I'm busy making a Wedding album for my soon-to-be sister-in-law, & I wanted to include birdcages on some of the pages as that is her theme for the reception. I remembered I had a beautiful stencil by Donna Downey, and this is how I used it on this layout....
As texture paste (modelling paste) is white, I knew it would stand out on the navy cardstock base, but you can colour the paste with ink or paint (just remember it will lighten the colour of your ink/paint).
Work on a nice flat surface, place the stencil where you want the design, and using a pallet knife/spatula scoop the texture paste out of the jar (a small amount goes a long way) and spread it across the stencil as evenly as possible.
Once you have covered your design, carefully lift the stencil off, and wash the paste off the stencil under running water (once the texture paste dries on the stencil it is very hard to get off).
No you can wait & let the paste dry on your page, or use a heat gun to fasten the process (don't hold the heat gun too close to the paste, or in one place too long, as it will bubble).
You could also use the texture paste as a background on your layout - but thats a blog for another day....
Then I made a pretty silver glitter & white card matte for my photo, and some lace & ribbon, and then the title "Cherish".
I think the navy & white is classic & beautiful, and the texture paste birdcages look gorgeous.