Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: Stamping In Molding Paste

Today's tutorial shows you how fun and easy it is to create texture on your projects by combining your rubber art stamps with molding paste.

Items Needed:

Red Rubber Designs Ancient Map Background Rubber Stamp
Red Rubber Designs Miss Moxie Patterned Paper
Molding Paste
Palette Knife
Heat Tool
Acrylic Paints


1. With the palette knife, spread a thick coat of molding paste randomly over your paper. (The molding paste is blue on top of the pink patterned cardstock.)

2. Dry the area with the heat gun until a thin film forms over the top, about one minute. You should be able to touch the top without the paste sticking to your finger.

3. Spray your stamp with water to keep the paste from sticking to your stamp.

4. Firmly stamp into the molding paste. (Clean stamp immediately! Do not allow the molding paste to dry on your stamps.)  Allow the stamped paste to dry overnight. 

5. Once dry, layer acrylic paint and gesso to achieve desired look. 

6. Add embellishments and/or paper over top the molding paste to tie the page together.

7. Finish off with a picture and some flowers. This technique can be used on almost any surface and adds great texture to a project.


  1. What an interesting technique, Kate. I've never seen it used. It really does add texture and is great for all those vintage projects! Thanks for the tutorial.

  2. Nicely done, Kate! You always have great results with this technique.

  3. Thanks so much for this tutorial... something I'm really interested in trying, but haven't quite dared bring the stamps and the modelling paste together yet! Ready to give it a try now...
    Alison x

  4. What a wonderful tute! Thanks for sharing.


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