Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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.