Experiments in Texture: Gel and Stencils

Hi all,

I’ve been playing with texture…this time spreading a coarse texture gel over a stencil, lifting the stencil, and then letting it dry. I have seen some tutorials on this type of texturing, but in typical fashion I sort of just went for it without following any particular plan. It was sort of messy and imperfect which is pretty much exactly what I was going for.Β  I added some ink, acrylics, and embroidery floss to finish the page off.Β  I’ll probably write on it at some point. We shall see…

I also did a quick doodle on the facing page on impulse, and I kinda like it. I may go through some old journals and work in a few more doodles ( I know for a fact I left some blankish spaces that would be perfect for doodles.)

Have you used texture gels before? How have you incorporated them into you journals and art?

Thanks so much for stopping by my little corner of the Internet!


Page textured with texture paste spread over a honeycomb stencil


Page edge wrapped in royal purple embroidery floss


A closeup of the honeycomb texture.



  1. Love the texture.


    1. Thank you Francine! Always lovely when you stop by πŸ™‚

  2. That’s a fun idea! I haven’t tried making texture with gel, but I have been having fun with lightweight modeling paste recently! Makes me want to run my hands over the page every time I flip to it πŸ™‚

    1. Yeah, they called this stuff a texture gel, but I bet the consistency is sort of like modeling paste. I know what you mean, I kept trying to touch it before it was dry. Its a very cool effect πŸ˜‰

  3. I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. You can see it here: http://wp.me/p23TG1-1PM


    1. Oh, thanks so much Francine! I’m honored! πŸ™‚

  4. Love the look of that page. Why oh why are there so many fabulous products to try? It’s fabulous and frustrating at the same time, and I know I won’t be in my studio again till after Christmas. Glad you’re able to keep working – it’s very encouraging.

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