Monday, February 9, 2009

Adding TEXTURE to your pages

Hi Everyone
First of all I'd just like to say how deeply sorry & sad I am after watching the terrifying events unfold on the weekend in the Victorian bush fires!!...I think I spent most of the weekend crying in heart, thoughts & best wishes go out to all those unfortunate enough to have been affected by this terrible tragedy with the loss of lives, homes, family & friends!!

This week I'd like to share with you a few techniques & hints I use to add texture to my pages.This lo called my special place is full of texture!!
One of my favourite things at the moment (just like Sheree) is my Cuttlebug!!.....The embossing plates for this machine are an awesome,quick & easy way to add texture to any lo or project. They come in a great range of styles & Sue has some available in the Scraploot shop.
In keeping with my tree theme in the photo I have taken the Forest branches template and on various pieces of brown Bazzill I embossed this design. I then drew a template of the shape I wanted to resemble a tree and cut it out.
Lastly I lightly glazed some dewdrop Brilliance ink spot over the embossing to enhance it further & create even more texture.

Adding some paper tearing & distress ink to your page add instant depth & texture.

Also cutting out some flocked patterns such as this red flower from the WRMK white out nonsense collection below is another way of adding some quick & instant texture to your pages.

When adding texture you can't go past a good acrylic paint splash.

To get maximum effect without the like to add a blob of paint ( if your paint is a little thick you may need to water it down a little with a few drops of water to get an even consistency) then lean down close to your page and simply blow in the direction you wish to add texture in. ......It's that easy!!

I have also torn straight across the middle of my patterned paper, then on an angle using a thin paint brush end I rolled my paper around in opposite directions to create a scrolled opening to add my title. Using distress ink on the edges of the scroll helps to add a rustic, vintage texture as you can see in the image below.

Again on the lo below I have used my Cuttlebug with two different patterns an layered the embossed patterns & added a cluster of texture with a metal embellishment, a stamped image with 3D foam tape & a knot tied in the middle of my ribbon.
Again I have swiped an ink spot over my embossed pattern to enhance the embossed image again adding to the texture of the page.

Below I have embossed the wing I have used from the new Fancy pants range "The daily grind" to create the texture of feathers to further enhance the wing.

Last of all I have used some corrugated card scraps I had lying around, scalloping one edge and a simple strip up the top of the photo's.

Your pizza boxes are also made of corrugated card. If you carefully rip the first layer off to reveal it, you can then paint it before applying to your lo. Or for a more rustic look leave it in it's natural state.

A simple piece of lace scrap applied over the top will help to lift the corrugated card & emphasize that texture even further.

Well there you have it......a few quick & easy ways to add different textures to your pages.

Looking forward to seeing some textured creations in our Scraploot gallery soon.

Take care & happy scrapping

Kylie x


Anthea said...

Kylie these pages rock!!! well done

SoSoBella Designs said...

Hello. I saw these cute, cute bags on one of Heidi Swapp's .com's. They were $45 and I am pretty sure they are at your location. Are there any left and if so do you mail to the US.
Thanks so much,

Kim said...

Wow congrats on magazine selection