emilysnan said...

hiya , it looks like frosting on a cake ! i cant wait to try it and your right i would say some ink rubbed into it would be devine ?hmmm? tfs
xmaggiex

Sue said...

Thanks for that info on the paste Linda.
SMILES:)

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Love this box! I really love the ric rac and am now totally intrigued by fiber paste! ;)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

marsha said...

Very unique! I may have to look into this! I love how you "jump in" on new ideas!
Hugs,
Marsha

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