Here are my recipes and many are colored yellow as the ABC theme is Y= yellow.
Recipe 1: use a palette knife (used in painting) or a kitchen butter knife and spread Spackle onto your paper. (I used 140 lb. watercolor paper because I have a lot of it and the thickness will support Spackle and paint.) Let it dry and then color it with ink, acrylic paint, or watercolor. (I used craft acrylic paint) Optional: when dry, apply collage papers with acrylic medium (as a glue).
|Spackling compound (Spackle), watercolor paper, different knives (old butter knife, plastic palette painting|
knife, and metal palette painting knife)
|Some of the color I used: spray bottles of paint/ink, Glimmer Mist shine, craft acrylic paint|
|Spackling Compound (it had some liquid at the top when I opened the plastic container. I mixed the|
liquid around and then spread the Spackle onto my watercolor paper).
|Recipe 1 spreading the Spackle onto the watercolor paper, then letting it dry|
|Recipe 1 colored (when dry) with craft acrylic paint|
|Texture tools I used: corrugated paper, rubber textured place mat, kitchen potato masher, plastic hair comb|
|Texture marks made in the wet Spackle. I then let it dry.|
|Recipe 2 with craft acrylic paint added (after the spackle dried) See how the texture shows up!|
|Collage papers pressed into the thin layer of Spackling Compound.|
|More Spackle added to bury some of the collage papers. Then it was left to dry.|
|Recipe 3 with acrylic color added. Collage over and under Spackle.|
(I didn't see much difference with this technique. The raised surface of the Spackle didn't really show up.)
|Spackle with craft acrylic paint splatter.|
|Stamps I used: a homemade one using foam and then a purchased bird stamp.|
|Spackle drying with stamped images.|
|Recipe 5 colored with acrylic paint/ink spray on dried Spackle (stamped images)|
|PearlEx powders I own and used. I dropped the powder into the watery surface on top of the dried Spackle.|
|Finished paper with PearlEx Powders on top of dried Spackle|