Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tag with "homemade" texture paste

Hello y'all!    How's February treating ya'?    I hope it's being kind to all of y'all so far.  It seems like this year is already flying by, just like boxes of chocolates flying off the shelves of our favorite shopping haunts.    You know, "sweets for the sweet" and all that stuff.   Just gonna be real with y'all here.   My hubby and I don't have a lot of time for the "lovey dovey" stuff of Valentines Day and I'll tell y'all why.    We made a promise 35 years ago to try to be as good and nice and kind to each other each and every day, 365 days a year and try to make each day special, instead of saving it all for one day out of the year.    So, for us, every day is special, every day is a day for celebration and every day is a day for showing love and care for each other.    Years ago, when we lived in another state, at the place that I worked at, on Valentines Day some of the husbands would send their wives flowers.   One of the girls I worked with smarted off to me about me not getting any flowers.    I was not as nice then as I am now, and I just looked at her and told her I have never came in to work with bruises all over my body and I would rather have that any day of the week than to have all the flowers in the world.    All these years later, and I still feel like the most fortunate wife in the world.   When God was picking my husband, He gave me the best of the best and I am so thankful for that.   So, that is my homage to Valentines Day.

I have a project I wanted to share with y'all.    During the month of January I made a lot of bookmarks and will continue to make them.    I love doing it and it's fun and I also have a reason to focus my heart and prayers while doing so.   I have watched many videos on you tube and just all over the internet about all the crafting mediums.    On one of the Google + communities that I belong to; Kraafters Kommunity, it's loaded with tons of great artists that are doing awesome things each and every day and there is always lots of chatter going on about how they create all their lovely art.   Some have even been sharing how to be frugal and make your own supplies.   Well, don't you know that I am all over that like flies on honey, yes, I am.    So, someone had posted how to make your own "texture paste" or what ever the stuff is called.    It's almost free if you have the supplies on hand.   So, I made some and let it set for two or three days and then I finally decided that I would try to use it.   With all that said, I wasn't intending to make something that actually looked Valentine-y, it just came out they way.
This first pic is the two most recent tags I have made and the one with the cross on it has the texture paste on it.   The tag on the left is made primarily of peel and stick items.   The top and bottom border was just cut and then the backing peeled off and placed down.   It was a Martha Stewart product.   Then the cabbage rose is a K and Company product, just peel and stick it also.  After I got them placed, I traced around the cabbage rose with my white Uniball Signo pen and then I inked all the edges of the tag with a brown ink pad.

For the cross, I used the Stampendous Baroque Cross stamp.   I really enjoy that stamp.   I used Memento London Fog for the stamp.   After I was satisfied with the stamping, I then used a stencil I had gotten at our local Wal-Mart and my homemade texture paste.   I have never used anything like that before, so I still don't know if it is actually like it should be, but I think it turned out pretty nice.   I scooped a bit out of the container and put a couple of drops of pink acrylic paint in it and mixed it really well and then applied the paste over the stencil.
After I got the texture paste on it, I used my heat tool to dry it and finished inking and coloring it the way I wanted it.   I took a chalk ink pad and dobbed it on top of the hearts so they were more prominent.   I really have to say that I think I may have a new fav medium to play with.   I then sprayed it with a fixative.   It is really neat to be able to color it any color you want and then apply it.   Yep, I think I like it. 
You can see in this close up that they are not level at all.  They are sort of lumpy and bumpy and that is what I love so much about it.   The mixture itself is as smooth as silk though.    And, a little goes a long way.   I just love it.   If anyone wants a recipe for it, just google "homemade texture paste" and there will be tons of stuff pop up and most of it will be the same recipe.    I used the recipe with talcum powder, but there is also a recipe using baking soda.   I love the one I made, but I'm sure the other may be just as great.

