Fairytale Castle Stencil and tinted texture paste technique

Fairytale Castle Stencil and tinted texture paste technique

Julie Heyer Julie Heyer

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Create a dimensional background on a tag with the Fairytale Castle Stencil paired with homemade texture paste tinted with a variety of sprays, and stamped elements from the collection.

Fairytale Castle Stencil Jumbo Tag Tutorial #texturepaste #clubscrap #tag #mixedmedia

If you have followed the Club Scrap blog for some time, you know I love mixed media techniques. Mixed Media is a term used to describe works of art featuring a combination of different media or materials. For example, for this jumbo tag, I used homemade texture paste, Stipple Mists, Aladine Izink Gold Dye Spray, Distress Spray Stains, stamping with Hybrid Inks, and punched paper flower clusters. Phew, that is a lot for one tag!

Fairytale Castle Stencil Jumbo Tag Tutorial

Make a small batch of homemade texture paste. Combine one teaspoon Bookbinding Glue, one tablespoon baby powder, and one teaspoon acrylic paint (typically I would use white but I couldn't find it in my stash so I substituted light gray) in a plastic container and mix well with a palette knife.

Cover any open areas of the stencil with washi tape. Spread the paste evenly over the castle.

Gently press the texture side of a paper towel over the wet paste. Peel away to reveal the texture. Set the tag aside to air dry.

Lay the tag in a spray tray (aka Club Scrap pizza box) and spritz generously with a variety of mediums including Club Scrap's Lavender Stipple Mist, Distress Stains (Broken China and Faded Jeans), and Aladine Izink Gold Dye Spray.

Mist lightly with water to move the colors around the tag as needed.

Set the tag aside to air dry.

If you are impatient, speed the drying with a heat tool, but be careful, the paste will tend to bubble and blister. This is great if it is the look you are going for. Give it a try!

Embellishment ideas

Stamp Fairytale images onto the tag with India Ink. Spray a small amount of Club Scrap's Opaque White Stipple Mist on an acrylic block. Paint the white mist along the edges of the stenciled image with a waterbrush to make the castle pop. Dip the brush in the mist and flick drips over the entire tag for a speckled effect.

Select purple, blue and aqua panels and punch a variety of flowers from each sheet. I love the duplex papers in this collection. They made fabulous flowers! Embellish each blossom with a bit of coordinating ink.

Add a sentiment and stars from the fairy wand image to a purple panel with India Ink. Distress the edges with Amethyst Ink.

Adhere to the tag in a cluster with the flowers and an Oval Frame.

Top the tag with ribbons from the collection and a sweet dangling wand charm. (I learned my bow tying technique from Tricia. Be sure to watch her Ribbon Basics video.)

Let's take another look at the finished tag.

Did you like this Jumbo Tag Tutorial? Visit these posts for more inspiration.

Faux Turquoise Jumbo Tag

Expeditions Jumbo Tag

Tammy T. Inspired Tag

Shibori Butterfly Tag

I hope you will give some of these mixed media techniques a try.

Happy Crafting!


Fairytale Castle Stencil

Fairytale Castle Stencil


This sturdy mylar stencil measures 6x9" and features a beautiful and versatile castle image and the word "Fairytale". ***Stencil sold separately. This stencil is not included in the Fairytale Page Kit or Card Kit.… Read More

CS Hybrid Ink Pads

CS Hybrid Ink Pads


Exclusively Club Scrap®, this hybrid craft ink combines the most exceptional ingredients of both pigments and dyes for a fine, crisp, fast-drying image! Don't forget to stock up on re-inkers!… Read More

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