Wall Spackling as Texture in Mixed Media

For week 20 of the Documented Life Project, the art challenge was to use modeling paste on the page to add texture. I did not have any craft modeling paste, but I did have a small container of lightweight wall spackling paste (used to fill in nail holes, etc on walls) that I decided to try.

My inspiration for this page was a photo I took on the deck after a rain.

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I used my finger to rub the spackling over a woodgrain design stencil onto the paper. After the spackling paste dried, I painted over it with acrylic paint and then lightly sanded the raised texture to give a weathered wood look.

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For the leaf I painted with watercolors on watercolor paper, then cut out the leaf shape and glued it to the woodgrain.

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The grandkids thought this project was one of the best. They enjoyed getting the spackling all over their fingers and using the various “tools” I gave them to make fun textures.

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And here are their creations after painting.

Miss Tickles:

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My Princess:

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Ninja Boy:

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Melinda’s creativity right now is focused on figuring out what they need and how to fit it into their RV, which will be their home full time for a while as they travel for their ministry. After she gets settled in, you will be seeing more posts from her again.


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