A friend of mine had sent me this in a daily devotional that she gets and then she passes it on to others.   I just absolutely love this.   And to be honest, I may have already shared this within the last year or so, if I have, just consider yourselves doubly blessed, because this is just an awesome prayer.    God has shown me who He is in my life and that is "El Roi, the God who sees me."    I have much comfort in knowing that even if no one else notices, "I" matter to God!    In all those times I have felt invisible, I was always seen by God!!!!!     It is just human nature, to want to know that we each mean something to someone.   Well, let me tell you, there is so much sweetness and joy in knowing that you mean something to the One who matters most, and that is God!    You, my friend, matter!!!!    No one will ever care more for you than Him!!!!!!     You may be reading these words for the first time, if so, re-read them, then read them again.    Soak in them.   Let them penetrate your heart and mind.    Read them out loud for your own ears to hear.   When you hear something, you are more likely to remember it than if you just read it alone.    So, read these words aloud.    God also says His words will not come back void or empty.    So speak Gods words aloud and let God bless you with them.   He sure wants too.    Something else you can do is google each of these names of God and just go a little more in depth with them to find out even more than what is written here.    Anyway, read 'em, enjoy 'em and most of all, believe 'em!!!!! 

A Prayer Using the Names of God

I KNOW You can create something out of nothing, please create something out of any nothing areas - the impossible situations in my life.

El Elyon,
I KNOW You are in control, sovereign, and I give You my circumstances today.

I KNOW You are my Lord and Master, I choose to follow You instead of the ways of the world.

El Shaddai,
I KNOW You are God Almighty, and I trust that You are sufficient for my deepest needs today.

Jehovah Jireh,
I KNOW You are my provider, and will supply everything I need today.

El Roi,
I KNOW You are the God who sees me, and that I am never alone, and nothing in my life goes unnoticed, for You know it all and see it all.

I KNOW You are the one and only, self-existent, eternal, covenant-keeping God and that You will always love me.

Jehovah Rapha,
I KNOW You are my healer and I come to You now with every area of my life that needs healing today.

Jehovah Nissi,
I KNOW You are my banner, and the victory in every situation that threatens me today.

Jehovah Mekoddishkem,
I KNOW You are my sanctifier, making me holy, doing for me what I can never do for myself.

Jehovah Shalom,
I KNOW You are my peace, and bring calm in every storm I face in life.

Jehovah Sabaoth,
I KNOW You are the LORD of Hosts, and bring deliverance as You defeat my enemies.

Yahweh Ro'i,
I KNOW You are my shepherd, and intimately care for me even if no one else does.

Abba, Father,
I KNOW You are my Father and that I can run to You and rest in the security of your everlasting arms.

In Jesus' name,

Oh my, such powerful and precious words!!!   I hope you will read them over and over and over.     Always know that you have a soft place to fall when falling into the lap of God.    Abba, Father is waiting, what are you waiting for?

Ladybug, I hope and pray that you are having the time of your life and that you are the belle of the ball!   Sweetpea loves you and can't wait to see you again!!!

Good night my precious friends!    I pray for peace, joy and love to rule your days and pleasant dreams by night.   Lift your eyes and see the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!    He's there!!!!    God loves y'all and so do I!   hugs, Patty


  1. Pretty tags. Glad to see you back!

    1. Thanks so much Vic. It's so good to be back. I had began to wonder when and if. But, here I am. Thanks again Vic! hugs, patty

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    1. Oh, thank you sooo much Nunzia!!!!! So happy that you love them and even happier that you left me a message, thank you for that! hugs, patty

  3. What you said about Valentine's Day i sso true! If my husband ever bought me flowers, I would be worried - it would be so out of character for him! Love your dimensional tags, Patty - it's great that you used your own texture paste!

    1. Hahahaha, I hear you on that Zsuzsa. I told my husband early on if he wanted to get me something, make it useful. A spool of thread, a pkg of needles, a bundle of card stock, anything but flowers or candy. Flowers die and candy hangs out forever on the hips. Oh, it was so fun using my own texture paste. I guess it worked like it is supposed too. Thanks Zsuzsa! hugs, patty

  4. Love your hearts, they look soft and puffy!! I made texture paste a couple of years ago but did not make it think enough and it went under the stencil, so I gave up and stole my husbands spackling compound that is used for patching holes in walls! It worked great!!

    1. Thanks Cindy! When I first made mine, I sat looking at it and thinking, should I add more powder and I finally did and it was a great decision. Mine worked really well, so I'm sure I will be making more. But.....I really love your idea and your resourcefulness in using the spackling compound. Love it!!! Thanks again Cindy!!!! hugs, patty