I recently had a chance to try out Wendy Vecchi's Embossing Paste in her Studio 490 line for Dreamweaver Stencils. If you haven't tried any type of texture paste before, you really must give it a go. It is great for adding dimensional details to any type of mixed media project as well as cards and scrapbooking layouts.
Moulding paste is a staple in my art supplies and I often use it for creating a rough and aged surface with which to paint upon. It can also be used through stencils to create a raised image. So it was fun to try Wendy's new brand. Wendy's Embossing Paste does the job well and comes in both white and black as well as metallic gold and metallic silver.
I tried out the white and black in a couple of projects you can see here. These projects are not finished yet, so I'm showing you bits of them. In the photo below, you can see the texture created by the paste. It was applied using an old credit card and a pallet knife. It gives a worn plaster, aged look to the painting.
Acrylic paint can be used to tint the white embossing paste. As well, I found that Liquitex Inks work well for tinting. As they are highly concentrated, not much is needed.
At the top of the image below, you can see how paste was applied through a doily to create a stencilled effect.
In the portrait below, first a layer of green paint was applied to the background. On top of that, both white and black embossing paste was used to create texture. The portrait was done with charcoal.