Hey everyone, it’s Elsie back again! For today’s layout I want to talk to you about different ways to add texture to your scrapbook layouts. Using different textures on a layout is a super easy way to create much more interesting and unique designs. So here are five easy ways you can incorporate texture onto your pages…
1: Simply use a material other than paper! To do this I usually add some sort of stitching on my pages. However on this page I cut this dreamcatcher cut file from white cardstock and, instead of stitching, wrapped some twine around the frame to create a much more rustic look.
The Auburn Lane collection also has some fabric flower embellishments, which look so pretty clustered together and make such a statement!
2: Using textured paper! I don’t necessarily mean you should use paper which is embossed or has a specialty finish on it, but use a pattern which has some sort of texture. I’ve seen cork, canvas and marble patterns on the market. But the Auburn Lane has my favourite woodgrain paper of all time and so that’s what I used it on this page.
3: Specialty elements, like foils and glitters! I used some of the specialty gold foiled papers from the 6×8 paper pad to back my feathers and some of the gold foiled die-cuts. This adds some shimmer and sparkle to your page and this kind texture is another way to create more fun and varied designs.
4: Distress the paper! I love how easy but effective this technique is, and curling the edges and adding rips is something I’ve been really loving to add on my pages recently. To create the tears on this page, I made a slight rip into my paper, curled the edges back and then stapled them into place. I either back these exposed sections with a patterned paper, or it’s a great place to nestle embellishments into. This adds so much more whimsy, and the subtle texture of the torn edges creates the rustic look I was after.
5: Use embellishments, and I’m not just talking about stickers and ephemera! There are always so many unique embellishments offered with scrappy collections, and the Auburn Lane collection has so many wonderful packs. One of my favourites is the mixed embellishment pack which includes enamel dots and sequins. I used the enamel dots to create the look of beads on the top part of the dreamcatcher, and I scattered some of sequins to create a much more shimmery and whimsical look.
Rub-ons are another awesome thing to use, especially if you’re not a fan of bulky embellishments. Because they’re translucent, they add a much more subtle texture and are the perfect finishing touch!