Usually when I want to add texture in papercrafts I use Polyfiller/Wall filler/Spackle. It can be quite stiff to work with though, and it does dry quickly so you have to work fast. Grunge paste is a dream to use, it is smooth and silky and stays wet for much longer, giving you ample time to work into it.
I took my stencil and laid it over black card. Then I pushed some grunge paste thru, smoothing it out. I used a metal spreader, but an old credit card would work just as well.
I then took a Chinese script stamp, spritzed on a little water (as per the instructions on the grunge paste pot) I pressed the stamp into the grunge paste, released it and left to dry. Once dry I painted it with matte black craft paint.
I then did exactly the same with some small circle punchouts. Dipped in paste, stamped and painted.
Next I gently added ROSE QUARTZ treasure gold this fabulous metallic wax adds such an amazing effect to anything it touches. I added it lightly with a finger, and then left it to dry. After about 10 minutes I was able to buff it up with a soft cloth, this really brings out the shine.
Finally I started to construct my card. I added a piece of origami paper to my card blank, and then cut flowers from a contrasting origami paper.
I added the small circles of treated card to the flower centres.
I then added the metallic looking dragon.
At an angle you can really see the shine..
just look at that scrummy texture..