Monday, June 26, 2017

10 ways to add Texture to a Layout

10 Ways to Add Texture to a Layout - By Alicia McNamara

Do you love to add a variety of textures to your Layouts?
I know I do.
 Today I'm listing ten different ways we can make our layouts full of a variety of rich texture.
  Plus I am sharing a Layout I made recently with Kaisercraft's Keepsake Collection.
1 - Layers of Paper
Probably one of the most obvious ways we can add texture to Layouts is layering papers on top of each other and this is particular effective when separating the layers with Mounting Tape to add extra height.
2 - Stamping

Background stamping is a quick and effective way of adding texture to a Layout.  In this Layout I used my all-time favourite Background Script stamp by Kaisercraft.  I adore this stamp and it goes with nearly every paper collection.

Kaisercraft Keepsake Layout by Alicia McNamara
3. Paper Blooms
Paper Blooms are perfect for adding lots of texture to a Layout.  In this Layout I am using one of my favourite colours of Kaisercraft Paper Blooms; Dusty Pink.
4. Templates 
Templates are perfect for adding texture to the backgound of a Layout.  In this Layout I mixed Gold Paint with Impasto and spread the paste carefully over the template to create a floral background effect.
Kaisercraft Keepsake Layout by Alicia McNamara
5. Twine or Ribbon
Twine or Ribbon can be tied into bows and added to clusters of flowers.  
In this layout I have used Kaisercraft's Natural Twine.
6. Wooden Flourishes
Wooden Flourishes are awesome for adding a variety of texture which is very different from other embellishments on the page.  In this layout I've used Photo corners on the photograph and film strips in the clusters.
Kaisercraft Keepsake Layout by Alicia McNamara
7. Cheesecloth
Cheesecloth is perfect for softening a cluster.  Cheesecloth just adds that little bit of wispy fabric feel to a cluster of embellishments.
8. Die Cuts
Die Cuts are perfect for adding swirls to your layout.  
Fine paper swirls were cut in white for this Layout.
Kaisercraft Keepsake Layout by Alicia McNamara

9. Acetate
A Film Strip cut from an Acetate sheet was used in this Layout to add more texture.
10. Sparklets 

Sparklets, Rhinestones, Pearls or Sequins can be used to add some sparkle and texture to your page.

Kaisercraft Keepsake Layout by Alicia McNamara
I can already think of a few more ways of adding texture into a Layout.  This list is certainly not you have a tip or two you could share?
 Please add your thoughts in the comments below.
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