RECIPES FOR PASTES

  • Molding Paste

1 Part Paint (white)

1 Part baby powder (any brand)

1/2 Part White school or mod podge

MIX IN A BOWL AND THEN POUR INTO JAR-KEEP TIGHTLY CLOSED-TAKE A BIT OUT AND MIX A LITTLE ACRYLIC PAINT IN TO COLOR IT

YOU CAN DOUBLE RECIPE OR EVEN MAKE THICKER BY ADDING MORE POWDER

 

  • FIBER PASTE

1 part Glue- white school glue

1 cup paper pulp-use paper towel or toilet paper

1 part white paint

YOU CAN DOUBLE INGREDIENTS TO MAKE A BIG BATCH

Mix in a bowl until smooth. Make sure you keep in air tight container. You can add threads glitter and put some in a separate container and add color if you choose.

 
CHALK PAINT

PLASTER OF PARIS (you can buy Michaels-acmoore-hobby lobby-joanns with coupon)

8 oz of LATEX PAINT (you can buy at lowes or home depot in their sample aisle very cheap)

2/12 TBS of Plaster of paris

1 TBS water (stir water and plaster of paris in small bowl until smooth-add more water if necessary) NO LUMPS

ADD TO PAINT AND STIR AND STIR UNTIL SMOOTH AND THE PAINT AWAY! LET IT DRY AND USE AS CHALK BOARD OR IN PAINTINGS!

 

DIFFERENT WAY TO MAKE MODELING PASTE

1/2 Cup Plaster of Paris

1/2 cup hot water

1 1/2 white paint

1/2 cup glue or mod podge

Stir plaster of paris and water until smooth and add in the rest of ingredients. ADD more plaster of paris of you want thicker

REMEMBER 1 PART MEANS IF YOU USE A CUPFUL THEN THAT IS THE PART YOU WILL USE OR IF YOU USE 1/4 CUP THAT IS THE PART YOU USE..DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? WHATEVER MEASUREMENT YOU USE DEPENDING ON HOW MUCH YOU WANT TO MAKE!

 

 

Tuesday Tip-ACRYLIC PAINT

How many times have you poured out too much paint when you just needed a little? How many times have you scraped off your palette or thrown away dried paint and it breaks your heart a little at a time? How many times have you squeezed your paint out from the tube and know that there is NO WAY you are going to get that back in the tube with out making a horrible mess and that is even if YOU CAN! OK–OK– I know you get it…But it is one of my pet peeves and when I am not thinking and do it I end up getting so mad at myself SO what I have been doing for years is (UNLESS FIBRO FOG HITS OR NOT THINKING! LOL) is I shake up the craft paints that come in the bottles and open cap and use paint from there and the tip where it comes out from. You would be surprised how much paint you get that way and when you need a bit more you close the lid and shake again! And for the tube paints I give a small squeeze before opening it and take from the little hole dispenser and the lid and do it again if I need more. You may have seen me doing this in my videos or mentioning this a few times because it saves you so much paint!

I hate wasting any craft supply-and if I can find a way to save it or make it last longer — I will! Hope you use this tip and see how it does work and you have your paint last longer for more great projects!!!!

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