Piping with Texture Paste

piping tools

This is way more fun than icing a cake! I do thin the paste just a little with about a teaspoonful of water to 1/4 cup of paste. You want it to flow nicely but not to flow out too much – it should hold a nice peak. I like to use a #2 tip that you can buy at a kitchen or hobby shop. When piping, hold the tool at a slight angle with the tip gently resting on the surface. Squeeze and pull at the same time for a nice even line. The quicker you pull, the thinner the line. A thick dot of paste will take a good 24 hours to dry. Don’t be tempted to use a blow dryer unless you want the paste to do a lot of cracking. Finish your piece with clear wax or varnish as usual when it’s totally dry.

Transfer a line drawing to your painted, but unwaxed surface and then go for it! Here are some examples- the first one is a line drawing that you can download and use as a test piece:




  8 comments for “Piping with Texture Paste

  1. September 11, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I recently went into Linda’s darling shop and met her. What a beautiful generous and talented woman. I was really impressed with Linda’s willingness to share her ideas and to teach others. Her shop is full of beautiful things she has made and her prices are so very reasonable. You must go check her out and take a class with this wonderful woman.

    • September 12, 2015 at 2:24 pm

      I was a real pleasure meeting you too, Kathy! 🙂

  2. wanda
    June 1, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks Linda is there a chance you’ll be back in Ottawa again ?

    • June 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm

      don’t think so Wanda 🙁

  3. Pat Thompson
    June 1, 2015 at 11:08 am

    Linda: your work is so fabulous. I hope someday to catch up with you again. thanks for sharing. this looks amazing

    • June 1, 2015 at 3:27 pm

      its too much fun Pat, you should try it!! Miss all you guys 🙁

  4. Sandy
    May 31, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    Linda, thanks for the tutorial
    Your such a great teacher, and your love of sharing is worth millions of dollars. Thank you so much

    • June 1, 2015 at 12:39 am

      Thanks sandy 🙂

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