Hello friends! It is still a little summer quiet here on the blog, but I have more posts coming soon. We have had such excellent weather, which doesn't happen here all the time, so we've been spending time at the sea and at lakes.
It is Monday again, and this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog we have a Add Some Texture challenge. Just add any type of texture.
Texture is a favourite of mine and I rarely do projects without using different texture techniques. I love interesting textures, where the viewer wants to reach out and touch the surface. On this layout, there is a whole bunch, so that you can see how easy it is to create texture. You can use paint, ink, stamps, pastes, stencils, dies, embossing folders, etc., as well as different interesting surfaces. Almost anything can be used to create texture.
I found this photo from my own Christening on my desk and my mom looks so cute here, so the layout (the journaling is at the back), is mainly about her. You can see Leo being Christening in the same dress on this Misted Layout post.
I took a few step photos.
I used a paper from Tim Holtz Dapper stash and smeared texture paste through two different stencils, Doily and Flourish. This takes a while, since you need to let the paste dry, before continuing.
When the paste was dry, I painted it with Distress Paints.
When the paint is dry, stamp circles with Tiger Lily ink. Because of the paste, many of the circles will be incomplete, which is what I was aiming for. I also used one of my favourite script stamps and black ink. Finally, splatter some Black Soot paint on the background.
The combination of the printed paper, texture paste, paint, stamping and splatters gives a great texture to the layout, without being overwhelming.
Torn paper creates instant texture, and add an extra layer by tucking a small piece of paper underneath. I also used Stickles to add dots of glitter here and there, adding one more texture.
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