What artists know about coloring modeling paste – Suzanne shares her secret

by | August 4th, 2015 | Comments Off on What artists know about coloring modeling paste – Suzanne shares her secret


Hello!  Suzanne here to share a quick and easy Asian-inspired greeting card that has been created using ColorBox® Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink Spray, a stencil, and artist modeling paste.  The technique is simple and lends itself to custom-colorized texture. If you’ve ever wondered how artists create such a variety of colors with modeling paste, you’re in the right place. Our secret to color modeling paste is using ink!


I created the background by mixing ColorBox® Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink Spray in “Bubblegum” with white artist modeling paste.  Apply the paste to a slick surface, like a craft mat. Simply spritz the paste with the Dye Ink Spray until satisfied with the color; mix thoroughly until there is color and texture consistency.  You can tint or color any modeling paste this way rather than buying sets of colored modeling pastes.

I used a palette knife to spread the mixture over the stencil.  Once dried, I embellished with sequin, the greeting, and a strip of wood paper to add to the Asian insipried look; I also highlighted the leaves and branches with Smooch Accent Ink in “Mocha.”   Thanks for stopping by!

Clearsnap Supplies:

ColorBox® Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Spray “Bubblegum”
Smooch Accent Ink “Mocha”

Other Supplies:

modeling paste
sequin, wood veneer
Arc wood paper


About Suzanne Austin

Hi!  My name is Suzanne Austin.  I’m a SAHM of 3 kiddos living on the Gulf Coast in Alabama.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for 17 years and counting!  I began scrapping shortly after the birth of our son, and like most haven’t looked back!  It wasn’t hard to become completely immersed in scrapbooking-the process, the art, the design-I am still in awe of the talent that’s showcased in this industry.  My style is pretty versatile (and still ever evolving), but I tend to lean toward the mixed-media and inky side of scrapping.  My motto: Just do it!  I love experimentation with new ideas and techniques. I tend jump in head first-no regrets. I love the enrichment (and therapy :D) this hobby has to lend.  I’m beyond excited to rub elbows with our talented Creative Team for yet another term! 

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